September 11, 2013
Most people have apparently made up their minds about what we should do about Syria, but I find myself dithering ( "The decisive moment," Sept. 9). Doing nothing seems like a terrible idea, and military action seems also seems a terrible idea. It comes down to choosing the lesser of two evils, but the perils inherent in either choice are daunting. I pity the leaders of our country who have to make these truly life and death decisions. I do believe that there are some lessons to be learned as the result of this crisis.
August 20, 2013
Editor: For many members of the millennial generation, the current political landscape has discouraged us from becoming involved in the political debate. From health care, to unemployment, and everything in between there seems to be a lack of appetite from our elders to solve some of our nation's biggest problems. Few issues in our nation's current political debate, however, seem to spark more disagreement than climate change. Although many of my fellow millennials, despite political party or ideology, agree that the climate indeed is changing, our political leadership appears unable to meet the challenges of combating this 21st Century problem.
July 31, 2013
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., when he addresses the "challenges" facing the Republican party, dodges with the fancy footwork of an adept politician around the painful truth ( "Republican resurgence faces many challenges," July 28). Whatever the impact of the factors he identifies for the failure of the Republican party to gain traction, he avoids the principal challenge they face - their image. Obviously, individual Republicans vary widely in their attitudes and values, but the party as a whole presents to the world an image of negativity that is out of temper with our times.
June 14, 2013
The recent article on multiculturalism by Bob Ehrlich ("Multiculturalism is the enemy of democracy," June 2) and the response by Wally Pinkard ("America is more than baseball and apple pie," June 7) have opened up a credible discussion on the root causes of political philosophy. I applaud The Sun for offering this polemic for readers to digest and learn from. The advantages of immigration and multiculturalism to the world and the U.S. are so obvious that they do not need discussion. The root cause of the multiculturalism debate is religious secularism and intolerance.
May 22, 2013
Recent letters have trashed Maryland as a business friendly state. As the founder of one of Maryland's largest engineering firms employing about 1,000 engineers and scientists, we have found Maryland to be the ideal place to locate and grow a business. Businesses in the 21st century seek good markets, a skilled labor force, good schools and universities and a high quality of life in which to raise a family. Maryland is unparalleled in meeting these requirements. Jack Kinstlinger, Baltimore
April 25, 2013
With the city putting together a plan for adding 10,000 families to Baltimore, this is a good time for interested Baltimoreans to weigh in. I'm told that the plan will be driven by the best possible data - a great place to start. But the plan needs to address a critical question: Who is going to want to live here during the next decade? Some of the trends that are driving Baltimore's nascent revival will prove almost impossible to determine based on the opinions of the city's current population, many of whom live here because of ties to family and friends or because housing is relatively affordable, not because they particularly want to live in a city.