Chris Freind, PottstownMercury

Chris Freind

PottstownMercury

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent:
  • PottstownMercury
  • The Reporter
Past:
  • Delco Times
  • The Times Herald

Recent articles by Chris:

Freind: Are we desensitized to mass shootings? part 1

Not yet, but we need solutions that don’t involve bans and more laws. → Read More

Chris Freind: Speaker Kevin McCarthy — The ultimate survivor

Despite the nonstop coverage about the fate of a weakened McCarthy and damaged GOP, the Speakership ordeal will be forgotten in a week. Kevin McCarthy will likely charge out of the gate, eager to prove that he’s not a hamstrung leader by immediately scoring a few quick victories. → Read More

Chris Freind: Trump FBI raid — Let’s wait for the facts

Love or hate him, Donald Trump is never boring. The latest maelstrom engulfing the former President centers around the FBI raid of his Mar-a-Lago residence, where agents served a search warrant for… → Read More

Chris Freind: Trump FBI raid – Let’s wait for the facts

Love or hate him, Donald Trump is never boring. The latest maelstrom engulfing the former President centers around the FBI raid of his Mar-a-Lago residence, where agents served a search warrant for… → Read More

Chris Freind: ‘Cultural Appropriation’ has no place in America

Conventional wisdom is that newspaper circulation has declined due to the internet. Perhaps there’s another reason. Maybe people realized that newspapers went beyond just political incorrectness an… → Read More

Commentary by Chris Freind: ‘Cultural Appropriation’ has no place in America

Conventional wisdom is that newspaper circulation has declined due to the internet. Perhaps there’s another reason. Maybe people realized that newspapers went beyond just political incorrectness an… → Read More

Chris Freind: Vote down Schumer-Manchin tax bill

“If you want more of something, subsidize it; if you want less of something, tax it.” Those prescient words were uttered by Ronald Reagan. Putting his money where his mouth was, he ushered in the e… → Read More

Chris Freind: The South is rising

“The South will rise again” is a popular saying among Southerners. But upon visiting there, two words come to mind. Wrong tense. From the ashes of the Civil War, the South has risen lik… → Read More

Chris Freind: The South is rising

“The South will rise again” is a popular saying among Southerners. But upon visiting there, two words come to mind. Wrong tense. From the ashes of the Civil War, the South has risen lik… → Read More

Chris Freind: Time to bury beach tags in the sand

Pop Quiz: Which of the following summer traditions doesn’t fit? A)Independence Day celebrations; B) Red, white and blue decorations; C) Barbeque cookouts; D) Beach Tags. The first three are pure Am… → Read More

Chris Freind: Time to bury beach tags in the sand

Pop Quiz: Which of the following summer traditions doesn’t fit? A)Independence Day celebrations; B) Red, white and blue decorations; C) Barbeque cookouts; D) Beach Tags. The first three are pure Am… → Read More

Chris Freind: Stop-and-frisk should be handcuffed

Lazarus rising from the dead. Trump beating Hillary. The Phillies making the playoffs. In the realm of miracles, all are impressive. But perhaps even more incredulous is this column agreeing with P… → Read More

Commentary: Yo Mayor Kenney! Time to resign

“I’m waiting for something bad to happen all the time. I’ll be happy when I’m not here … when I’m not mayor, and I can enjoy some stuff.” Those were the words uttered by Phi… → Read More

Commentary: Allowing non-citizens to vote is un-American

It is not without bitter irony that, as we approach Independence Day — a celebration marking the greatest triumph of self-determination in history — America’s largest city stood on the brink of all… → Read More

Chris Freind: Juneteenth is a True American Holiday

Juneteenth. Long-overdue commemoration — or unnecessary holiday? The fact that the question is even being discussed reflects the political polarization gripping America. Put another way, how could … → Read More

Chris Freind: Juneteenth: A True American Holiday

Juneteenth. Long-overdue commemoration — or unnecessary holiday? The fact that the question is even being discussed reflects the political polarization gripping America. Put another way, how could … → Read More

Chris Freind: New gun control proposal: Common sense or another misfire?

In the aftermath of mass shootings, bipartisan negotiations seeking more gun control have been underway. Surprisingly, ten Republican senators are supporting the current proposal, but questions ab… → Read More

Chris Freind: Stop mass shootings? Gun bans aren’t the answer

Another school shooting. Another incomprehensible loss of life. Another round of misguided “solutions.” I don’t know where to begin, but it’s not for lack of words. Quite the opposite. There are so… → Read More

Chris Freind: Pennsylvania election: Winners and losers

It is beyond dispute that 2020 saw one of the most controversial elections in American history. With that said, anyone thinking that this year’s contests would be drama-free was sorely mistaken. Co… → Read More

Chris Freind: Buffalo shooting: Losing our focus again

Since there are no laws prohibiting the government from publicly releasing the names of mass killers, the traditional media (and social media) should be proactive by stripping mass shooters of the … → Read More