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Ehrlich is wasting the opportunity he has been given

David BrooksFox News Channel (tv network)Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.

Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has been given the privilege of being one of the only right-leaning voices on the opinion pages of our left-leaning newspaper. While I am a left-leaning kind of guy, I am also an open-minded reader and enjoy hearing opinions that differ from my own on current events and political issues.

What offends me about Mr. Ehrlich's column, however, is that it seems to follow the format of Fox News and attack journalism. Rarely do I read his column and find insights or suggestions for making things better. Instead there are only harsh criticisms of the Democrats and liberalism.

I follow David Brooks, another right-leaning commentator with whom I often disagree. But I always feel that he has well-thought out ideas, and I feel that I am better informed and wiser for having read his thoughts.

If Mr. Ehrlich wishes to inspire and convince readers to take him seriously, he will need to sell his ideas more maturely.

Larry Lehmann, Baltimore

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