A half-century after MLK's death is Baltimore less segregated? Yes and no.

Social Security and Medicare are not free

Since when are Social Security and Medicare considered "free stuff" ("Older, wealthier get plenty of 'free stuff,'" Nov. 14)?

I paid into Social Security for 46 years before receiving a penny and I pay a Medicare premium monthly (when my Social Security benefit went up recently, my Medicare cost rose higher than the Social Security increase — I wonder why that happened?) in addition to my own health insurance.

Columnist Thomas F. Schaller and others who write for The Sun can continue to hammer the right, but, as I continually ask, please be fair.

Lyle Rescott, Marriottsville

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