The Maryland Independent welcomes letters on various subjects of interest from our readers. Letters must include the writer’s name, address and telephone number. The phone number will not be published; it is for verification purposes only. We reserve the right to edit or reject all letters. Letters selected may be shortened for space reasons. Keep in mind that brevity is a key consideration in the selection of letters. Mail letters to Letters to the editor, 4475 Regency Place, Suite 301, White Plains, Maryland, 20695 or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters to be considered for Friday’s edition must be received by noon Wednesday. To be considered for Wednesday’s edition, letters must be received by noon Monday.