Editorials

In the days after Thanksgiving, many of us probably doled out cash or wrote a check to a charitable cause. Following on the heels of big spending days like Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday was a day to give pause in our frenetic holiday pursuit of gift s…

While other regions dealt recently with large winter storms and big piles of snow — several weeks ahead of official winter — we here in the Mid-Atlantic enjoyed, along with our turkey and stuffing leftovers, average to cool temperatures and light rain. But in preparation for what could come,…

In the second half of the 20th century, modern medicine was able to conquer smallpox and polio. Then, in the 1980s, another public health epidemic reared its ugly head: human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome. HIV and AIDS.

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Letters to the Editor

The best economy in our history is claimed to be occurring right now. Is it? We have had lower unemployment than the current three-point-something percent. We had lower unemployment in 1969 than any number recently. That’s a long time ago, but that means that this is not the best unemploymen…

I was surprised to read T.J. Foster’s great leap to atheism (“Theologian, apologist Norman Geisler set me on a path to atheism,” Nov. 1) after particularly precise disagreements with a theologian (Geisler) and an evangelist (Chick).

Glad to hear President Trump’s Department of Justice is backing a Christian school (Bethel Christian Academy) in its religious discrimination lawsuit against the state of Maryland, which kicked the school out of a voucher program because of the school’s reasonable belief in traditional marri…

We should not obsess with concerns about foreign governments’ effects on our elections — our politicians are destroying our elections from within.

This letter was sent to Charles County Commissioners’ President Reuben B. Collins II on Oct. 6 and has not received a response. A copy was sent to the Maryland Independent on Nov. 26.

I read with some dismay the letter by T. J. Foster of Lexington Park published in the Nov. 1 edition of the Maryland Independent, “Theologian, apologist Norman Geisler set me on a path to atheism.”

As a Baltimore resident and bird lover, I care about the health of the Patapsco River and the Chesapeake Bay. When I visit Inner Harbor with my family, I look out for local birds like Caspian terns, laughing gulls and wood ducks. These birds rely on healthy fish populations and clean water, …

Well Fred, you are partially right. (Fred Bumgarner, Maryland Independent, Nov. 22, “Republicans need to call out Trump’s behavior”) We as Republicans really do need to call out President Trump, not “that embarrassment residing in the White House” as you so eloquently call him. We need to ca…

I appreciate having a local paper printing differing opinions on many subjects. The dominating major media no longer presents us with unbiased news or input. In the Maryland Independent of Nov. 22 we had a writer appealing to “Saving Babies” (pro-life) next to a letter from an anti-Trump Dem…

I apologize if any veteran or anyone in the military or anyone else was hurt or insulted by my letter comparing unborn babies with casualties of World War II, “We should have an extended break from regular letter writer,” Maryland Independent, Nov. 20. My intention was to compare abortion wi…

I find myself in an uncomfortable position to be in.