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


Labor Day, Nickel Soda, 18¢ Bread

By Harry M. Covert

Labor Day is Monday and today is a perfect time to revisit first days of the first job. The experience sticks with most people no matter the passage of time. Me too.

Let’s relax for a while from all the partisan and silly debates around the nation. We need a rest from all the gabble flowing non-stop.

I like to recall the wonderful neighborhood grocery stores. Every city and town had them. They stick out because customers phoned in orders, they were charged on the family tabs, bills were cleared up usually on Friday paydays and orders were delivered by bicycle, if within a few blocks and by panel truck otherwise.… Read More


Stupid Is as Stupid Does

By Harry M. Covert

 There was a time believe it or not when the political correctness fad didn’t exist. People of all ages didn’t run around being offended by this and that and elected officials were never called stupid, even though it was often talked about in closed door meetings.

          In the journalistic battleground reporters always knew off-the-wall combatants and refrained from printing stories without attribution.

          Once in my early days on the police beat looking for a weekend feature I thought it’d be fun to entertain readers with a story on citizen arrests. A police chief almost had a stroke at the suggestion, “please don’t do that.

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Feds Unwilling to fill Beds for Removals 


Sheriff, Frederick County, Md.

Why is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) waiting for criminals to become more serious offenders, violent criminals and prioritizing only aggravated felons for removal?

The current administration won’t answer the question, but one fact really jumps out. Nationwide, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has 34,000 beds available for immigrant alien removals. Under the current priority policy of PEP, they are not filling the beds available for removal.

Jenkins is rated the second toughest sheriff in the USA on illegal immigrations.

Why are we not filling the beds?… Read More


Dealing with Illegals Not Difficult

By Chuck Jenkins

(Jenkins is the respected three-term Frederick County, Md., Sheriff)


I’ve been Frederick County sheriff for nine years. We’re located about one hour northwest of Washington right here. It’s a beautiful county, beautiful community, population of about 240,000 people. I’ve been in law enforcement 25 years locally. I sit on two committees of the National Sheriffs Association, the Homeland Security Committee and also the Immigration and Border Security Committee.

I can speak with some authority to the issues and give a real good local perspective. I’m a strong proponent of law enforcement cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).… Read More


Is Any Coronation Talk Off?

 By Harry M. Covert 

That Donald Trump! That Bernie Sanders! That political landscape! There’s no escaping facts that the chattering classes, partisan politicos and money givers are in awe, unknowing as to how to deal with the current state of affairs. 

Mr. Trump

All of the presidential watchers simply are ignorant of how the money mogul and the “independent” socialist have grabbed public attention. Traditionalists, so-called progressives, purported middle of the roaders and right wingers have been caught with jaws japing. 

Let’s face it. Most people thinking about the 2016 presidential competition assumed the event was really over and done with, that H.… Read More