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Editorial: One nation (1/13/2021) - Soon-to-be President Joe Biden faces a massive task starting at noon next Wednesday, Jan. 20. He must try to stitch up our national fabric to repair the huge rips that…
Letter: Credibility is important (1/13/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: When I was a teenager many years ago, I worked in my mother’s restaurant in a small town in Ohio. One day, a family came in for lunch…
Letter: Take down your signs (1/13/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Hey, community and neighbors, please take down your Trump flags and signs. He lost numerous times and even in the Supreme Court. You must know that by now.…
Letter: You share the responsibility and blame (1/13/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: As I stared at the news Wednesday, disgusted but not shocked, I thought about the swell of Trump stickers, flags, symbols and other paraphernalia I have seen throughout…
Letter: Understanding what happened (1/13/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Last Wednesday (Jan. 6), America watched a rally become a mob and crash its way into the Capitol building in Washington. In the aftermath, I have consulted numerous…
Letter: Amnesia? (1/13/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Is there an incredulous disparity by the left? The 2016 Trump rallies were so large and peaceful that supporters were attacked outside the venue and the rallies were…
Letter: The people deserve better (1/13/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: There is an axiom involving government that is worthwhile remembering: “A people deserve the government that they elect.” Unfortunately, that axiom has come into question with the Nov.…
Letter: The definition of sedition (1/13/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Twice in the last month, Rob Wittman chose to support efforts to throw out the results of a valid, constitutional legal election. That is the definition of sedition.…
Letter: A sad day for America (1/13/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: On Wednesday, Jan. 6, a mob of radical right-wing extremists stormed, damaged and looted the U.S. Capitol. They were prepared to take hostages. They were looking for Speaker…
Letter: Sickened, saddened and ashamed (1/13/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I retired to Mathews after serving in our nation’s military and foreign service. I have long remained quiet on political issues. No more. On Jan. 6, as yellow…
Letter: Words have consequences (1/13/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I’m a ninth-generation Virginian, born into a third-generation Republican family, am an actual Conservative (a modernized version of Edmund Burke’s philosophy), have voted for Rob Wittman four or…
Letter: A date that will live in infamy (1/13/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Dec. 7, 1941, Sept. 11, 2001, Jan. 6, 2021—all days when the country came under attack. But instead of a foreign foe, this time the enemy was Donald…
Letter: Scuttled (1/13/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Recall the poet Longfellow, who wrote: “… sail on, o ship of stateSail on o Union strong and great.Humanity … is hanging breathless on thy fate.” The good…
Letter: Thank you, VDOT (1/13/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I would like to thank VDOT for fixing my driveway so quickly and for doing such a good job. Yvonne RichardsonCobbs Creek, Va.
Letter: New life for old homes (1/13/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: As I drive around Gloucester County I see many houses sitting empty and deteriorating. Many are too far gone to repurpose, but many appear to be suitable for…
Editorial: A most untraditional session (1/6/2021) - By tradition, Virginia’s General Assembly convenes on the second Wednesday of January. This year, that day is Jan. 13. However, there will be little else of tradition about this legislative…
Editorial: Promise catalogs (1/6/2021) - On these dark and frosty mornings, when the next weather front could bring something even worse such as ice and snow, there is something comforting about a seed catalog. Genius…
Letter: Program needs a shot in the arm (1/6/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: The schedule for vaccination of the American people is terribly under planned and under executed. We were supposed to have had 20 million people vaccinated by the end…
Letter: Lest we forget (1/6/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: In his email of Sept 30, 2020 titled “Working for You …” which was a piece on supporting gun rights, Rob Witt-man said, “As a gun owner and…
Letter: Pray it isn’t so! (1/6/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: “Quantitative Easing,” a term coined during the 2008 financial crisis to disguise plain old money printing, has recently reached a new level of deceit. It is now masquerading…
Letter: What to expect in 2021 (1/6/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: During difficult/unpredictable times such as the last election, I look to God’s Words in the Bible for guidance. Deuteronomy 30:19 states, “I have set before you life and…
Letter: A warning (1/6/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Are all governments of the world hypocrites, just as King Herod was? God made Jesus Christ the king over all nations, when he rose up in the same…
Letter: A crossroads (1/6/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Americans are quickly coming to a crossroads that will again try our very souls. Today, seventy-five million (or more) legal voters believe there was a strategic criminal attack…
Letter: Get out of the U.N. (1/6/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: What better Christmas gift could I give my family than to help them have the chance to live the American dream? They certainly won’t have that if we…
Letter: A colossal justice (1/6/2021) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: One of the most beloved Supreme Court justices in this country has recently passed away. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a colossal talent and a vital pioneer in her…