Riots’ Silver Lining

I agree that determination is what gets things done, but I am saddened that editor-in-chief Joshua Runyan concludes that the “only accomplishment of the riots in Baltimore was the destruction of whole neighborhoods, the fracturing of a police force and the resultant rise in violent crime” (Opening Thoughts, July 17). Please recognize that there have… Read More

Reject Iran Deal

The Iranian nuclear agreement is dangerous and should be rejected (“End Run around Congress,” July 24). It leaves Iran with a vast nuclear infrastructure that openly or secretly permits weapons production. Other nations fearing Iran’s radical Shiite regime will race to get their own nuclear weapons. Moreover, ending sanctions will release $150 billion, allowing the… Read More

Abramowitz’s Statements ‘Blatantly False, Hurtful’

In her Your Say letter of July 17, Janet Abramowitz states that the goal of Stevenson Road synagogue opponents is ”to keep Russian Jews where they belong — out of Stevenson.”  I and anyone associated with speaking up about the proposed synagogue categorically reject Abramowitz’s assertion. It is blatantly false without any foundation and is… Read More

Abramowitz’s Letter ‘Disregards the Facts’

We wish to respond to the letter written by Janet Abramowitz (Your Say, July 17) regarding our opposition to the proposed synagogue on Stevenson Road. Abramowitz alleges that we are opposing the synagogue to keep Russian Jews out of the Stevenson community.  That is completely untrue and disregards the facts. As two of the families… Read More

Support Accord; Peace Depends on It

A historic accord has been achieved between Iran and the world’s major powers including the United States.  This accord ensures, through vigorous surveillance, that Iran will not make a nuclear weapon.  The existence of such a weapon would destroy the balance of power in the Middle East and launch us into yet another war. We… Read More

Abramowitz Letter ‘Downright Insulting’

Janet Abramowitz of Baltimore is entirely misled in her declaration that residents of the Stevenson community wish “to keep Russian Jews where they belong — out of Stevenson” (Your Say, July 17). I find this remark uninformed and downright insulting. My family has resided in Stevenson since 1960. In the years since, we have seen… Read More

Raising Wages Is Big First Step

President Barack Obama has spent much of his presidency getting our nation out of a deep economic crisis. Now we have an economy where the GDP is up and the stock market is up, but wages remain flat — and this has happened again and again since the 1970s. Once again, America is emerging from… Read More

Great Memories of Carlin’s Park

In “Panther Power” (July 10), roller skating at Collins Park in the Park Circle area was mentioned. Did the writer mean Carlin’s Park? I have a photograph from the 1920s showing my father standing in front of Carlin’s as a young boy, and I went to school across the street from Carlin’s in the 1950s…. Read More

Mr. Berenholtz: Take Down That Flag!

My parents live across the street from the house where Carl Berenholtz is flying the Confederate flag (Confederate Battle Flag Comes Under Fire,” July 3). I was shocked to find out that this flag was flying in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in Pikesville. My response when I see the flag, as a Jew, as a… Read More

Seeking Scapegoats, Not Solutions

When it comes to the fraught Israel-United States relationship, the Zionist Organization of America  (Marc Caroff’s Your Say letter, July 10), as has become its wont, prefers scapegoats to solutions, complete with rhetoric of fear and exclusion. Not to mention the lies. Two egregious cases in point: The comment that President Barack Obama’s “hostility and… Read More