There is an interesting development of the accidental revealing of the Democrats and how their media allies have gone to great lengths to keep the identity of the whistleblower a secret. They have threatened legal retribution for any who out that person, even as the suspected name and details of the individual have been floating around social media for several weeks now. Democrats have proceeded to reveal the identity of the suspected whistleblower themselves in a recently released transcript of testimony, proving they are either ridiculously incompetent or that everyone has focused in…

I can’t help feeling proud that President Trump made history becoming the first sitting president to attend the New York City Veterans Day Parade. Think about this accomplishment. Invitation has gone out every year for the past 35 years. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the parade, which is one of the largest Veterans Day events in the country. Just think our president, the commander in chief, led the New York City Veterans Day Parade, the centennial, this year. If anyone can remember, Trump stepped in with a ginormous check. He made a donation of $350,000 to the event in 1995.

Imagine going into cardiac arrest and the closest emergency room is more than 30 miles away. Or suppose your child is struggling with depression, but there isn’t a single psychiatrist in your county. Or consider experiencing unexpected pregnancy complications — yet living hours away from a hospital that has the resources to help.

Let me set the scene for you: Loyola University, Baltimore, Md., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Friends and family, coaches, paraprofessionals bundled up watching the 2019 State Championship Corollary Tennis matches. Elkton High student athletes proudly representing Cecil County. No school administrators, school board members, athletic directors or reporters. No fanfare. Did you even know that Elkton High Corollary Tennis made it to the State Championship? or that they won the County Championship 2 weeks ago? Do you know the names and faces of your County Champs? I do, but only because my son …

I can’t seem to shake the terror that Kayla Mueller went through when she was captured. Kayla Mueller was a humanitarian aid worker and human rights activist from Prescott, Ariz., who traveled to Syria to work with the Danish Refugee Council and an aid group called Support to Life. She was taken hostage by the Islamic State group in Aleppo in 2013. She was held in solitary confinement. She was tortured. She was intimidated. She was ultimately raped by al-Baghdadi himself. Kayla’s parents were very grateful for the killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Her parents were eternally grateful to …

Governing is never easy. You have to make tough choices. And, for many years, our elected leaders kept passing the buck. They borrowed against the future. They didn't balance our budgets. They were scared to make tough choices. Then we elected Alan McCarthy as our county executive. Like Donald Trump, he is making our county great again. In just four short years, we are finally investing in our schools, in our sheriff's department, and in our roads. And, most importantly to me, we are making historic efforts to address the opioid crisis that is killing our children. We can make those in…

Is government-facilitated re-importation of prescription medicines from Canada — a policy now supported by politicians as diverse as President Donald Trump and Senator Bernard Sanders – an issue of free trade, or a backdoor method of imposing price controls? That’s the way the question is usually framed in policy debates, but the great Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman took a third view.

In an excerpt from a published article in the Cecil Whig earlier this year, there were many benefits and much excitement talked about concerning the new cashless tolling implemented at the Hatem Bridge in Cecil County Maryland:

In the past two months, I have written to Governor Larry Hogan in regards to the conditions of our main roads. I used 272 as an example of a poor patch work that is becoming a hazard to motorcycles plus vehicles are now swerving to avoid bad road conditions. I have not heard from his office which is unusual. As a typical local tax payer, I often wonder where does all the toll money Maryland collects go? I can hear the leaders in Annapolis say “well we have appropriate funds for this and that.” Well Annapolis and county, try protecting our drivers. Fix our roads and finish the circles a…

I was surprised to read attacks full of lies against me by Jack Wilkins (who does not seem to be a registered Republican in Cecil County according to voter files) recently published in your newspaper.

Few have noticed it, but we have a rerun of the 2016 presidential election playing out right here in the Cecil County Executive race.

During the most trying times of our country’s history, Congressman Elijah Cummings’ loud voice roared, and indeed reverberated around the world, for the causes that drove him every day — for civil and human rights, civil rights and voting rights and equal rights — the principles on which our democracy was founded. Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi called him the “North Star of the House.” He was eloquently eulogized by former United States Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and other dignitaries. President Obama called the congressman “a man of noble and good h…

Who does this economic development really benefit? That is my question. We’ve seen a lot of deals being made and jobs being created, but on the flip side, we’ve also seen our marginal tax rates and utility bills rise to pay for discretional spending that is very frivolous, and for mandated spending that we should be pushing to change and not embrace.

...to the Cecil County Farm Museum and to all the agricultural folks in the county. Did you know that there are more than 530 farms in Cecil County alone, and that more than 40 percent of farmers here are women? That’s cool!

Fall is a great time to take up a new hobby or reinvigorate your commitment to a cause. Why not get more involved in your community?