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Strong Public Support for Ending the County’s Wholesale Liquor Monopoly

Posted: December 14, 2015 at 5:50 pm   /   FreeState, Newsletter

By Mark Uncapher Few, if any Montgomery County government activities, are harder to justify than the Department of Liquor Control’s (DLC) monopoly. Yet Maryland state law prohibits the county’s liquor sellers, retail stores and restaurants, from selling any alcohol not purchased from the county’s monopoly. The DLC is one of county government’s most flagrant symbols […]

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Open Letter to the Montgomery County Council

Posted: December 14, 2015 at 5:45 pm   /   Newsletter

By J. Alexandra Tuttle No one would deny that it is absolutely heartbreaking seeing the pictures of men, women and children, fleeing their homes from the ongoing battle in their Syrian homeland.  Unfortunately, this grim reality is not an isolated incident. Take a look at the UN refugee website – people are being persecuted all […]

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Best to Follow the Rules

Posted: December 14, 2015 at 5:41 pm   /   Newsletter

By Brad Botwin I am puzzled by the sleight of hand decision of the Montgomery County Board of Education (MCBOE) to make Eid-ul-Adha, a Muslim holiday, a day off for all County students.  Instead of standing tall and promoting the education of our children, our elected MCBOE folded like a house of cards to outside […]

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Do Some Lives Matter More Than Others?

Posted: November 25, 2015 at 10:53 pm   /   Newsletter

By Deborah Lambert A couple of weeks ago at the University of Maryland, hundreds of students dressed in black gathered in front of a campus statue of Frederick Douglass, the 19th century slave and abolitionist leader, to express solidarity with their peers at Mizzou over accusations of racially charged incidents. And today, as the free […]

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Governor Hogan is Winning Hearts and Minds

Posted: November 25, 2015 at 10:49 pm   /   Newsletter

By Deborah Lambert Governor Larry Hogan has a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, and so do the citizens of Maryland, who voted him into office a year ago, because they believed he was a man of his word. Hogan’s gubernatorial run in 2014 marked the first time he had ever campaigned for public […]

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