Archives: ‘Letters/Opinions’

Did The Gang Life Really Choose Them?

December 13th, 2017 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

Opinion:  Kevin Vu
George Mason University
For many decades an issue that has plagued our youths has been gangs. Gangs have been an ever-growing problem that has been recognized by many in the DMV area, and is now more serious than ever.

The Cost Of Disagreement

November 3rd, 2017 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

Opinion: Alexandria Vice Mayor Justin Wilson – A little over three years ago, in October of 2014, the Planning Commission and City Council heard a land-use proposal at 329 N. Washington Street in Old Town.

Where I Stand On Gun Legislation

October 3rd, 2017 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

Opinion: U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA8)
Preventing gun violence has been a major priority since I took office. I participated in the House sit-in to demand solutions to gun violence, and remain outspoken on this issue. Here are my positions on some legislation related to firearms and gun violence.

This Has Got To Stop

September 25th, 2017 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

By Rodger Digilio
Like most Alexandrians, I have noticed and been impressed with the great effort the City is making to improve our infrastructure. Trucks are everywhere with scores of workers busy fixing curbs, gutters and sidewalks and paving streets.

Bye Bye Biddie

September 15th, 2017 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

Civics 101 — Alexandria City Manager Mark Jinks announced to Council at last Tuesday night’s meeting that he had completed his review of the proposed Old Town Business Improvement District for the downtown area and concluded that the time was not right to create a BID.

Racism At Virginia Business

August 25th, 2017 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

To the Editor:
I went to Kingstowne Cleaners in the Kingstowne area of Fairfax County, VA yesterday (Aug. 24) to pick up alterations.

Screed By Ms. Fisher

August 24th, 2017 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

To the Editor: 
Disappointed that this has become a platform for venting of dislike dare I say “hate” language.

President Trump Did Not Disappoint

August 18th, 2017 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

To the Editor:
Are any of us reasonable, compassionate people surprised at President Trump’s recent racist, hateful comments following the tragedy in Charlottesville, VA?

On North Korea

August 15th, 2017 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

To the Editor:
I grew up with two parents in the Army, and they raised me to believe that we owe our men and women in uniform the highest debt of gratitude for their service. As a liberal, I believe that the greatest form of gratitude is to keep our men and women out of harms way as much as possible, only using military force as a last resort when all other options have been exhausted, and the necessity of the desire is without question.

Fair Representation Act Should Give States A Choice, Not A Mandate

July 12th, 2017 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

Opinion: Lee Mortimer

Unlike in most democracies, U.S. congressional elections follow a “winner-take-all” model. One person is chosen to represent all the voters of a district — with the result that large numbers of constituents who did not support the winning candidate may feel left out. It’s hard to feel “represented” by someone you voted against.