Reader Commentary

Commentary: The hallmarks of tyranny

  The German people who became embroiled in, and culpable for one of the most heinous crimes in modern history, were for the most part ordinary, law-abiding citizens with strong Christian values, living under a democracy.  They were certainly not all rabid, hate-mongering ...

Commentary: On the hunt for litter critters

Recently on a dreary January morning, I decided to do what anyone in the valley would do: go hunting. On went the boots, down vest, hat, gloves, and blaze orange vest. I gathered my game bags (large orange trash bags), weapons (a paint stick to hold the bags open and a pistol grip reacher), and ...

Commentary: Americans need to take the high road

During international athletic events, American fans can be heard chanting U-S-A during important or dramatic times of a competition. The chant is used to encourage our athletes, to recognize their accomplishments, and to let our opposition know who we are. Other countries do the same, and it is ...

How will Dems cope with Trump success?

President Trump would take us toward a new American revolution, one aimed at the retrenchment, if not restoration of those American values which have become unfashionable over the past eight years. Among them: clawing back state and individual liberties taken by Washington and its judiciary, ...

Commentary: Who are the haters?

The most volatile issue facing our culture is the increasing demonization of those who oppose — anything. Allegations of hate have become the latest weapon in the war of intimidation. Nowhere is this bullying word applied more readily and frequently than to the issues of immigration, ...

Commentary: We need to remain vigilant

What a refreshing sight to view the multitude of women’s marches recently! It restores hope in values most Americans share – one of them being the ability to tell and recognize the truth. President Trump continues to create his own alternate reality to prove his arrested emotional ...

Commentary: Will love truly trump hate?

This Saturday, the day after Trump's inauguration, The Women's March is attracting masses of women and men to marches in Washington, D.C., in every state in the union and in nearly 60 countries around the world. Could this be the silver lining to Donald Trump's election? Is this evidence that ...

Commentary: The new order

Some Americans were happy with electing a flawed leader with a dubious relationship with the truth. After years of inattention, exaggerations or outright lies by segments of the media, and enabled by players eager for an advantage, many voters were ready to suspend belief and latch onto anyone ...

Commentary: We need a little Christmas

Flipping through radio channels the other day, I stumbled across the Sirius channel playing Christmas music and heard Johnny Mathis’ cover of “We Need a Little Christmas.”  An upbeat song about longing for the secular trappings of Christmas, its second verse contains a slightly darker ...

Commentary: Is history being repeated?

There once was a man named  Paul Joseph Goebbles.  He was a student of philosophy and history.  He was an admirer of a specific book, "The Prince," by a long dead Italian writer;  a loyal party member who early on befriended a veteran, highly decorated,  who also wrote a book he admired ...

Commentary: Vandalism disappoints union

With the recent presidential election now behind us and the holidays fast approaching, the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) wishes to address some recent incidents that arose during the presidential election. First, a little background about the BRS. The BRS is a national union that ...

Commentary: What just happened?

  The events of Nov. 8 are just beginning to sink in for many of us. Experts and voters were rattled by the outcome of the presidential election. If we examine what was going on in the background, it may not come as much of a shock. The media has had a long fascination with ...

Commentary: We’re taking a step backward

  For the longest time, I wanted to believe that the opposition to Barack Obama was ideological and based on opposition to his policies. Over the last eight years, progress slowed, problems simmered, and government became even more deadlocked and dysfunctional. Republicans proved ...

Commentary: Ugliness result of Democrats fiddling with core values

  Here's a proposition: America's ugly national division, with all its anxiety and incivility, is largely a product of Democrat Party fiddling with American core values. And last week, the same fiddling contributed largely to massive Democrat defeats on all levels.  Here are but a ...

Commentary: Hillary Clinton’s disappearing act

November 8 is what was supposed to be a turning point in American politics with the election of the United States' first female president. However, the American people spoke and shattered this historical event along with the discontinuance of the Clinton political dynasty. (We'll see what ...

Commentary: Happy (belated) Return Day

  Delaware, with its unique makeup of only three counties, none of which are like the others, has its fair share of political turmoil.  From the generally conservative Sussex, the middle-of-the-road Kent, to the liberal Philly suburb that is New Castle, I know of no other place ...

Commentary: A child’s rights don’t end at birth

There are many people who will vote in the upcoming election based solely on the complex and emotionally fraught issue of abortion. It is not my purpose to debate the rights of unborn children with anyone. I’m writing on behalf of the millions of children living in this country whose voices ...

Commentary: Courage to do the right thing

On Oct. 21, the Northern Virginia Daily printed Scott Rasmussen’s column “Politicians don’t lead the nation.” In the article he writes: "Politicians don’t lead the nation, they lag behind. Change always comes from outside the political process, often from surprising places.” He ...

Commentary: Voter fraud vs. voter rights

We hear rhetoric about Republican respect for the Constitution and the voting process. Patriotic cries of “one man, one vote” and of honoring the principles stated by the Founding Fathers are intoned by Republicans. However, they are dishonest on issues regarding the laws as they are ...

Commentary: Elections no excuse for religious bigotry

“Trump Supporters Assaulted Outside Chicago Rally.” “Cars Vandalized Outside Trump Rally in Maine.” “Trump Headquarters Firebombed in North Carolina.” “A Third of Trump’s Yard Signs in Northern Virginia Stolen.” Typical election-year pranks? The corporate media certainly ...