Commentaries by Mark Uncapher

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

By Mark Uncapher | June 26, 2021

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

By Mark Uncapher | May 28, 2021

Gas pump prices over $3 per gallon This year’s annual Memorial Day Weekend ‘gasoline price outlook’ is decidedly grim. Who’s to blame for higher energy prices? To reach this conclusion, Politifact labored mightily to explain away the impact on prices of various policies that they acknowledge will make oil and gas more scarce and more…

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

By Mark Uncapher | May 22, 2021

The region is not alone. Carjackings have been on the rise in Chicago for more than a year, with a 135% jump in 2020.[iii]  Minneapolis carjackings increased by over 500% and have continued to soar in 2021.[iv] Carjacking calls to 9-1-1 in New Orleans spiked up 126%. Oakland police saw a 38% increase. Some of…

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

By Mark Uncapher | May 2, 2021

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 Limits of Woke Capitalism

By Mark Uncapher | April 20, 2021

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

By Mark Uncapher | April 12, 2021

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?

By Mark Uncapher | March 27, 2021

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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Must-See TV: WBFF’s Searing Baltimore City Public School Reporting

By Mark Uncapher | March 9, 2021

Did the Kirwan Commission’s members visit Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts in Baltimore before making their costly recommendations?  They should have. WBFF’s Project Baltimore last week broke a compelling investigative piece about a student attending Augusta Fells.  Over four years, Tiffany France’s son passed just three classes and earned a grade point average…

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Montgomery County’s Proposed “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil” Approach to Policing

By Mark Uncapher | February 21, 2021

Earlier this month, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s Reimagining Public Safety Task Force issued its report.  The Task Force’s vision involves Montgomery County waving a proverbial white flag to reduce public safety dramatically.[i] Media attention has focused on the recommendation for eliminating School Resource Officers.  This program has been at the frontline of MCPS’s efforts to…

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Hogan Traffic Relief Plan Moving Forward

By Mark Uncapher | February 7, 2021

Marylanders tired of being stuck in Capital Beltway traffic recently received good news from the Hogan Administration. The state Department of Transportation is moving forward with the next steps toward adding two high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes along the Capital Beltway across the American Legion Bridge to I-270.  The Department has adopted a formal recommendation for…

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