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Letters to the editor

A dangerous delusion

The U.S. Republican Party and what is considered the political right in the U.S. today can no longer be considered a part of sane, rational discourse when it comes to policymaking and cultural, political and economic issues. The only thing I know to say to these folks is, “I’m sorry.” ...

Thank you for coming out

OutMOV held our very first Pride in the Park at Parkersburg City Park on June 26. It was a phenomenal day, and we served an estimated 2,000 people. Our event was open to the public and included free live music from local musicians, children’s activities, and access to dozens of community ...

Why cling to Critical Race Theory mindset?

I recently wrote that there was no “theory” involved in the cultural infection currently festering in Republicanland called Critical Race Theory, but I was wrong. Although Republicans have not agreed upon a definition, Senator Tarr, R-4th Dist., probably accurately describes the Republican ...

Government’s vaccine push an act of tyranny

In an interview on ABC News, Gov. Jim Justice, suggested we should waterboard those citizens that wish to exercise their God-given and constitutionally protected rights to control their own bodies. The exact quote is “Maybe what you got to do is lead them to water — and then if they won’t ...

Clarifying the facts on Trump and Biden

A letter writer, in the June 27 newspaper, challenged the facts in my previous June 13 letter, so I would like to respond and clarify a few items. We are living in a time when an incoherent sitting president openly defies reality and where his lies and ignorance are elevated and applauded. We ...

If Democrats were serious about elections …

If the democrats were truly concerned with election integrity, they would be pushing election reform in all 50 states, which would include: * Strict voter ID laws. Currently, only 38 states require voter IDs to cast ballots. According to a Monmouth poll, over 80 percent of Americans favor ...