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I agree with Representative Anthony Brown that widening I-270 and the Capital Beltway with toll lanes is an outdated solution to congestion. In the editorial “Hundreds rally to stop controversial highway widening project,” local officials and Montgomery County residents favor expanding transit to curb the horrific upper county traffic congestion. Highway expansion will guarantee more […]

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On June 28, 2018, a man wielding a shotgun blasted his way into the offices of the Capital Gazette community newspaper in Annapolis. He murdered five staff members, including my brother-in-law, John McNamara. Not only did my young daughters lose a beloved uncle that day, but they must also now navigate a world where the […]

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I recently delivered a sad message to the staff and freelancers of The Sentinel Newspapers, indicating that our last edition will publish on Jan. 30 after serving Montgomery County for more than 160 years and Prince George’s County for 88 years. In that letter, I said that The Sentinel Newspapers have not been profitable for […]

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As a former Navy enlisted man and officer, I am highly concerned with the Commander-In-Charge Of White House Chaos interference in Navy matters. The Commander-In-Charge Of White House chaos overruled the Navy’s decision to demote Chief Petty Officer and Navy Seal Edward Gallagher. Gallagher was convicted of posing with a dead detainee. Trump’s rationale was […]

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Dear Editor, Massachusetts just passed the first law in the country to prohibit the sale of all flavored tobacco products. Although Maryland has taken steps to address the youth e-cigarette epidemic in its own communities by raising the minimum sales age for tobacco products, it should follow Massachusetts’ footsteps quickly. Delegate Dereck Davis plans to […]

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Those of Donald Trump’s followers, some in government and some not have carried out his unlawful orders, have engaged in criminal conduct and must spend time in federal penitentiaries. In addition, Trump himself also has allegedly committed federal crimes and he must also go to federal prison. The media has informed us of many reasons […]

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October 29, 2018 Dear Members of the Sarah Lawrence Community, As you know, I write to you from time to time about issues within the College and about national concerns that I feel are of direct relevance to our work at the College and the values of our community. I try to keep the bar […]

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To the editor;

“Congratulations to The Sentinel and its steadfast owners, the Kapiloff family, for holding to their high standard of editorial integrity for many, many years, in the face of ever-increasing challenges for small media companies.

“It was my privilege to work as a rookie reporter at the paper some 48 years ago, under the tough tutelage of its legendary editor, Roger Farquhar.

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Exercising Civil Rights 

To the editor;

I don’t normally read the Sentinel, but today I picked a copy up at the Rockville Senior Center.

I was surprised at some of the vile and inaccurate comments from some readers. I have lived in Rockville since 1959 and watched seven children graduate from Richard Montgomery H.S.

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Trump Broken promises? 

To the editor;

The promise during the campaign by Donald Trump to move the U. S.. embassy finally to Jerusalem reminds me of the words of an old familiar song “We have heard that song before, it’s from an old familiar score”.

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Voting against Democrats   To the editor; I am a Chinese immigrant and have been the supporter of the Democrat Party since I got my U.S. citizenship.  I have voted for Mr. Van Hollen for several terms in Congress but not this year as he runs for U.S. Senate, and not anymore.  My family and […]

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Republican voting for Clinton

 

To the editor;

I am among those Republicans who have re-registered as Unaffiliated.

I was a life-long Republican. I have never voted for a Democrat since first voting in 1972.. This year I will be voting for the Democratic candidates for President, the US Senate, and the US House of Representatives. The Republican nominee for President does not represent conservative, Republican values and is unfit to be President. Yet he has not been repudiated by either the national Republican party nor by most Republican candidates.

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Casting his vote for Van Hollen

To the editor;

In what has been a heated and often shocking election season, one thing remains true: we need to elect leaders who get things done. We need to elect people who not only fight for our values, but are willing to compromise when it is in the best interest of Maryland, as well. Chris Van Hollen is the pragmatic leader we need. At the end of the day, he gets it done.

For years, Republicans have tried to stop any and all efforts at progress or compromise. They orchestrated the government shutdown, and even now refuse to grant President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court a hearing, to say nothing about their flagrant refusal to fill the vacancy. In the face of it all, Chris Van Hollen has continued to reach across the aisle to be an effective legislator in Washington.

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Robots and the school year?

To the editor;

“OK, robot waitress.  Your first recommendation was the slow baked salmon with lemon and thyme.    I’ll try that.  With the peas and carrots.  By the way, that is a snazzy outfit you’re wearing…. You’re welcome. ”  

In a few years conversations like this will become common.   More broadly, robots will increasingly perform many jobs now performed by humans.   We may expect that the robots generally will first be used to do repetitive physical jobs.   Jobs remaining available to humans will involve greater complexity and skill.  Less skilled humans will have a harder time finding work.   New kinds of human jobs will be created more slowly than traditional jobs disappear.

