Has MoCo’s School System Committed $168 Million to Buy Edsel Electric Buses?

Red flags should have gone up at MCPS about Proterra’s role in the project, given their track record elsewhere. Montgomery County’s Public Schools signed a contract last February to buy over 300 electric school buses, converting their entire fleet by 2035. The total lifetime contract cost of $168 million is reportedly the largest local government electric…

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MoCo’s Thrive 2050 Plan Will Keep You Stuck in Traffic

The new plan neglects to reexamine existing transportation assumptions hampering the county and instead doubles down on failed strategies Albert Einstein famously said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. If applied to Montgomery County’s planners and policymakers, room should be made at a state…

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Judicial Watch Expose: MCPS Taught Students that ‘Make America Great Again’ was ‘Covert White Supremacy’

Montgomery County Schools spent half a million on Critical Race Theory “System Audit” Judicial Watch has obtained documents from the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) uncovering details about their critical race theory classes.  Judicial Watch is a conservative, non-partisan educational foundation, which promotes transparency, accountability, and integrity in government, politics, and the law. The group…

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Gas Pump Sticker Shock? “Progressive” Policies Drive Energy Costs Higher

Gas pump prices over $3 per gallon This year’s annual Memorial Day Weekend ‘gasoline price outlook’ is decidedly grim. The American Automobile Association reports that prices are at their highest level in seven years. [i] A spokesman for the smartphone app GasBuddy says gas prices are elevated because demand “has come roaring back.”[ii]  This year’s…

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Is the Carjacking Epidemic a “Defund the Police” Movement Symptom? Will Armed, Defensive Motorists Reverse the Trend?

The mushrooming national carjacking epidemic is finally receiving added attention from prosecutors and law enforcement.  This past week Maryland’s U.S. attorney’s office announced the formation of a regional prosecution task force to combat the crime in D.C and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.[i] Carjackings doubled from 2019 to 2020 in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties,…

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Governor Hogan Reacts as Emails Reveal Personal Animus, Not Science Drove MoCo COVID Policy

Travis Gayles with Marc Elrich

In an expose relying upon emails obtained through Freedom of Information requests, Tim Carney of the Washington Examiner uncovered a disturbing pattern of personal animus by Montgomery County’s health officer Travis Gayles against religious and nonpublic schools and their parents. [i] Wrote Gayles in August while his school closure orders were being challenged: “It has…

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The Free State Commentary by Mark Uncapher

Commentaries by Mark Uncapher Has MoCo’s School System Committed $168 Million to Buy Edsel Electric Buses? By Mark Uncapher | July 24, 2021 Red flags should have gone up at MCPS about Proterra’s role in the project, given their track record elsewhere. Montgomery County’s Public Schools signed a contract last February to buy over 300…

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The Limits of Woke Capitalism

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Republicans and conservatives reacted negatively to the political advocacy taken by large corporations such as Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines against the Georgia voting rights law.  However, conservatives ought not to be surprised by this corporate activism.  It reflects the success of a long-term campaign by parts of the investment community to encourage large companies to…

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Anthony Brown Wants Biden Administration to Block Hogan’s Traffic Relief Plan

Because of the news stories promoting the Biden “Infrastructure” bill, Marylanders might think that relief from Capital Beltway gridlock was on the way. However, they would be wrong if Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Prince George’s) gets his way.  Earlier this month, Brown wrote Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg detailing his opposition to the Hogan “Traffic Relief Plan,”…

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Are Federal Prosecutors Closing in on Baltimore’s Power Couple, Marilyn & Nick Mosby?

Baltimore's Mosbys campaigning

Federal prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby and State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, subpoenaing her campaign and the couple’s business records, according to a grand jury subpoena recently obtained by the Baltimore Sun. The U.S. Attorney and FBI want financial records related to the power couple’s tax returns, bank…

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