It started as one of those ridiculous controversies of the Trump era. In May and June 2017, then-President Donald Trump blocked a few Twitter trolls who were criticizing his tweets. The next month, those trolls, backed by Columbia University’s Knight First Amendment Institute, sued the presi…
Who says July 4 is Independence Day? For me, it will be April 16 — the day I get my second dose of COVID vaccine!
The essence of progressivism’s agenda is to create a government-centered society by increasing government’s control of society’s resources, then distributing those resources in ways that increase the dependency of individuals and social groups on government. Hence this stipulation in Congres…
When Verso Corp., owner of the now defunct Luke paper mill, agreed last week to pay $650,000 to clean up toxic pollutants, which have been seeping into the North Branch of the Potomac River, it was a reminder that the axioms of our youths sometimes get lost somewhere along the way.
A wonderful book that’s hard to put down is “Mysteries of the Universe” by Will Gater with illustrations by Angela Rizza and Daniel Long. The illustrations are among the best that I have seen in any astronomy book.
Photography exhibition attracts national attention
WASHINGTON — Now comes the pesky question of how to pay for the progressive agenda. Or, more precisely, how to pay the huge price of the minority portion of the agenda’s cost that will be financed by taxes rather than money-creation or borrowing. Borrowing means future generations pay, but a…
When I attended Beall High School in the 1970s, shorthand was offered as a course. I did not elect to take shorthand because I really saw no need for it in my future. Little did I know then that decades later we would all be speaking in shorthand.
Am I the only one who feels like I’m living in an old-fashioned monster movie, with mobs of chanting peasants bearing pitchforks and torches as they march upon on a dark, foreboding castle? Or am I just spending too much time watching TV news and reading about politics online?
After a media firestorm ignited by a Vatican condemnation of same-sex unions — because God “cannot bless sin” — Catholic progressives immediately looked for hope in the words of bishops, President Joe Biden and even Pope Francis.
In early March, President Joe Biden met with a group of seven historians in the East Room of the White House. One topic of conversation: Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal. “He’d like to be (FDR),” Axios’ Mike Allen reported in an inside account of the meeting. “Biden’s presidency ha…
As expected, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced last week that the Mountain State has joined a 21-state coalition lawsuit that seeks to block President Joe Biden’s cancelation of the Keystone XL pipeline. Morrisey, a Republican, says Biden’s decision to cancel the pipeline project is an “unconstitutional” move that impacts West Virginia jobs and jeopardizes pipeline construction nationwide.
DEAR READERS: During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people have been driven into poverty and hunger while more billionaires have been recorded than ever. Richer nations and private corporations are spending billions not to address the climate, extinction and public health crises, but rat…
This Week's Circulars
BALTIMORE — Sister Mary Ellen Dougherty, SSND of Baltimore, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, at Maria Health Center in Villa Assumptia, Baltimore. She was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Rosella Dougherty, and also by three brothers, Thomas, John and Joseph; and four sisters, Rosemary, Dor…
- New mall owner working with 'big-box retailers'
- Homecoming canceled: COVID-related issue nixes Allegany, Fort Hill game
- Hampshire County animal rescue shut down, 102 dogs seized
- Country Club Mall under new ownership
- Man dies in Oakland mobile home fire
- Navy medic shoots 2 US sailors; is stopped, killed on base
- Lonaconing man charged in alleged parking lot assault
- Structure fires reported in Garrett, Mineral
- Cumberland woman arrested in alleged biting incident
- Two Cumberland residents jailed on grand jury indictment, warrants