February 22, 2014
I was in Knoxville, Tenn., recently to support the Transform Now Plowshares activists during their sentencing hearing ("Activists sentenced for weapons site break-in," Feb. 19). Unfortunately, the news brief published in The Sun was just two sentences long. The note did not even list the names of the members of the disarmament group: Sister Megan Rice, Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli. Mr. Boertje-Obed lived for many years at Baltimore's Jonah House, and the other two visited the community on several occasions.
February 14, 2014
Regarding the Sunpaper article "O'Malley seeks answers from DHS on immigration program," (Feb. 12), I understand prioritization and focusing on the "big fish. " But once an immigrant has been detained, should the Department of Homeland Security have the latitude to say, you are here illegally but you are otherwise law abiding so we will let you go.? That discretion puts us on a slippery slope. What other laws should we be allowed to ignore because we disagree with them? Maybe the higher deportation rate of the non-violent illegal immigrants in Maryland is due to the fact that Maryland issues drivers licenses to immigrants that are here illegally and therefore has unwittingly enabled DHS to more easily identify, find, and deport the "little fish.
February 5, 2014
Regarding the recent editorial on the legislature's choice not to hold further hearings on the state's health care exchange ("Brown gets a reprieve," Feb. 4), it's about time The Sun started shining some light on the corruption that's so deeply entrenched in this state. But it still won't make a difference. Marylanders will still vote for Democrats no matter how much they get screwed and those in Annapolis know this fact. Steve Papaminas - To respond to this letter, send an email to email@example.com . Please include your name and contact information.
January 30, 2014
Environmentalists are slamming a new draft Chesapeake Bay restoration agreement for failing to address toxic pollution or even mention climate change as a complicating factor in the three-decade effort to revive the ailing estuary. The Chesapeake Bay Program , a "partnership" of the Environmental Protection Agency and the six states that drain into the bay - including Maryland - released Wednesday a draft agreement "to guide the next chapter of restoration across the watershed.
January 25, 2014
Nothing illustrates The Sun's blindness to safety on Baltimore's streets than two items in the newspaper in recent weeks. The letter from Carol Baker ("Safe in Baltimore," Jan. 18) was an answer to Eileen Pollock's previous piece on the lack of safety for Baltimore's citizens. Ms. Baker provides her personal evidence about living in Baltimore for 30 years and never being mugged and other quality of life benefits for living here and suggests Ms. Pollock should move away if she's so concerned.
January 16, 2014
Where's The Sun's editorial page today with all the new revelations about Benghazi and Robert Gates' new book, "Duty?" Even The Sun's ultra liberal attack dog, Thomas F. Schaller, writes about "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" ( "The outrage machine," Jan. 15). What's going on, is The Sun deserting a sinking, scandal-ridden ship? Remember, all Richard Nixon did was stupid and he lied, forcing his resignation and people went to jail. This guy lies every time his lips move, and people died at Benghazi and "Fast and Furious," and he, so far, has not resigned and no one has gone to jail or even resigned.