Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor: Raley improved county’s schools
June 30, 2016
I would iike to take this opportunity to commend Dr. Jeremy Raley on a job well done! He has improved our schools and made our school system more transparent to the community.
The job of superintendent is not always the most popular job, but I believe he always had the best interest of the students at heart. He took a strong moral approach to the Strasburg situation, and even though it was disliked by many, it was the correct approach. The boundary adjustment is another conflict that needed to be addressed for a long time, an Dr. Raley handled this in the correct way as well.
I am impressed at the job he has done, and Goochland County will be well served by him. I wish him the best.
Bill Holtzman, Mount Jackson
Letter to the Editor: We have the right to due process
June 25, 2016
A prominent Virginia lawyer by the name of St. George Tucker once described the right to keep and bear arms as “The true palladium of liberty” — a concept that has retained its relevance since day one of the United States of America.
Letter to the Editor: School Board members should resign
June 25, 2016
The Shenandoah County School Board’s unreasonable support of a superintendent who would resign in June without warning demonstrates its lack of educational knowledge.
Letter to the Editor: Candidate evokes memories of Hitler
June 23, 2016
I am not a historian. I am just an oldster writing from memory. Forgive me if my history book memories fail.
Letter to the Editor: A loss for local political scene
June 21, 2016
John Massoud’s commentary published in the June 17 edition of the Northern Virginia Daily paid fitting tribute to a political ally. My tribute is somewhat different.
Letter to the Editor: Be kind to one another
June 19, 2016
With all sadness that is happening in Florida right now, it is difficult to reassure my child that she safe — that there are good people out there! It suddenly seems that everyone is a stranger, but we shouldnt let that one person’s actions shadow our day. Kindness is out there and I saw the goodness in people again today.
Letter to the Editor: Let’s celebrate Clinton’s rise
June 15, 2016
In the good old days of print journalism, the mantra was “all the news that prints to fit.” Today’s media offer only too much space for Donald Trump’s titilating latest outrage. I, however, hope that at least some outlets will see fit to celebrate a historic moment truly worthy of our attention – Hillary Clinton’s rise to become the first woman nominated by a major party for president of the United States.
Letter to the Editor: Here’s another side of Muhammad Ali
June 13, 2016
During the 1980s, Hungarian-American pianist Judith Kenez held forth nightly in the lounge of the former Ramada Renaissance Hotel, located where Georgetown meets downtown in Washington, D.C.
Letter to the Editor: Front Royal, county heading in wrong direction
June 4, 2016
The majority of Front Royal and Warren County citizens desire lower taxes and smaller, more efficient government. It appears
Letter to the Editor: Has anyone tried to invent an upward spiral?
June 3, 2016
I frequently start off with good intentions and never quite get around to writing to you, my favorite editor. This time I am not even stopping to read the rest of the paper before reaching for my mouse.
Letter to the Editor: Road’s speed limit needs to be lowered
June 1, 2016
This is about U.S. Route 11 between Toms Brook and Maurertown. This is an accident-prone stretch of roadway. Just wondering why the Virginia Department of Transportation does not lower the speed limit?
Letter to the Editor: Drive carefully, avoid those living speed bumps
May 28, 2016
As I finish my thesis for a master’s degree at the University of Grumpy Old Men, I’d like to share two observations that I’ve made during research for my final paper, “Things to Gripe About.”
Letter to the Editor: Democrats have to fix what the GOP breaks
May 24, 2016
John Kass doesn’t have the sense he was born with. Hillary Clinton was first lady, senator and secretary of state. The peace treaty she negotiated between Israel and the Palestinians would be a great achievement if only the people who pledged financial support would pay up.
Letter to the Editor: Are Virginia Republicans in a panic about Trump?
May 20, 2016
The United States has, historically, placed the right to vote very high among democratic values. For example, over the years it has extended the ballot to those who do not own real property, to women, and to citizens of color.
Letter to the Editor: How can anyone support Trump?
May 19, 2016
As a reasoning, compassionate octogenarian, I’ve been pondering the current political nonsense regarding the race to the White House and I’m willing to listen to the answers to three questions:
Letter to the Editor: A cheap way to save a life and halt serious injuries
May 19, 2016
The half mile of three-lane Route 11 south of Strasburg is a killing zone.
Letters to the Editor: Valuable info came from leadership picnic
May 17, 2016
The first leadership picnic for the 29th House of Delegates District was held this past Saturday at the Middletown Town Hall.
Letter to the Editor: We must stop tinkering with Constitution
May 12, 2016
Thank you for publishing Andy Schmookler’s essay on our nation’s problems. “Balance” is always a great problem solver until it fails. In this case spectacularly!
Letter to the Editor: Don’t count on Clinton to rescue us from storm
April 30, 2016
America is starting to remind me of a ship lost at sea after a major storm. There seems to be no sense of direction, no moral compass and no worthy leader willing or able to reestablish our heading and our status as leader of the free world. A regrettable combination of clueless leadership, politically correct hooey and progressive blather created a storm of moral lunacy that poisoned our culture and lowered our guard as we drifted away.
Letter to the Editor: Kudos to governor for vetoing bill
April 27, 2016
I see that our governor has spared Virginia the loss of jobs and economy being suffered by states like North Carolina and Mississippi when he just vetoed Todd Gilbert’s hateful “religious liberty” bill that would have sanctioned state sponsored discrimination against legally married gay and lesbian couples.