Letters to the Editor

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Echoes of internment

Leonard Pitts Jr.

February 22, 2017

Imagine this. You are a boy, living in a child’s blissful unaware. You are not terribly different from other kids. Maybe you play stickball in the street and pretend to be Joe DiMaggio. Maybe you listen to “The Lone Ranger” on the Philco. Maybe you’re crazy for Superman.

Letter to the Editor: World is laughing at United States

February 19, 2017

Can this White House administration get any worse? President Bannon and sidekick Trump have only been in power for less than a month and it is a complete disaster. His national security adviser was fired, leaving questions about Trump’s involvement in this unlawful situation.

Letter to the Editor: Homeless count helps ID issues

February 17, 2017

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires an annual head count of the homeless in each community. “The Point in Time Count,” its official name, aims to collect data on a homeless population that meets specific criteria.

Letter to the Editor: Contact Goodlatte about Trump inquiry

February 16, 2017

With National Security Director Michael Flynn’s abrupt resignation for lying about his call to Russia before President Trump had been sworn into office, I urge anyone interested in open government to contact Congressman Bob Goddlatte at one of his district offices or directly in Washington (2309 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515) to urge him to support Congressman’s Jerry Nadler’s resolution of inquiry into Trump’s possible ties to Vladimir Putin and business conflicts.

Letter to the Editor: Talk to those you oppose

February 16, 2017

I struggle to know just where to begin as I write this response to William Shifflett’s comments on the Northern Virginia Daily editorial page on Feb. 8, but I feel compelled to counteract his misconceptions about homosexuality and gay pride.

Letter to the Editor: Contact lawmakers to help veterans

February 11, 2017

If there ever was a tragedy in this country it is the way our veterans are treated after coming home broken in body and spirit. If there is a reason to protest (peacefully might I add) it is for this mistreatment. I hope that protesters know that it is the veterans as well as those now serving who are the reason for the right to protest. If people are going to march, they need to do it for the reason mentioned above, not for the right to murder an innocent baby in the womb. This is not a political issue by any means. It is what is right.

Letter to the Editor: Trump’s brash acts raise concerns

February 10, 2017

I am well aware that many of the fine members of our community support President Trump. I agree with him and Bernie Sanders that our system is rigged in favor of the wealthy and big corporations to the detriment of the vast majority of Americans. I also agree with that we need to address serious issues regarding infrastructure, immigration, health care reform, taxation, excess regulation and terrorism.

Letter to the Editor: Bannon said ‘darkness is good’

February 10, 2017

In case readers missed the Associated Press article on Steve Bannon that the Northern Virginia Daily published on Feb. 2, I refer here to that article and what I consider the most shocking statement yet to come from the Trump camp.

Letter to the Editor: The two Steves in the White House

February 9, 2017

A month ago, I thought of Steve Bannon, when I thought of him at all, as a political operative whose chummy views on Russia were too politically charged to be associated with candidate Donald Trump. Now I find that Bannon is the president’s evil twin — with a longer attention span, an office adjacent to the Oval, and alt-right agendas that offend establishment figures on both the left and right.