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Democratic Forum


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...

The Talbot Boys and Charlottesville

One dead, dozens injured at a white supremacist’s rally in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday. Racist marchers, with a torch-lit, MAGA-hatted chorus of Nazi sloganeering, assault unarmed citizens, clergy, and American values as the gutters run with blood, hatred,...

Generals can’t moderate Trump

Many are hopefully regarding Generals Kelly, Mattis, and McMaster, as “moderating influences” on Trump, restraining the President’s most ignorant impulsiveness with the steadying hand of their military experience: Well, Daddy isn’t coming home...

Rest easy and be well

We haven’t heard from Rick Kollinger in a while. It’s good to know that the Easton Star Democrat cartoonist and occasional columnist is doing well, and we do have something in common. My primary care provider, or “general contractor,” is also Dr. Schilling, and I also...

Democrats’ agenda for working and middle-class Americans

There is such an avalanche of reprehensible behavior and widening and deepening scandals and criminal investigations engulfing Donald Trump, his family and associates that it’s easy to miss the destructive and regressive policies coming from him and his complicit...

The anti-democracy Republican Party

    The Republican Party that once screamed about how “We the People” would “take our country back” while wrapping themselves in our Constitution?  That was obviously just for show in response to the election of our first black president.  They...

A disgraceful role model in the White House

 President Trump hit a new low even for him in disgraceful behavior the afternoon of July 24, this time delivering a spiteful, crude, and self-obsessed partisan address to, of all groups, the Boy Scouts at their Jamboree.  Keep in mind these are mostly 11-13...

Will Andy Harris Ever Speak Against Trump?

“Mr. Mueller is widely respected, and I am confident that he will conduct a thorough and nonpartisan investigation into this matter.” That was Andy Harris, talking about about Robert Mueller, just two months ago. What will Andy say and what will Andy do, which...

Time to Get Serious About Health Care

We might recall President Trump admitting to his “great friend” from Australia, ”You have better health care than we do.” That moment of accountability was refreshing. Perhaps he was reminded that Australia is ranked 4th for positive healthcare outcomes by the...

Any Explanation for Trump’s Undocumented Meeting With Putin?

Our president is now known to have had a second, secret, meeting with Putin at the G20 conference. This on the QT meetup was attended by only Trump, Putin … and Putin’s translator.  No other Americans, no other nobody. For all the Trump dead-enders. the...

Andy Harris Is Not a Defender of American Democracy

Congressman Andy Harris is a first generation American whose family left eastern Europe because of the oppressiveness of the Soviet Union. He is someone who should know very well the nature of Russian aspirations. Yet we hear nothing from the Congressman about the...

Science in a vacuum?

Once it was determined that oysters had reached a level of 1 percent of their historic abundance, sustaining a healthy oyster population that provides jobs and sustenance as it filters our waters would seem to merit research  In 2004 the Chesapeake Oyster Management...

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