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Letters to the Editor

You Can’t Fix Stupid

Editor, News-Register: After watching the next day’s news coverage of the last day of the RNC convention, two lines came immediately to mind, one from Forrest Gump ,who stated, “Stupid is as stupid does” and comic Ron White’s human perception, “You can’t fix stupid.” Due ...

Vote as Christians

Editor, News-Register: As the election approaches, it is not erroneous for Christians to vote as Christ taught. It is our obligation to love our neighbor. That means being pro-birth for God’s creation of developing human life in the womb, and continued pro-life for them after birth, ...

We’re Too Polarized

Editor, News-Register: I worked my entire career for a German company, and I remember the day that my German boss said, “Do you realize that the United States is one of the youngest countries in the world with one of the oldest governments? Your Constitution is something you should be ...

Increase SNAP Benefit

Editor, News-Register: As the coronavirus rages on across the state, it has caused yet another crisis — child hunger. Thousands of families with kids right here in West Virginia are now dealing with unemployment, rising food prices, eviction and hunger. And yet Congress continues to fail ...

Helping Others

The pandemic has brought a lot of suffering and also a lot of confusion — the task of trying to differentiate fact from “almost fact” is seemingly insurmountable. While dealing with this cloud of anxiety and physical distancing let’s try to remember to have compassion for others, not ...

Policing News Media

Editor, News-Register: Earlier this month, I opened my mouth and spoke my mind about a problem with politics, as I see it. Since so many people responded to me about the situation we are experiencing with the news media today, it’s only right that I am compelled to offer my solution to ...

Suppressing Voter

Editor, News-Register: As President Trump has made an entirely baseless claim, which unfortunately has been his forte, that widespread mail-in voting (as a result of COVID-19 concerns) would result in “the most inaccurate and fraudulent election in history,” he has, among other ...

Get Kids Back to School

Editor, News-Register: Jenny Craig is the president of the Ohio County Education Association, the larger of the two local teacher unions. Recently she has been advocating on every local media outlet, be it print, radio, or television, that our kids should not be in school for at least the ...

Make Issue Non-Political

Editor, News-Register: As the election approaches, there is an erroneous but widely held opinion that Catholics must vote for Donald Trump because he said, “I am pro-life.” But if Trump were really pro-life, he would not have tried to repeal and continuously undermine the Affordable ...

Get a Grip, People

Editor, News-Register: What a world. I’m surprised we don’t see more men and women going to work and to college, toting not only a cellphone and an expensive drink but an emotional support animal as well. It appears today that some groups of people are incapable of dealing with ...

Democrats Changed

Editor, News-Register: Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country Now, what white, Christian, rich conservative racist male said those evil, hateful words” “How dare he! How dare he! How dare he,” suggest that the entitled of his country work ...

Not Above the Law

Editor, News-Register: Recently, President Donald J. Trump commuted the prison sentence of his longtime friend, adviser and political consultant, Roger Stone, who was sentenced for his lying under oath to Congress and his witness tampering involvement in order to attempt to conceal his and ...

Put on a Mask

Editor, News-Register: Until Covid, I’d always believed that people are innately good, kind, caring and generous. I’m being disavowed of this belief by the behavior of people during the pandemic. It’s astounding how many people won’t wear masks. They’re incredibly selfish. ...

It’s All Propaganda

Editor, News-Register: If you have watched Trump’s press conferences, you might have noticed Trump is very kind to the One America News Network reporter. One America News Network was started by multi-millionaire Robert Herring in 2013 after Mr. Herring got his third wife in ...

Bomb Not Necessary

Editor, News-Register: The United States is the only country to detonate nuclear weapons against an enemy. Seventy-five years ago on August 6 and 9, 1945, atomic bombs (named “Little Boy” and “Fat Man”) were detonated by America on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan killing over ...

Concern in W.Va., Too

Editor, News-Register: The day after the Ohio House of Representatives speaker was charged with taking bribes from First Energy corporation, several light bulbs went off in West Virginia. Yes, the same company that West Virginia granted a $125 million tax break to keep its Pleasants power ...

Facing the Challenge

West Virginia’s colleges and universities were among the first to take drastic measures to protect our communities in response to COVID-19. The eight non-profit institutions that make up the West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities were no different — ending in-seat instruction, ...

Memories Wonderful

Editor, News-Register: Thank you so much for the Nostalgia magazine included in the paper recently. What a great read. I never did the things as in the magazine because we did not have a car or probably the money but after I was married we did some of those things and this brought back many ...

Repair the Streets

Editor, News-Register: I know they have plans to streetscape downtown Wheeling, but the two main streets in town have been like driving on country roads for the last 3-4 years and there are more patches than regular asphalt. Yet we continue to let the state waste money on painting lines on ...

Yes, I’m a Liberal

Editor, News-Register: Many people would describe me as “an old white man.” How can that be? I may be 83 but I am a liberal. Old white men aren’t supposed to be liberals. But, I must be a liberal because: I am a strong supporter of FDR’s four freedoms of: Freedom of Speech, ...