The Wall Street Journal writes that today’s law schools ask professor applicants, “Are you now or have you ever been a supporter of the Republican Party?” The ratio of liberal to conservative faculty members is staggering — well over 90%. At UCLA, 92.67% of all UCLA Law employees political c…

Kudos to Cleo Braver for her letter to the editor in Sunday’s edition (Feb. 16, 2020) urging the General Assembly to pass bills banning all use of the neurotoxic pesticide, chlorpyrifos. These bills are also strongly supported by the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Wh…

“Say it ain’t so, Joe.” A request whose accuracy is often attributed to myth. Regardless of its authenticity, most fans of baseball have come to connect that “Joe” phrase with the gambling fix (i.e. cheating) of the 1919 World Series.

I was greatly impressed by the social studies teacher at Wye River Upper School, Lydia Meeks, who led her students through a research process about vaping and nicotine. In addition, they learned about public speaking before a government group and lobbying. Since vaping is a controversial act…

I'm writing on behalf of a group of retirees, all military veterans, who meet periodically for lunch. Our question has to do with The Star Democrat's policy on displaying the American flag with the obituaries of some but not all deceased veterans.

I became disoriented this morning (Feb. 14) reading John Gondeck’s letter before I saw his name. I thought I was reading another of Donald Trump’s thousands of grievance-packed rage tweets whining about how unfair the world is to him. His first paragraph was a doozey: “Now that this sham of …

Deeper and deeper in his crowded attic of Trump’s Dorian Grey vices, as he tries mightily to press his gold-gilded falsity of youth and self-righteous terror. His vindictive fright of the mature and real.

The Talbot County Planning Commission and the Talbot County Council face a difficult decision in connection with the proposed Lakeside project in Trappe. As required by law, both bodies are being asked to confirm that an amendment to the county’s water and sewer plan is consistent with the c…

On Feb. 12, The Star Democrat published photos of Gov.r Hogan posing with African-American legislators and descendants of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman at the Maryland State House's new bronze statues of those two great Americans.

There is a bill before the Maryland legislature (SB486 and HB788) that would permit the itemizing of deduction on the Maryland income tax forms without requiring itemizing deductions on the federal income tax. Allowing this will lower the state income tax payable to the state for a significa…

I am writing on behalf of Habitat for Humanity Choptank to announce the “Habitat Build Challenge” that will take place amongst various businesses and government entities in St. Michaels. Spearheaded by Jaime Windon, town council member and proprietor of Lyon Distilling in St. Michaels, the H…

The Republican Party is officially dead. It has been replaced by the party of Trump. I personally like the name Trumplicans.

Not only does it lack originality and become tiresome to read, but name-calling President Trump a liar, illegitimate, a moral reprobate and worse lacks room for unemotional discussion. What would be more revealing about those who make these negative attributions would be for them to list wha…

You may recall our dear leader told us almost four years ago, “I alone can fix it.” Since that time, he has unreservedly shown us that his fixes are divisive, destructive and, most often, disastrous. The most recent aberration to our country’s norms took place at the National Prayer Breakfast.

Why do people have to drink through straws? Granted, straws are a help for sick or disabled people. But most of us aren’t sick or disabled.

Now that this sham of an inquisition is over and our president, Donald J. Trump, has been acquitted of all charges, I hope that the so-called representatives will get back to the job they were sent to Washington for, to serve the American people and not their own selves.

The expected played out because politics is now about party loyalty not what is best for the country. The House did what it should by investigating behavior that certainly is an abuse of presidential power. The withholding of money voted in a bipartisan way to aid an ally in its war against …

The “St. Michaels Action Committee” has twisted my words in a letter to The Star Democrat, failing to complete my statement, where I offered viable solutions to closing Canon Street that the fire department would potentially support.

As a farmer, I am deeply troubled that the toxic nerve agent pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been found to damage children’s brain development, contaminate waterways and injure wildlife, is still legal for use in Maryland. Even more alarming, the pesticide is used on food such as apples, s…

What a disgraceful display on the part of the Democrats last evening (Feb. 4)! No support for anything positive in this country. There isn’t one of them that hasn’t benefited from the economy we have now, and if they haven’t, they need a new advisor.