Courtesy to an MS-13 Gang Member

 By Harry M. Covert

Nov. 10, 2015

It’s a nice feel good story. A Frederick County, Maryland, deputy sheriff used great restraint. During a broad morning light he took a slugging in the face and neck from an illegal MS-13 gang member.

There on Key Parkway in Frederick investigating a minor traffic matter, Deputy First Class Greg Morton restrained himself. After the physical assault he didn’t resort to any deadly reaction. He could have, probably should have.

In times past assaulting a deputy or other sworn officer was a major no-no. No question about it.… Read More


Understanding Feelings of Vengeance

 By Harry M. Covert

All kinds of discussions result when the topic comes to state’s rights, sanctuary cities, school busing, and a certain historic flag not from Fort McHenry in Maryland or capital punishment.

Such considerations are explosive more often than not, good versus evil, for example. These are important and generally don’t come up with reasonable good feelings. Usually the reactions are hard-lined, and create most common “knock downs” of the most vociferous types.

Each of the 50 states and territories and possessions has its own peculiarities for numerous self-centered practices.


On the last day of September it can be recalled that after 18 years on death row, the State of Georgia, put the needle to a woman.… Read More


Mr. Biden’s Day in the Rose Garden

By Harry M. Covert

It was rather interesting. The upbeat 47th vice president was in the Rose Garden one day last week. He truly looked relieved. He was declining the opportunity to run for President.

Vice President Joe Biden
Available for No 48?

           It was at this moment he probably became a statesman, a man without portfolio in some 17 months to

Hillary Rodham Clinton
The Coming 45th?


            The Honorable Joe Biden spouted the niceties for not jumping into his political party’s presidential race.

       Admittedly, Mr. Biden is one of the more popular No.… Read More


It’s Winning or Else … Of Course

By Harry M. Covert

News leaks started seeping. The football coach was going to be fired, smack in the middle of the collegiate season. Usually replacing such personages waited until a season’s end.

In these days and times administrators just figure why wait? The thinking is easy. The coffers are full of cash so pay the guy off and get on with replenishing resources, dollars and wins.

That is entirely the story. From College Park, Maryland, The University is obviously flush beyond measure in the money department. And, they are fresh from extending the contract of the coach to 2017.… Read More


How to End Gun Violence?

 By Harry M. Covert

The matter of gun violence is of great and grave concern everywhere. It should be. In these days of everything goes in personal conduct the first thing anti-gunners jump on are good citizens who value their guaranteed rights to ownership.

Students, teachers and administrators are not safe anywhere it seems and there is tremendous cause for alarm, fear and some kind of protection.

There’s no doubt government has a responsibility to do something. There are no better protectors anywhere than the men and women of local police and sheriff’s offices and the numerous agencies throughout the county.Read More


Malfeasance or Principle?

By Harry M. Covert

At the very moment the Honorable Kim Davis figuratively expectorated – spit – in the face of a federal judge she was headed to jail.

The incarceration was for contempt of court. Almost immediately the fund-raising apparatus in all quarters of the religious and political communities was underway. Computerized printing presses, electronic mail and what is called social media began foaming at high speed, railing against unfair and unconstitutional attacks on the nation’s religious liberty.

The battle was under way bigtime with all the lofty folks claiming foul; that Christians of all persuasions were under attack by the federal government; and that the fundamentalists and evangelical communities are in dire straits.… Read More