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  • After the vote

    A week ago this column asserted that the present electoral system in the United States now places the U.S government on sale every two years -- the presidency and congress every four years, and the entire House of Representatives and a third of the...
  • Program must change with longevity, demographics

    Program must change with longevity, demographics
    Medicare's age of eligibility — 65 years — is outdated. It is not even rooted in the 1960s, when Medicare was created, but in the 1930s, when Social Security was enacted and initially fixed the normal retirement age at 65. That's why a strong...
  • Even a beleaguered president loves the perks of office

    With President Barack Obama giddily professing his love for Meryl Streep as he fastened the Presidential Medal of Freedom around the famous actress's neck, we wondered what other perks of office this president enjoys. The news has been so wretched...
  • A Thanksgiving Day trivia quiz to test your knowledge

    A Thanksgiving Day trivia quiz to test your knowledge
    There's a lot of dead time at Thanksgiving, particularly if you're not a football fan. Family gatherings tend to be full of ne'er-do-wells who have nothing to contribute and spend the time watching TV, napping or annoying the cooks. I know, because I'...
  • Ann McFeatters: Even a beleaguered president loves the perks of office

    WASHINGTON With President Obama giddily professing his love for Meryl Streep as he fastened the Medal of Freedom around the famous actress's neck, we wondered what other perks of office this president enjoys. The news has been so wretched lately and...
  • Gratitudinal

    It's that time of year when we give thanks for the former colleague who had the bright idea to forgo the heartfelt, mostly predictable appreciation of family and fortunes on this uniquely American holiday and instead reflect on the writing of the...
  • Thanksgiving for sale, just like you want it

    Thanksgiving for sale, just like you want it
    If the first Thanksgiving harvest celebrations on these shores were held with today's leave-no-opportunity-untapped mentality, there would be a presenting sponsor, corporate underwriting, advertising signage and various tiers of VIP access sold. We...
  • On Obamacare, could all Democrats really be as clueless as Sen. Schumer?

    The biggest political error committed by Democrats over the last four years has been to run away from their signature legislative accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act. As a result, they've allowed Republicans and conservatives to depict a measure...
  • Nancy Teeters dies at 84; first woman on Federal Reserve board

    Nancy Teeters dies at 84; first woman on Federal Reserve board
    Nancy Teeters, who in 1978 became the first woman on the Federal Reserve board of governors, then continued to stand out by opposing Fed Chairman Paul Volcker's anti-inflation campaign, has died. She was 84. Teeters died Nov. 17 at an assisted living...
  • Recalling Nelson Rockefeller's Legacy

    Recalling Nelson Rockefeller's Legacy
    Seen through the prism of subsequent national experience, Nelson Rockefeller resembles a swollen post-war automobile — a land yacht with tail fins, a period piece, bemusing and embarrassing. He remains, however, instructive. Richard Norton Smith,...
  • At Big Hunting Creek, a presidential past and a troublesome present

    At Big Hunting Creek, a presidential past and a troublesome present
    These days, some parts of Big Hunting Creek do not seem nearly so presidential. Its banks torn apart by years of erosion, the roaring stream has become, for some Thurmont citizens, a noisy, unwanted neighbor. “It sounds like a freight train,”...