Talbot County
Democratic Forum


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...

Democrats Aren’t the Problem; It’s Trump

I read the June 27, 2017, editorial in the Easton Star Democrat with surprise.  As a voter who is deeply concerned for all of my family, friends and neighbors locally and nationwide because of President Trump’s bizarre and erratic behavior, I take issue with the...

Alt-Left? They Won the Second World War!

President Trump’s explanation of alt-left and alt-right, as two violent, mirrored extremes at loggerheads, was personally very enlightening. I now understand that allies such as my dad (T/SGT, U.S. Army Air Corps 1942-45), and my mother (CPL,Royal Air Force...

Talbot’s Shame Continues

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks American hate groups, has reported a significant increase in the number of hate organizations and their members in Maryland.  The KKK has their state headquarters in Rosedale, Maryland. There are several neo-nazi groups in...

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