For me, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s weekly columns are tiring. I now only read the headlines to get their general gist. One can generally figure out from them the content of his rhetoric because they usually reflect standard fare from Republican politicians and their spokespersons. The irony in this week's headline would be funny if it wasn't so harmful to the political discourse in America ("A barrage of wedgies," April 20).
The claim in the sub-head is that "The Democratic Party is relying on social 'wedge issues' to mask poor political policies." I wonder if Mr. Ehrlich realizes the irony? I suspect he would have preferred a different sub-head if he had realized how the word "Republican" substitutes so appropriately. And probably (I am guessing since I won't read the content) it fits better. Using "wedge issues" is a standard practice of his own party which he likely chooses to ignore.
Joseph Costa, Baltimore
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