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Letters to the Editor

Thanking Manchin

Editor, News-Register: I want to thank our West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin for his common sense approach on the budget reconciliation bill being pushed by the democrats. The infrastructure bill of $1.2 trillion is fine and needed. The $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill that the ...

Bridge News Great

Editor, News-Register: I was quite pleased upon learning the news that the historic Wheeling Suspension Bridge, which has been closed to all vehicular traffic since September 2019, will in the relatively near future be undergoing reconstructive repair work, which is scheduled for completion ...

Rudy Giuliani’s Fall From Grace

Editor, News-Register: Is it not quite sad to witness the professional degeneration of Rudy Giuliani, who served quite admirably in the position of mayor of New York City, earning him the moniker of “America’s mayor” as a result of his laudatory leadership on response to the horrific ...

Have We Learned Anything?

Editor, News-Register: “The price of Liberty, and even common humanity, is Eternal Vigilance.” This is Aldous Huxley’s adaption of the Eternal Vigilance quote, 1956. Unfortunately, we are witnessing exactly the opposite of this truly American guiding principle today. On this ...

Putting Children First in School

Editor, News-Register: There has been lots of disagreement over the question of whether our students (and our staff) are at greater risk of contracting and spreading the coronavirus given the Ohio County school board’s recent decision to reject their superintendent’s recommendation for ...

Teaching 9/11 to America

Editor, News-Register: Many years ago, in 2011, my students asked me about the terrorist attacks of September 11th. The class had a lot of questions about Al-Qaeda and Afghanistan. After I recommended reading “Reaping the Whirlwind” by Michael Griffen, the superintendent stopped by to ...