Editorials

Newspapers — especially community newspapers — are alive and kicking, no matter what you may have read online or heard on television or radio. We chronicle the lives and times of our neighbors, and keep a close eye on government.

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Letters to the Editor

The House of Representatives has recently passed language to repeal prohibitions on implementing a national patient ID. Why is this so important? If also passed by the Senate and signed into law by the president, it would pave the way for creation of a national patient identifier, i. e. trac…

“How dare you?” asked Greta Thunberg of world leaders at the United Nations Climate Action Summit. How dare any of us carry on like business-as-usual while children around us are striking for their future?

Dealing with loved ones can be difficult sometimes and that only gets harder when they have a problem with drugs and alcohol. A big part of dealing with a loved one’s addiction is getting them into treatment. But what if they are unwilling to go? Intervention is the next logical step, howeve…

Ed Sapp wrote a letter, “Thought of children not exposed to art shakes soul,” Sept. 25, disagreeing with a letter I wrote, which posited that we should not require children to study literature, creative writing, art, or music as part of their k-12 or college curriculum. Sapp did so by writin…

I just finished reading Mr. Fred Lothrop’s letter in the Oct. 2 Maryland Independent, “Heed the wisdom of letter writer,” referring to one of my previous letters to the editor about incompetent politicians being voted to higher elected office after their failures have been exposed.

It’s easy to see everything in black and white, yes or no. It’s not correct, but it is easy. George Soros is the devil incarnate, trying to ruin America. Donald Trump is good and doing everything one could expect to make America great again.

As a recreational oysterman, I had to chuckle at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources recent rule changes cracking down on the enormous amount of oysters RO’s are taking from Maryland waters. Personally, I rarely get more than 100 oysters in one day so I’m not upset about the daily R…

The Sept. 25 letter “Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15” mentioned many of their accomplishments, but failed to list two of the most important ones. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella funded Christopher Columbus’ voyage and Spanish colonists (along with other countries…

During Columbus’ second voyage in 1493, one-third of La Espanola’s population died. Historical revisionists blame Columbus for the deaths, without providing any context.

Governor Hogan won in 2014 and 2018. Thirty-three percent of Maryland is solid Republican. Eighteen percent of the remaining 67% will vote for President Trump because they support the numerous successes and are disenchanted with the Democrat ideologies of open borders, socialism and free hea…

This letter was sent to Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and a copy was sent to the Maryland Independent.

I am 20 years old, and when I got pregnant with my first child I applied for food stamps. I had recently become unemployed and needed to keep myself up right. Well, here I am today a year later and I have no food stamps. But I am working full time. On top of that I am paying for child care o…