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Letters to the Editor

Palmer Thanked for Ordinance

Editor, News-Register: Kudos to Councilman (Dave) Palmer for the (now passed) firework restrictions. Perhaps those opposed need to have visiting drunken revelers such as I had last July 4. My neighbor’s relative came from out of town and for three hours got progressively drunk and fired ...

An Open Letter to Sen. Manchin

Editor, News-Register: Dear Sen. Manchin, You often state you will not vote to remove the filibuster because you firmly believe in bipartisan governance. While that is a worthy ideal, how can bipartisanship work when one partisan refuses to cooperate? The leader of Republican senators ...

Follow the ‘Squad’s’ Advice

Editor, News-Register: Recently a congresswoman from the “Squad” admonished Senator Joe Manchin for not supporting priority partisan legislation and the elimination of the filibuster, saying he should “join us...or get out of the way.” As senator, Manchin’s responsibility is to ...

Spreading the Love Every Day

Editor, News-Register: June, the month of weddings, is here already but we certainly don’t need a Hallmark moment to spread the love. The idea of true love is not proven by flowers, fancy dinners, or other material thoughts. Love is truly not a box of chocolates and is best defined by ...

The GOP’s ‘Rogue’ Gallery

Editor, News-Register: As we watch the Trumpers trying mightily to destroy America’s democracy by building a crusade based on lies and antidemocratic nonsense, I wonder who was the worst Republican rogue we have had to put up with. A rogue person is a person that violates fundamental ...

It’s Time to Nuke the Filibuster

Editor, News-Register: The United States Senate has a so-called rule known as the “filibuster.” (The filibuster is not mentioned anywhere in the constitution.) Usually when legislation is brought up on the Senate floor the vote of a simple majority, i.e., 51 votes of the full Senate of ...