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Dumping on the Chesapeake Bay

Common Sense Writ Large

The Next Mayor of Frederick

Democracy in Action!

Ottawa: About a Greenbelt, Transit Oriented Development and Government Fiat

Countering Alderman Imhoff's Growth Beliefs

An Alternate View of Frederick City

Growth Policy

An Acorn in the Bucket

Monocacy River Part II

Monocacy River Part I

New Market Regional Plan Affirmation

43 More!

Fish and Life

Talking Trash

Strike Three, Smoking Out!

A Green Fund Too Far, Or Not Far Enough?

Growth Back to the Future

Revisiting an Iraq War Opinion Four Years Later

Second Anniversary of the Frederick Citizen

Unrepentant Cady

Sour Grapes and Fine Wine

There's Hope for Good Government

The Democratic Fifth

The County of Feel Good

Hypocrisy Indeed

The Alliance

The Growth Machine Slate

"The Issues are Bipartisan" - David Gray

The Importance of Jan Gardner's Campaign

Form Follows Function

Route 15 Scenic Walmart

Frederick Blue

The Curtain Rises

Housing Growth, Not Smart Growth, Not Progressive Planning

Understanding Lennie Thompson

Frederick's Tale of Two Rabbi's

Wellhead Protection

Make Believe, or Desperate Duncan?

A Progressive Concept Approved...then Defeated!

Hog Wild

Anniversary of the Frederick Citizen

We're No Gwinnett County

"An Election, Not a Selection...!"  Indeed!

A Potpourri of Thoughts and Issues...

Now That the Smoke Has Cleared


How am I to Decide on Mayor of Frederick?

Doomed To Repeat It

Frantic Orthodoxy

Stealth Candidate

Another Perfect Day for Bananafish

This Summer Election

Building Issues

Just Powers

Death Defying Election?

In the Heat

Horse Sense for Frederick County?

Kudzu and Million Dollar Homes

Bartlett's Ozone Trip

Let the Games Begin

Blood in the Water

Coffee Klatch

Archaeology in Frederick

Bizarro World

Mr. O'Malley's March

Playing All the Cards

Who are Your Friends New Market?

Mixed Use

Beijing Spring, Interrupted

Passion, People and Politics in Frederick City

Millennium project

A Frederick Leader of Distinction

APFO Under Attack

State Lands Sale

Frederick Water Sourcing

Frederick Water

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People vs. Croswell

Serving the Frederick, Maryland Community Proudly!

Hairly There by Constance Trump

West Virginia Glen Looks at Frederick

Against Gun Control by Jesse Atchison

Republican Fissures by Ted Waddelow

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Campaign for Frederick's Future

Update 8/5/08 Lynch for Frederick mayoral exploratory website is up!

Why a Change is Needed:

It's about planning. Aiming for higher standards and greater citizen input in decisions about our communities. As long as we continue to elect folks who feel the status quo of endless sprawl growth is fine, or who continue to buy into the economic myths of growth when we know that new development costs existing residents in terms of their pocketbooks and quality of life, we will continue to have the same old problems magnified and perpetuated upon our children. Link


July 10, 2008

by Jack Lynch

Today I signalled my intention to run for Mayor of Frederick City with an article posted at: - link to full text


It is early to hear all the loose talk about potential candidates for the Mayor of Frederick City. But I will confess a lingering passion to throw my hat in the ring, something I've only said to a couple other folks, as of today. It grew out of the discussion of future annexations for the City and has its roots in the so-called expanding horizons vision of the City's last Comprehensive Plan passed in 2004.

There are really three important things that a citizen can take on as their duty in the political scheme of our great democracy. First, is to be informed and to vote. Secondly, to appeal to government to heed your concerns and meet your vision, by speaking out in private and public, and making a concerted effort to engage those powers.

Third, and the most difficult because you cannot do it alone, is to take up public service in your community, through volunteer efforts, adding to the organizing and coalescing of community activism, and running for office based on your views and ability to manage community affairs, and contributing the vision for the future that is required to effectively govern a community's best interests...

Part II posted July 11th:

Setting a New Agenda for Frederick City - link to full text

excerpt -

Yesterday I announced my intention to run for Mayor of Frederick and set out a challenge to the growth policy of the current City administration. Today I'll expand on the concepts of growing and redeveloping within the current City bounds.

I have in mind three major areas – a new look at the length of East Street, especially the areas close to our historic downtown that need revival of purpose. The Golden Mile corridor, and Hillcrest. East Patrick Street, and the potential for redevelopment of the county fairgrounds. The focus will be on design densities with articulated and stepped heights, mixing residential and commercial uses, with reduced auto dependence and integrated park and natural areas as buffers...











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Chesapeake Blues on Tangier Island

July 4, 2008

Mass Burn

Appalachian Blues on Hillbilly Highway

Buying a Congressional Seat in Maryland's First District - Coming to the Sixth District?

Democratic Candidates on American Foreign Policy

All the King's Horses!

Campaign in Song: Bushie Head Out the Mixing Bowl

Democratic Campaign's Vertical Treadmill on Space Mission

A Bit of Olympic Political History

Obama for the Chesapeake Bay?

Politics is Personal: Repeat Three Times

Prediction: Bad News for Obama, The End of Post-Racial Politics

American Exceptionalism on the World Stage

Obama Speaking on March 18th - Political Equinox

Yee Haw! On to Pennsyltuckey!

American Blackface: Tragic Octoroon

Key to Success - Lesson for Frederick:

Republicrats Yes, Middlecrats No

Too Many Promises ...Loaves and Fishes

Identity Black and White in Frederick

Mashup 1968 - 2008: On to Texas, Out with Clinton?

Fat Tuesday!

Symbol, Sense and Substance

Eight More Years

The Dollar Bubble

Judging a Candidate By Their Website

Baby, We Were Born to Bun!