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Letters to the editor

Are Biden voters happy now?

I realize that letters to the editor are pretty much pointless now, but I felt compelled to write one anyway. Both sides of the political spectrum have their heels dug in and I really see no bridging this divide in America. The first few executive orders President “Unity” Biden signed ...

Confirm Haaland nomination

To continue to enjoy the wild places we love, we need to conserve these places and the wildlife they support. That’s why I support the nomination of Congresswoman Deb Haaland for Interior Secretary, to ensure that our public lands and waterways are safe and healthy for our families to enjoy ...

Keep personal income tax

After hearing that Governor Justice and many of the legislators in Charleston want to eliminate personal income taxes, I am very upset. I do not mind paying my taxes when the money is used for us — like good roads, schools, parks etc. According to the West Virginia Center on Budget and ...

New court would waste money

Small states with populations of less than two million people do not have intermediate courts because their populations and case loads do not justify the costs. West Virginia and eight other states have no intermediate court. We don’t want a useless experiment like North Dakota. In 1987 the ...

Feeling buyer’s remorse yet?

Some political adversity for those who voted this new administration into office? Biggest. Idiot. Democrats. Ever. Nominated. Why? 1) Future gas prices will soar over $3 a gallon soon. 2) Open borders idea! Drug traffic will enhance, equaling more overdoses; destroying people’s lives ...

Another look at Trump ‘accomplishments’

The News and Sentinel printed a letter to the editor on Feb. 7 titled “Comparing Accomplishments.” That piece of ridiculous claptrap claimed to compare the so-called accomplishments of Donald Trump’s four-year term with President Biden’s first two weeks in office. Comparing four-years ...

Senators, do your duty

Feb. 9 began the second impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump. The case considered is whether the former president played a role in inciting the insurrection attack on the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, 2021. The House impeached (found evidence for conviction) against Trump and sent the ...

Remove Trump from future political office

Trump’s presidency has affected me profoundly. When I registered to vote, I decided my views were more closely aligned to the Democrats than the Republicans. I voted regularly even when it was for the better of two poor choices but otherwise was politically inactive. In August 2017, I ...

Lawmakers can save you money

I just got my electric bill for January and I’m pleased as can be. It was $58.34, even though I have a furnace that uses electricity as a backup. In January. That’s because I have solar panels on my house that generate electricity and feed it back into the power grid. (My house is three ...

Comparing accomplishments

Over Democratic opposition during the past four years, Trump had a record number of accomplishments: * The largest tax cuts in history * The greatest economy in history, until the COVID-19 pandemic * A travel ban from certain overseas countries to slow the spread of COVID-19 * A COVID-19 ...

Acceptance applauded

Veterans and top military personnel applaud allowing the entry of all transgender, lesbian and homosexuals into the armed forces. 1. It will strengthen all their personal identities! 2. They’ll be trained properly and will be more effective in miscellaneous countries that cannot seem to ...

Support PPAs in West Virginia

The development and use of renewable energy sources, those that use the natural forces of the earth to produce power (including solar, wind and hydro power) are booming across the nation and across the world. This new energy movement is creating jobs and wealth in local communities through ...

Respecting the flag

As I drive around the region I’ve noticed a few U.S. flags hanging upside down. My first thought was wondering what their problem is. Then I saw another “flag” hanging next to them, which supported the loser of the last election. It all started to make sense then. They were upset that ...

Biden’s first week

I do not think you will see this information in local print, so I will indulge. Joe Biden, during his campaign, on a number of occasions, said that he was going to promote and save good paying union jobs and be one of the most pro union presidents in history. His first day in office saw him ...

Here they go again

So here they go again, wasting taxpayers’ money on an impeachment trial on a man who is no longer in office. It is unconstitutional, only this time, we the citizens are paying with our lives. Do you not think all this effort and our money the House of Representatives is wasting would be ...

Adding to the song

A few days ago I recalled a favorite song from Sunday school, long ago. Sing along if you remember it, too. “Jesus loves the little children; all the children of the world. Red and yellow, Black and white, they are precious in his sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.” Back ...

Standing up for Azinger

I am writing about a letter that was in your paper Sunday, Jan. 23. The writer was very critical about Mike Azinger stating his views on the Bible in schools. I say, “Amen, Mike.” Until they put the Bible and Jesus Christ back in the schools and in the hearts of men, things are only ...

The great divider

Our past president attacked with gusto the FBI, CIA, State Department, Supreme Court, Joint Chiefs of Staff, COVID Team at CDC, the Iran Treaty, Climate Accord, Immigration Service, Dept of the Treasury, our Allies, and Republicans, and Democrats alike. He praised dictators in China, Russia, ...

Trump’s costly ‘big lie’

I am a Democrat and I voted for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris but I am greatly saddened by the “Big Lie” repeated over and over again by President Trump (and spread by social media like Facebook and Twitter) until 40 percent of the people believe that Trump won the presidential election. ...

Send Azinger packing

The News and Sentinel printed a six-column spread in the “Extra” section of the Sunday, Jan 10 paper. The article was an interview with WV State Senator, Mike Azinger. I’m sure the reporter was doing the best he could considering who he was interviewing. Try educating yourself by ...