Letters to the editor

Thank you for the support

ArtsLink and the Wayward Players wish to thank everyone who supported our recent production of “Seussical JR.” The production was ably directed, designed, and choreographed by Bart and Clare Cannizzaro of the Academy for Dance and Theatre Arts. This children’s theater activity was ...

Cost-benefit analysis

In a previous letter, I proposed that the issue of a national health insurance or healthcare system should be resolved on whether such a system would “promote the General Welfare.” Promoting, meaning improving, the welfare of most citizens, not that of an elite few nor of each and every ...

Fighting domestic enemies

President Trump is the interminable obsession of the corrupt mainstream media. They replay their leftwing lunacy on a continuous loop. The Associated Press and New York Times lead the print media with anti-Trump propaganda in nearly every article and op-ed. From there the lies and leftist ...

New rules will hurt patients

Beginning Aug. 31, Governor Kasich enacted new rules concerning acute pain management. As a physician, we will be limited to writing no more than 7 days of pain prescriptions and no more than 30 Morphine equivalents per day. Roughly, that is about six pain pills a day. These rules were ...

First Energy and its scheme

I like the movie “The Sting,” starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. It’s a movie about con men getting away with it before anyone is the wiser. We have a sequel, brought to you by First Energy Corp., to unload an obsolete Pleasants Power Plant onto Mon Power and Potomac Edison ...

Role of the news media

The American news media needs to take ownership of its role in facilitating the rise and election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States of America. During the founding of our country the free press was recognized as an important cornerstone of our democracy. It was intended to ...

Is it really a problem?

Recently, in a live interview with a television station, Mayor Tom Joyce alleges the Non-Discrimination Ordinance could be harmful to small businesses regarding employment decisions, such as hiring, promoting, scheduling etc. What Mayor Joyce doesn’t tell reporters is that most small ...

Why no outrage?

As a white, Christian woman I must speak out against racism. The ugly undercurrent of racist groups has been with us throughout our history. The KKK started after the Civil War so white men could scare, harass and murder free black men and women. They wore hoods so they could attend church ...

Congress serves us

Since March the American taxpayers have had their pockets picked to the tune of two-and-a-half billion dollars!!! Where has this money gone at a time when we are told we cannot afford health care, or infrastructure repair, etc.? It is the cost of Congress’ failure to raise the debt ceiling so ...

Thoughts on Donald Trump

I apologize to Joni Mitchell for making her a spokesperson (another one) for Donald Trump: “I’ve looked at love from both sides now / From up and down and still somehow / It’s love’s illusions I recall / I really don’t know love at all.” The Donald first said there was blame on ...

No conspiracy, just facts

I would like to reply to the letter from one of my favorite critics, in the Aug. 20 News and Sentinel. The purpose of my previous letter was to bring the 2030 Agenda to light, to prevent it from becoming a reality. U.N. globalists don’t want their agenda made public. They want to work in ...

Mixed message?

I am writing this with a sad heart as all day I have listened to news coming out of Charlottesville, Va. The KKK and white supremacist turned that town into a battleground. Thirty years ago my job was transferred to Parkersburg. My coworkers gave me the usual ribbing about moving to West ...

Cost, benefits of healthcare

America accepts the principle that the regulation of drugs is a legitimate function of government and a proper use of the police power. We are so strongly committed to that idea that for over 100 years we have openly declared war against illegal drugs and have ceded our right against seizure ...

Right move on Paris deal

A recent article on the editorial page of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel stated that China was closing 100 coal-fired power plants. Of course, we believe every word from the Chinese government. After all they are not liars like the Russians are they? The Chinese government does what is best ...

Don’t remain silent

I have been at Parkersburg City Council when the room was bursting at the seams with people supporting or not supporting the non-discrimination ordinance. I would wager a guess that people on both sides were well represented as “church folks.” As I am writing this, I am reading about a ...

The conspiracy comedian

The News and Sentinel printed a letter on Aug. 13 titled, “The 2030 UN Agenda.” I haven’t decided yet if that writer was quoting right-wing political radio or publishing the unfunny jokes of an unsuccessful comedian. That writer told us the United Nations is planning to conquer the ...

More than politics to resistance

The reason why I belong to #TheResistance is far less about politics and more about my core values and beliefs. I believe that with our higher level of consciousness that we humans unlike any other creature have an obligation to act as stewards over all life on this planet. What distinguishes ...

Marijuana the miracle drug?

Looking into a rear-view mirror, will hype for marijuana (cannabis) follow the path of tobacco? After all tobacco was touted as cure for all our neuroses real or imagined as well as being a fashion statement. After all smoke filled rooms looked so enticing let alone skillful blowing of smoke ...

Be light in a dark world

There is a lot of evil and darkness in the world today. It is hard to not feel anger when some group or individuals cause mayhem, destruction, and possibly injury or death. How are we supposed to talk to these people when hate or resentment drive their existence. Growing up in the 60s and 70s, ...

The radicals are among us

They’re ba-a-a-ck! The Taliban, that is; and not rampaging through central Asia destroying ancient symbols of religions with which they disagree, but right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. And our “leaders,” fearful of losing their heads, trip over themselves to bow in obeisance. Betty ...