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Letters to the editor

One man can take a stand

Who ever said one man can’t change everything? If that one man does what he is supposed to do, $50 million will not be spent on taking the life of up to 3,000 babies every day. If that one man does what he is supposed to do, 1 million people will not lose their jobs. If that one man does ...

Fossil fuel dinosaurs want us to save them

This newspaper published another natural gas press release by Greg Kozera last week that was a classic piece of misdirection, like the Wizard of Oz demanding, “don’t pay attention to that guy behind the curtain” when the big lie gets revealed to Dorothy. The situation in Texas was ...

Accomplishments are real

In response to the Feb. 15 letter titled “About Trump’s accomplishments:” The accomplishments I previously cited were true accomplishments, not acts of stupidity. The Nuclear Agreement, brokered by John Kerry, was a farce from day one. The Iranians got everything they wanted. The U.S. ...

U.S. Senate milkshake

After watching the imPEACHment on Fox News and CNN, that wasted five days, I’ve come to the conclusion that the left can’t make a peach milkshake. I will admit that I didn’t watch all of the five days, but when I did, the talking heads of the Democratic impeachment managers spewed the ...

Fossil fuels industry dishonest about Texas

Did you know that Texas generates 70 percent of its energy from fossil fuels? If you’re like me, I’m guessing you didn’t. I’m also guessing that in the wake of a severe arctic storm blasting the United States, you’ve probably heard something to the effect that “frozen wind ...

Explaining atheist humanism

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel recently published an op-ed I submitted on White Christian nationalism. I received mostly positive feedback, but there was also some negative feedback I’d like to address and some observations I’d like to make. The negative feedback in question all ...

Sharing a few thoughts

“You shall not bear false witness.” It always saddens me when learning of those who unashamedly stand before the world and proclaim enthusiasm toward various forms of Godlessness. In so doing, they often also misrepresent or perhaps misinterpret certain portions of our constitution. ...

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 ...