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Letters to the editor

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 ...

Moving on from Trump

46th President of the United States of America Joe Biden received 7,060,115 more votes in the 2020 elections than Donald Trump, 4.5 percent of all votes cast, and received 74 more Electoral College votes, 306-232. These votes were legitimate and legally cast. Biden even won more total states, ...

Reflecting on the baby boomer legacy

I’m 53, not a boomer, but in many situations surrounded by those of that generation. I attend a Sunday school class made up of mostly boomers. I enjoy their insights and wisdom. I currently work with and have worked with numerous boomers that have helped shape who I am. Their contributions ...

Why do they still believe this madness?

It is with sadness and anger that I write my first letter to the editor. I read your weekend stories about Wednesday’s events at the Capitol. Though you gave facts disputing it, I don’t understand why there was information about Sen. Azinger’s thoughts as news. These could be an editorial ...

Lessons we can learn from history’s villains

Regarding the dust up associated with freshman Illinois congresswoman Mary Miller citing this quote attributed to Hitler [article p.3B, 7 Jan. edition]: “Whoever has the youth has the future.” It shouldn’t have to be said but apparently is, there is no possible interpretation of ...

Obey the rules or get out of game

Most of us root for our favorite sport teams enthusiastically. Each sport is governed by rules and codes. Let’s consider a sports team, I’ll call the BB. At the urging of its coach and manager, the team, BB, commits every foul it can. The coach challenges any referee ruling against the ...

COVID pandemic will not be last

Saturday Jan. 9, 2021, COVID-19 took another life, one who was deeply loved by family, many friends and the community that individual served. The name will be added to the list of 24,000 who died alone in the absence of family between New Year’s Day and Jan. 9, 2021, and to the list of U.S. ...

Remember what happened

I was struck by something President Trump tweeted in the midst of the chaos he incited at the Capitol building on Wednesday. The tweet was a tepid call for his supporters to stand down and an instruction to “remember this day forever.” I agree with the President, we must always remember ...

Community support appreciated

The Parkersburg Holiday in the Park opened for the 26th year on Nov. 21, 2020, a little differently than in past with no opening ceremonies. Because of the pandemic the committee decided all opening functions would be canceled to keep the community safe. There are over 150 displays in the City ...

Political correctness gone too far

The 117th Congress, which was sworn in Jan. 3 — Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has proposed a rule change that is as follows: In clause 8(c)(3) of rule XXIII, strike “father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, ...

Thank you for taking a stand

Thank you to all who signed petitions and were willing to take a stand for NOT allowing another gambling place in our small town of Williamstown, WV. The Planning Commission denied the request for a variance on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Thank you to the entire Planning Commission and Martha ...

Continued efforts disturbing

When Rep. Matt Gaetz said recently on Twitter that the Republican Party is now the party of Trump, he couldn’t have been more correct. After approximately 60 failed lawsuits in state and federal courts, pressure placed on state lawmakers by the president of the United States to put forth ...

Hopes for New Year

I write this as we prepare to slam the door on 2020 and as we cautiously welcome 2021 with hope of the return to some form of normalcy and good health. Never would I have expected to live during a time where a pandemic swept the world, affecting 218 countries with over 81 million infections, ...

Climate action necessary

“No, Joe, we’re not in a ‘climate crisis’” writes Rich Lowry of the National Review, in an ill-informed and irresponsible article published in the News and Sentinel on Dec. 29. As was pointed out by the individual who brought this piece to my attention, there is far, far too much ...

The sorest of losers

The Dec. 20 News and Sentinel printed a letter to the editor titled “Illegitimate President.” That letter was a rehash of the Trump lies we’ve been tolerating since the Nov. 3 election. A short, one-sentence summary of the garbage in that letter would be: Trump won the national election! ...