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Letters to the Editor

Reader asks Manchin to vote for budget bill

As a West Virginia resident and person who has family in West Virginia, I unfortunately will have to leave the state unless Sen. Manchin votes for budget reconciliation. One of West Virginia’s largest issues is that young people like myself are leaving the state after college because they ...

War with Mexico?

It is time to deal with our border problem in the only way that will be a lasting solution — declare war on Mexico. We must go in and get rid of the cartels that rule Mexico and give the native people their country back. It would be cheaper to do this than deal with the millions of ...

Reader: It’s all about states rights

America is entering the strangest phase to date of its COVID experience. We were told by those in charge in Washington that we must not cower from the virus, yet they have now placed the issue of mask mandates and an increase of restrictions in the midst of our national life like a dull ...

Reader: It’s time to mask up, get vaxxed

The delta variant of COVID-19 is burning across the U.S., in some states worse than others. We here in West Virginia have been lucky so far but that cannot last much longer without taking precautions once again. Gov. Jim Justice, as of this writing, has yet to reinstate mandates on masks, ...

Reader: Labor Day offers hope for animals

Labor Day offers a powerful reminder of the crucial gains experienced by American workers in the past century. In 1894, when President Grover Cleveland proclaimed the first Monday in September as Labor Day, Americans worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks in abysmal conditions to eke out a ...

Vaccination, mask mandates raise issues

Consider this letter a rebuttal to a rebuttal. I refer to Mr. Brenwalt’s letter of Aug. 28 in which he identified me and many other right-leaning conservatives as Trumpcakes. It is written in perfect Dumocrat style and carries the tune of the Bob Dylan classic “Blowin’ In The Wind.” ...