Editorials

It never fails. When road projects in other parts of Maryland are proposed, they immediately step to the front of the line. Inter-County Connector? Come on up. Widening the D.C. Beltway? Sure, let’s talk about it. But just bring up a project for Southern Maryland, and it gets parked on the s…

Holiday shopping is in full swing by now, and for some disgustingly efficient folks, their lists may even be nearly complete.

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,…

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Letters to the Editor

In the Nov. 29 edition of the Maryland Independent it was reported that the new Nice/Middleton Bridge construction was approved by the Maryland Transportation Authority without a bike/pedestrian path. MDTA Chairman and Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn was quoted a…

There was recently an arrest of a U.S. Army member that was plotting to attack a media outlet and Beto O’Rourke, a Democratic presidential candidate. It was later found that he was planning to go to the Ukraine to fight with the Azov Battalion, which is a neo-Nazi militia that has been suppo…

In Advent leading up to Christmas we are hearing some prophecies about the promised Messiah. One reason for those prophecies was to allow people to identify him and eliminate pretenders. The ones below about his birth are important because no one controls the details of their birth. Any impo…

The majority of Southern Marylanders are people who respect our government. It’s laws, elected leaders and the Constitution. We expect that all Americans will be treated equally and fairly. At an Oct. 24 board of education meeting, attendees were shocked to hear from threatened teachers that…

It is fascinating to watch what I will call “economy deniers” tie themselves in knots downplaying what President Trump has accomplished with the economy in three opposition filled years. I refer to Bill Wetmore, “This is not the best economy in our history,” Maryland Independent, Dec. 6.

You may think of La Plata as a small-town community untouched by and immune to the intolerance, intimidation and humiliation tactics of radical leftists. But with the arrest of Jerry Feith on Nov. 30, that illusion is shattered.

I am writing today in response to a Sept. 13 letter to the editor, “Make the studying of arts optional for willing participants,” submitted by T.J. Foster. I appreciate Foster’s interest in this topic, particularly with in regard to preserving the valuable time of busy students and allowing …

At least seven people in Maryland have been sickened by an E. coli outbreak linked to packaged chicken Caesar salads. Since health officials have been blaming romaine lettuce for the outbreak, many people may not realize that meat consumption is the root cause of the problem.

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, …