Art Cecil made a good point in calling to task “smart” letter writers who stand apart from the fray and don’t have to make decisions or take action. As a letter writer, I am duly chastened, but I would beg his forbearance, too. I feel compelled to do something, but writing is the only thing …

American security agencies have established that Russians hacked Burisma, the Ukrainian company for which Joe Biden's son Hunter served on its board. Evidence is needed to suggest that Joe Biden was associated with corruption in the Ukraine. The ploy to blackmail Ukrainian President Zelensky…

Amen, Bill Patchett. Thank you for such a rational letter to the editor published Jan. 15, 2020.

“Let’s get ready to rumble” as the front-page headline to the article describing swearing in the chief justice of the Supreme Court and senators for the impeachment trial of the president of the United States? Really?

I feel I must publicly write something about the signs, flags and bumper stickers I've seen in South Dorchester. I realize that it is everyone's right to display evidence of political choice and that, as of this date, Democrats do not have a candidate.

I must confess that I occasionally wonder whether it is worthwhile to continue my subscription to The Star Democrat. I read the obituaries every day, knowing that someday there will be one for me and grateful that it has not been printed quite yet.

Last year brought disturbing news about the number of birds declining in North America, dropping almost 30% over the last 50 years. Much of the data behind this science came from ordinary people who spent their spare time observing birds. This same data, however, has also helped shape and me…

I write this as an individual and proud resident of St Michaels, not as president of the Commissioners of St Michaels.

The Kirwan Commission’s numbers for supporting Maryland's schools are big and understandably daunting. Del. Johnny Mautz has expressed his concern by citing the “unique needs of Eastern Shore students” and suggesting “our schools are different from those on the western shore.” We may need mo…

Secretary of State Pompeo's lies are imminent. We don't know when or where but they are real.

On Jan. 7, this fine newspaper had a cartoon about the "new sheriff in town."

There has been quite a bit of negativity directed at Rick Kollinger in recent weeks, and it's kind of puzzling, as most of the criticism seems to be coming from people in that segment of our society that is constantly preaching to us about tolerance, acceptance, diversity and inclusiveness. …

It appears that the smartest people in the world are political denizens and letter writers who seldom, if ever, have to make decisions or take action in matters of direct national consequence. This week's news is replete with examples of such faux intelligence.

We read with great interest your paid advertisement for Super Clinical CBD Oil in today's (Jan. 7) issue. As the owners of Maryland's first all CBD store, we thought it prudent to do some research before writing. Super Clinical CBD Oil has a slick website and does appear to be legitimate, ho…

I read an article in The Star Democrat on Dec. 29 by Steven Roberts entitled “How Would Jesus Vote?” The Christians who read the article must look at that question very seriously and the platforms of the Republican and Democrat parties to see how they line up with God’s Word. Here are some o…

The front-page article from AP (Zeke Miller) in today’s (Dec. 26) Star Democrat titled “Trump lashes out as impeachment trial is stuck in limbo” had two glaring extremely important omissions that should have been included for a fair and objective article. The article declined to even say wha…

My wife, kids and I were visiting relatives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland over Christmas. By chance I picked up your paper (dated Dec. 27, 2019) and read with much surprise a “Letter to the Editor” entitled “Good news” by Jim Patchett. At first, I was stunned that your paper (any paper) w…