Try digitalPLUS for 10 days for only $0.99

Readers Respond

News Opinion Readers Respond

FEMA followed policy — as Rodricks should know

As much as I respect Dan Rodricks' work as a columnist, his recent article castigating President Barack Obama for FEMA's decision to deny relief to Worcester and Dorchester counties was curiously conspiratorial ("No hurricane relief, and no good reason," Dec. 6).

One would expect Mr. Rodricks to be knowledgeable about the Federal Emergency Management Agency's mandate and the damage thresholds that trigger eligibility for relief. For him to suggest that President Obama would personally direct or deny relief to any community based on political considerations is disappointing and uncharacteristic of Mr. Rodricks' body of work.

Arthur Pierce, Randallstown

  • Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts
  • Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
    Related Content
    • Senators challenge federal denial of aid to Marylanders hit by Sandy

      Senators challenge federal denial of aid to Marylanders hit by Sandy

      Mikulski, Cardin call on emergency officials to reverse decision

    • Are looters going to jail?

      Are looters going to jail?

      I am wanting to know why I haven't read anything about the rioters being charged with the looting and burning of Baltimore. I understand that several hundred people were arrested but what has happened since?

    • Mayor needs a backbone

      Mayor needs a backbone

      Trying to eke out an existence in Baltimore has become a daily, even hourly, struggle for many. Oh, it was arduous enough before the recent spate of homicides occurred. But now it is simply a matter of good, law-abiding citizens of Baltimore being deprived of living in any semblance of peace ("Mother,...

    • Will Rodricks open his house to the poor?

      Will Rodricks open his house to the poor?

      In response to Dan Rodricks' proposal that our legislators support the leftist "Moving to Opportunity" agenda where the poor are moved to better neighborhoods through rent-subsidy vouchers, I have a better idea ("Time for leaders to do right thing for Baltimore's poorest kids," May 23).

    • Baltimore's death spiral

      Baltimore's death spiral

      Baltimore's mayor and state's attorney have taken the first steps to bankrupting this city. In addition to affirming obvious orders to allow space to destroy, the actions of the police make it clear that space was also provided for rioters to take control ("Baltimore needs an independent investigation...

    • Just obey the law and be respectful

      Just obey the law and be respectful

      If you cannot obey the law or teach your children to obey the laws of this country then why do you want the police to come to your aid? You call them your enemy and yet want their help in times of dire emergency. Get a grip on reality. If you want and desire their help, give them yours ("Officers...