January 21, 2012
Columnist Marta Mossburg's latest screed against the governor and legislative leaders is creative and thought-provoking but ultimately disingenuous ("The gospel according to O'Malley," Jan. 18). People who work hard in a capitalist society are entitled to be wealthy, but they are not entitled to be greedy. The real agenda of Ms. Mossburg and her ilk is to keep all their money. If they can paint those who seek to improve society rather than their own bank accounts as tax-hungry tyrants, they stand a good chance of not having to pay their fair share.
September 21, 1992
JUST AS your mother always told you, two wrongs apparently do not make a right.Thus, a 19-year-old Bel Air man, Curt A. Muffley, faces theft charges in Worcester County criminal court for allegedly grabbing the mask off a Ku Klux Klansman at a KKK recruitment rally July 4th amid the bustle of the boardwalk in Ocean City. The rally quickly dissolved when the hate ghosts were ridden out of town on a rail by vacationers, who had left their troubles at home, but not their consciences.Klansman Hobert Cox, 25, of Elkton, is to be tried for battery and hindering a police officer for allegedly attacking the man who tried to take his hood, according to the Associated Press.
January 21, 2010
Garrison Keillor: In your commentary of Jan. 20 ("Despite all the screaming, common sense will prevail"), you were right -- common sense did prevail in Massachusetts on Tuesday night. It's funny how history does repeat itself. While you ignore and ridicule the Tea Partiers as hollering and waving their arms and having "paranoid hallucinations of the right," their message has again been heard as the "shot heard 'round the world." The only folks that havent heard the message are you, the current occupant of the White House, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
April 12, 2012
I am furious beyond words at the arrogance and corruption demonstrated by the leadership of the Maryland General Assembly in failing to pass a tax bill to implement the budget for next year, all for the benefit of the gambling industry for crying out loud! ("After breakdown, what?" April 11.)The one constitutional obligation imposed on the legislature is to pass an annual budget. The leadership, particularly Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, chose to hold implementing that budget hostage in order to expand gambling in Maryland, even before the original slots parlors are fully operational.
August 10, 2011
Like Garrison Keillor, whose column used to appear in The Sun, Dan Rodricks underestimates the power of the tea party in American politics ("Question for tea party: What now?" Aug. 4). He should have read John Malagrin's letter right across the fold ("Tea party congressmen are the last great hope," Aug. 4). The tea party isn't Republican or Democrat, but the embodiment of the American peoples' frustration with the current direction our country is heading and the continued growth of government.
June 4, 1991
WHAT! Another big tax bill taking shape on Capitol Hill? How could they? Why should they? How dare they?Dare they will -- in 1992. Election-year politics are likely to churn up federal tax-cut proposals of every ilk next year, from schemes to cut capital gains taxes and unfairly put more money in the pockets of rich investors to those that would benefit the less well off but bore a gaping new hole into federal revenues.If we are going to go through this again -- and it seems likely -- at least it should be done right.
July 29, 2011
Al Eisner's cynical letter should be labeled under the heading "Be careful what you wish for" ( "Md. Needs a referendum on same-sex marriage," July 26). In chiding Gov. Martin O'Malley for pulling Maryland "into the gutter" by making same-sex marriage a part of his 2012 legislative agenda, Mr. Eisner urges what many consider to be totally un-American: Putting a minority group's rights up for a popular vote. Marriage for same-sex couples has existed in Massachusetts for over seven years now, and for all the fear mongering, doomsday scenarios, scare tactics and exaggerated hype, Massachusetts maintains the lowest divorce rate in the U.S. People recognize that the sky hasn't fallen since gay marriage was legalized there in 2004.
June 8, 2012
How dare your letter writer compare President George Bush to Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak and to Nazi war criminals after World War II. America, before, during and after the Sept. 11 attacks on our soil, also had our U.S. Embassies, Ambassadors, our U.S. ally Israel, our Marines and American civilians abroad, attacked and murdered by terrorists who were aided and abetted by Iraq andal-Qaidaand their assorted mercenaries. Our brave soldiers were volunteers defending our country which is still being threatened.
January 25, 2011
Once again, Thomas Schaller, offers his far left opinion regarding the rhetoric of the last few weeks ( "Violence on the right: more evidence," Jan. 25). The major flaw in Mr. Schaller's opinion is his great assumption, like others of his ilk, that his cited list of incidents prove a direct cause and effect connection to the political right's "violent rhetoric. " He also references David Neiwert's book as support for his opinion; he's a professor at Columbia University (farther left-leaning than Mr. Schaller)
November 22, 1999
In Tom Stoppard's 1995 play "Indian Ink," the character of an Indian artist uses the term "rasa," which he defines as: "what you must feel when you see a painting, or hear music; it is the emotion which the artist must arouse in you.""Indian Ink," receiving its East Coast premiere at Washington's Studio Theatre, is a play brimming with rasa. One indication is that the production, which opened in September and has been repeatedly extended, will be the longest-running show in the 22-year history of this small Equity theater by the time the show finally closes on Dec. 19.Another apparent proof is that word of the production's success reached the British playwright, who unexpectedly called the theater a few weeks ago to say he would like to attend a performance early next month.