Winston Smith There are drones flying over the air randomly that are recording everything that’s happening on what we consider our private property. That type of technology has to stimulate us to think about what is it that we … Continue reading Eye in the Sky: The Legality of Drones in Police Searches
John O. Sullivan The General Assembly may continue its session so long as in its judgment the public interest may require, for a period not longer than ninety days in each year. The ninety days shall be consecutive unless … Continue reading Marylands Crazy Part Time Legislature
These are troubling times for the National Parks. Decades of chronic underfunding has left our National Parks System with a $12 Billion maintenance backlog. The Parks Service has arrived at a critical crossroads between conflicting goals of its mission: Access and Preservation. Movements by State Republicans to decertify Bear Ears National Monument in Utah and Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine threaten individual parks, but one ever looming, increasingly popular idea threatens the parks as a whole: Privatization. Continue reading Revisiting America’s Best Idea: Privatizing the Parks!?
The framers of the Constitution were so clear in the federalist papers and elsewhere that they felt an independent judiciary was critical to the success of the nation. – Sandra Day O’Connor By Winston Smith Our governmental institutions have become … Continue reading Judicial Independence and the Selection of Judges
To try to bolster lackluster numbers, steps have been taken to try to increase voter turnout. These initiatives have resulted in marginally higher turnout rates, but what if they were taken a step further? What if American citizens were required by law to vote? Could one even entertain such a wild concept? Requiring one to actually exercise their constitutional rights? Continue reading Compulsory Voting: Possible in America?
“For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.” – H. L. Mencken By Winston Smith The sight of them causes hearts to speed up, feet to slam, and tires to screech. They cause … Continue reading Speed Cameras, Metal Satans?
We all know the story of the Boy who Cried Wolf. We tell this story to our children because it is supposed to impress upon them the dangers of “crying wolf.” Unfortunately, it today’s political climate it’s not just our children who need the reminder. Continue reading FBB Special Report: The Liberals who cried Wolf
In the second half of the Special Relationship miniseries, guest writer and British expatriate I.V. Williams examines the complex feelings the British people have about the “special relationship.” Continue reading The Special Relationship: Keep Calm and cash the Marshall Plan check
This article, John will discuss the American perspective towards the “special relationship” between Britain and America in the first half of a two-part miniseries in which he, with the help of a guest writer, will reexamine that relationship Continue reading The Special Relationship: A Star-Spangled Friendship