I understand that there is excitement about a record 113 million people who voted last week. However, that number represents only 49 percent of eligible voters. This is an improvement from the 36 percent participation in 2014. But isn’t 36 percent a low bar?
The decision of White House physician Ronny Jackson to to get out of the kitchen rather than face any more fire, is only the latest head-scratcher coming from this incomprehensible gang of misfits who have descended on a capital already overstocked in them, and in both parties to boot.
Dr. Ben Carson, the former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon who was chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, appears to be well positioned for confirmation when the Republican-led Senate convenes in January.
Tough new regulations to protect chicken growers on the Eastern Shore were quietly rolled back in a massive federal spending bill last month — enraging advocates for the mom-and-pop farms and straining their already rocky relationship with Salisbury-based Perdue.
Food safety groups are ramping up pressure on Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski over language included in a government funding bill that would make it harder for courts to block the planting of genetically engineered crops.