My boyhood hero, Robert Kennedy, used to say, "Jobs are better than welfare." As a liberal/progressive Democrat, I agree. But I would add that having a job that pays a good and living wage that is well above the federal government's "official poverty line" is the human right of every America…

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The Maryland legislature craftily lowered our health insurance premiums by diverting federal funds that were already in the budget and paying the health insurance companies to be nice to us.

This is not intended to trigger a partisan debate but is only to offer what I feel are the failures of our institutions that have led us to where we find our federal government today.

My boyhood hero, Robert Kennedy, used to say, "Jobs are better than welfare." As a liberal/progressive Democrat, I agree. But I would add that having a job that pays a good and living wage that is well above the federal government's "official poverty line" is the human right of every America…

No woman should die from cervical cancer. We have the resources to prevent and end cervical cancer. But in 2019, an estimated 220 Maryland women will be diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer and about 70 Maryland women will die from the disease.

One potentially useful purpose of letters to the editor is to stimulate healthy, respectful and hopefully informed debate. In his Dec. 19 letter to the editor, Mark Holmes questioned what I said in my Dec. 12 letter to the editor about sea level rise projections for Maryland.

It has come to my attention that a local national historic site is under threat. Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill Farm are headed for the bulldozer under the guidance of Gov. Larry Hogan (R). This national park on the shores of the Potomac River where children from the cities and suburbs can go …

Based on a couple of letters The Calvert Recorder chose to publish in the Jan. 2 edition, I must assume that either you don’t receive enough quality letters to fill the space or you are looking to create controversy in order to sell papers.

Our public school system is important to each and every one of us in Southern Maryland. It is, without a doubt, the largest single investment that we make in the future of our children and our community.

The Central Maryland Heritage League is a nonprofit organization that advocates for the conservation and stewardship of South Mountain battlefield in Washington County. We are concerned by a non-binding agreement by Gov. Larry Hogan (R) with the U.S. Department of the Interior to exchange 2,…

A recent letter to the editor [“Treat all the county roads before winter storms,” Dec. 12, The Calvert Recorder] posed a question about the pretreatment of Mackall Road in St. Leonard prior to expected winter weather.

A little over a decade ago we (Democrats) were in the forefront about border security. Then in 2016 political outsiders Trump and Sanders stepped forward to do what they thought their followers and “we the people” wanted. Trump took the initiative to take over the leadership on immigration a…

The Roman Empire, a police state in its own right some 2,000 years ago, had ordered that a census be conducted. Joseph and his pregnant wife-to-be, Mary, traveled to the little town of Bethlehem so that they could be counted. There being no room for the couple at any of the inns, they stayed…

Every American has 10 percent more money available because of President Donald J. Trump’s “America first” policies.

As Dr. Seuss noted in a commencement address, one has to be careful when eating popovers to not swallow the air. It’s hard not to be misled by people who are anxious to mislead. We have a regular diet of it from our homegrown politicians. That’s been exacerbated by foreigners. The way out of…

Since the midterm elections resulted in a divided Congress, some people are calling for unity of the Republicans and Democrats. That is impossible since the two parties are on different sides of major issues.

I have read several letters over the past two months in response to the recent killings at the Pittsburgh synagogue. One of the issues with those responding is the apparent imposition of one person’s values on others. The modern concept is that each of us should have the right to our own val…

The Purchase and Retirement Fund is a key component of Calvert County’s overall land preservation and growth control strategy and should be fully funded. It allows prime farm and forestland owners to permanently protect their own lands while protecting Calvert’s rural character. We all win.