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Talbot Democrats Gain, Start Looking to 2020

As the dust settles on the 2018 elections locally, statewide and nationally, Democrats look forward with far more optimism toward further success in the 2020 presidential election cycle. Winning the House of Representatives back by flipping at least 40 seats,...

Now It’s Time to Vote

Our right to vote is a civic treasure and a solemn responsibility. In the silence of the voting booth we exercise our first line of defense and our last resort for our democracy. When our elected officials fail us through avarice or complicity or misguided policies,...

Want Change? Vote for Democrats

Several prominent Republican columnists, fed up with President Trump’s mendacity and his congressional enablers, are making an unusual recommendation:  vote for Democrats.  Calling Speaker of the House Paul Ryan “one of the president’s poodles”, George Will’s column,...

Jesse Colvin, A New Kind of Democrat

Congressman Andy Harris has some serious competition this November.  As more people in Maryland’s Congressional District One are meeting Democratic candidate Jesse Colvin, they are getting excited. Folks on the Eastern Shore – on both sides of the aisle – have been...

Elected Leaders Should Truly “Put America First”

As we all remember, one of the main themes of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign for the presidency was “Put America First.”  But as we are now sadly witnessing, President Trump’s conduct of U.S. foreign policy is leading the United States to a different place in the...

Why Can’t We Control Guns?

Why Can’t We Control Guns? Did you think that after the Parkland shooting, in which 17people died, anything would be different? As we now know, nothing has changed. The rhetoric has quieted, the proposed congressional laws have not gone forward, and we, the citizens...

A Better Way Forward for Talbot County

Talbot County will be at a political crossroad in the election cycle of 2018. Voters are faced with crucial decisions on the future of the County. Public school funding is the overriding issue, but close behind are very substantive issues of public safety, health care...

GOP’s Abandonment of Values and Principles

It wasn’t that many years ago when the GOP claimed to be the party of national security, law and order, family values and morality, fiscal responsibility, personal responsibility, and our Constitution. They no longer can make those claims. They have abandoned all of...

Candidates Must Address Environmental Issues

In the coming weeks and months we all should be asking candidates for public office at the county, state and congressional levels about their detailed positions on issues. High priority election issues include: agriculture, county growth and change with zoning and...

Can Our Democracy Survive Trump as President?

Just over a year into the Trump presidency, Republican Senator Bob Corker’s judgment of Donald Trump—that he “has not demonstrated that he understands what has made this nation great and what it is today”–has proved to be true.

We Don’t Need this Congressman

As a member of the obstructionist Freedom Caucus, Maryland Congressional District One Congressman Andy Harris is one of the most partisan, least productive members of the House of Representatives.

Is Trump’s America Still ‘The Leader of the Free World’?

Holding fast to the belief that most Americans remain very proud of our nation’s long-standing reputation as “the leader of the free world,” one cannot help feeling very distressed that our current president, as well as many of his most ardent supporters, seem now to...

Confederate Symbols Should Be Moved

In New Orleans, Mayor Mitch Landrieu has successfully led a campaign to move four Confederate statues from prominent places in that city. Three of the four were tributes to Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and PGT Beauregard.  The fourth was a monument to the 1866...

Board of Directors

President: Rick Schiming

Vice President: Francine DeSanctis

Secretary: Bonnie Morro

Treasurer: Jim Franke

Board members

Susan DeLean-Botkin

Charlene DeShields

Lena Gill

Charles Hines

Michael Hash

Rick Lynch

Lynne McGrath

Barbara Perry

Chris Robinson

Larry Pifer

Dominic Terrone