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Letters

  • Reader sees metaphor in crash

    A clear and urgent message has come to me, which I feel behooved to share with the rest of America.
    Last week, a gaggle of Republican lawmakers left D.C. for a most important enclave in Beautiful West Virginia. No doubt to give the cleaning staff time to shovel out all the crap in the halls of government. They mounted their conveyance with family and friends in tow and roared off down the Cumberland Valley.
    They did not complete the trip on board their chartered train. On the way there was a mishap. Analyzing the event, I perceive a clear message.

  • 2018 has had a rough start

    2018 has started out where 2017 ended. Sad and disgusting, where violence has taken the lives of police officers and a little girl who came between the mother and a loser of a boyfriend.
    The same political circus goes on. But with a twist.
    Vulgarity, no shame, the attitude shown from the Oval Office is “I’m the leader and you’re the pumpkin eater — deal with it”
    In that so-called bipartisan meeting of Congress to set out a plan to tackle the problems from immigration to the budget, the end result was who could cuss the most.

  • The Art of the Deal
  • Student requests help for project

    I am a student at Cascade Christian Schools, and I am writing a report on the state of Virginia.
    We are responsible for gathering as much information as we can about our state. If any of your readers would like to help me by sending any pictures, postcards, used license plates, facts, products, etc. from your state to the address below, it would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you very much.

    Nathan S.
    5th Grader
    Cascade Christian School
    601 9th Ave. S.E.
    Puyallup, Wash. 98372

  • Reader prepared to give vote to Flaccavento

    “Never be beholden to anybody.”
    My daddy taught me that when I was about 10 years old. It’s an old way of speaking and it may sound a little stingy at first, but it helps me think twice about who I accept favors from, and what that person might expect in return.
    That’s why I wholeheartedly support Anthony Flaccavento in his Ninth District campaign for Congress. He will not accept money from corporations. He does not have a PAC fund, where donors can hide their affiliation.

  • Middle class tax cut

    Trump may throw a few carrots in the tax reform to the middle class and we will accept as this is all we demand. We have a liar as president and all the tax break does is enrich Trump and his family, who could care less how much the middle class and low income are hurting. Just look at the price we are paying for the Trumps to live in the White House and promote their investments.

  • Wealthy profit from division among citizens

    Taking a knee is courageous, patriotic and very effective in focusing our attention on one of our most cruel injustices.
    Police are shooting and killing unarmed black men and boys. To those who still remain critical of taking a knee, I recommend viewing the Now This Politics video “News Anchors Tell Trump What Patriotism And The Flag Really Mean.”
    We European Americans have been in control of this republic for 228 years and we have failed to achieve our immortal declaration, “all men are created equal!”

  • The Ninth District is ready for change

    As I drive by the Crossroads Institute, with a parking lot full of cars, or when I visit the Blue Ridge Music Center, which draws thousands of tourists from all over the world, I fondly remember the efforts of our former Congressman, Rick Boucher, during his 29 years of service. Those were the days, when we had real representation, here in our Ninth District.

  • Our brave new world
  • Family needs time to grieve

    This is concerning my granddaughter and the death of my grandson.
    She has been going through the legal system since this  
    happened almost eight months ago. I think it’s time to give her and her family some time to grieve and heal the best they can.
    People involved in this legal system are trying to make an example out of her... because of a video that a certain person has pushed to get her convicted.
    I think all involved in this should be ashamed. She doesn’t need to be hated and locked up, she needs freedom and compassion.