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My opinions versus your facts

To the editor;

When politicians accuse other politicians of corruption, fraud or misrepresentation without factual evidence to support “opinion deception;” those self-serving screwballs create hoaxes to fool gullible people to believe propaganda from politicians dealing marked cards for the blame game are not from the Jokers.

There is no evidence to prove P.T. Barnum said, “Thers a sucker born every minute.”

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Get Back Jack! Jack goes right!

To the editor;

Get it right

Right foot braking when driving automatic transmission vehicles is the way to stop your moving vehicle. By taken the right foot off the accelerator pedal and applying pressure to the brake pedal with the right foot is the right maneuver, no matter what Trevor W. Frith the unreal blame game man says.

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The Blame Game – Real men and the tragedy of right foot braking on automatic cars

 

The car has always been one of the most dangerous modes of transportation from not only the driver’s point of view but also other victims such as cyclists, pedestrians and people including children, inside supposedly safe buildings.

There are times when car crashes reach epidemic proportions and at this point politicians and governments play the blame game. The favorite and easy targets are the automobile manufacturers and the drivers. The governments in charge of driver legislation and training never blame themselves so if you don’t mind we will.

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Young and homeless

To the editor;

John F. Kennedy once said, “The future promise of any nation can be directly measured by the present prospects of its youth.” If we truly believe in this, our future doesn’t look so bright.

Did you know that over one million youth experience at least one night of homelessness a year with over ½ million youth being homeless for at least one week or longer in the U.S.? (US DHHS).  This is a staggering statistic given that the U.S. is considered an international super power and one of the wealthiest nations in the world.  Youth are considered our future, yet we continue to allow a large portion of them to live on the streets with no end in sight.

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The Term Limit limited

 

To the editor;

What is good policy for the Obama administration is apparently not “good enough” policy for the esteemed political pols of MoCo.

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The Rockville Police issue To the editor; Councilman Mark Pierzchla is quoted [Sentinel, Aug. 11, 2016] as saying that one of his priorities is “adding more police officers to the city’s municipal force, though he did not say how many officers that would include.”  This brings to mind a remark by Prime Minister Salisbury that […]

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You put your left foot in .  .  . To the editor; IS THERE A RIGHT FOOT BRAKING LOBBY AND WHY SHOULD WE CARE? Yes there is and we should care because in the last 50 years it can be blamed for the deaths of 30,000 people, the life changing injuries to millions and the […]

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Crossing the Jewish Rubicon   To the editor; I have written before about the seemingly delusional weekly columns by the Sentinel’s Paul Schwartz.  His latest, “A bid of ‘No Trump” beats Trump every time” however reaches new heights.  It’s a given Schwartz is a flaming liberal apologist for America.  But Schwartz’s inability, for example, to […]

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Turn, Turn, Turn To the editor; Once again the liberal Kapiloff dogma rules the Montgomery County Sentinel. Your editorial about term limits is something I heard Dr. Kapiloff speak about often when he was around. He is dictating to the paper still. It is time to limit terms in office and drive out those who […]

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Road rage, road signs and road kill

To the editor;

County Council member George Leventhal’s measure to prohibit all temporary advertisement signs on rights-of-ways is right-on. How many multiple numbers of road sigsn does it take to sell mattresses, cleaning services, junk removal, sport enrollments, gutter cleaning, travel agencies, turtoring services, Realtor new development alerts and other road sign advertisements?

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Learning to “Walk this way”

 

To the editor;

Regarding your article, “Leggett and Riemer unveil new pedestrian plans,” (07/07/2016) the problem of pedestrians being in danger is caused by drivers not following the Maryland state law that they must stop for pedestrians in crosswalks.

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Privilege, Power and the Government

 

To the editor;

I wholeheartedly agree with your editorial about the lack of transparency in Government. It seems the mentality of Politicians and government public servants is that they have ‘won the lottery’ of privilege and power and they are now somehow ‘above’ being responsive and accountable to the public. Instead it is a privilege to serve, and if they fall this far short they should be removed from their position and replaced by someone (much) better. There are many, many more competent folks out there who are ready and more able to do a good job.

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Brad, The GOP and term limits

To the editor;

The Montgomery County Republican Party (MCGOP) hosted a popular outreach booth Sunday, June 12 at the Celebrate Olde Towne Gaithersburg Festival. While supporting GOP candidates for Congress, Senate and the White House this November, the MCGOP is also promoting a non-partisan petition to get Term Limits for the MOCO County Executive and County Council on the November ballot.