Alexandria Opinion

Alexandria Opinion


Opinion: Column: A Question of Time

Let us presume, for the sake of this column, that I only have papillary thyroid cancer stage IV, and that my years as a non small cell lung cancer patient, also stage IV, are over.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: In-Person Class: More Focused, Engaged

I am writing in response to the article titled “Addressing the Demands of Virtual University Classrooms ” published in your newspaper on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: “Forest-in-a-Can?”

Regarding post-construction stream project plantings, boasting "2,300 new trees and thousands of new shrubs" along post-construction Taylor Run, of various species that collectively bear no fidelity to a known natural community let alone the habitat it is replacing, does not constitute a functional natural forest community.

Opinion: Commentary: America Voted in Favor of Refugees and Immigrants

America has decidedly voted in favor of refugees and immigrants in this 2020 election, showing their support with the victory of President-Elect Joe Biden, and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, who ran on campaign promises to restore the asylum system, increase the annual cap of refugee arrivals to 125,000, and end the discriminatory travel bans.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Let’s Pardon All Turkeys

Next week, President Trump will take a break from brooding over his election loss to pardon two turkeys.

Opinion: Column: I'm Here to Report

As my brother, Richard, has often said: "If the oncologist is happy, then I'm happy."

Opinion: Commentary: Honoring Our Veterans

Henry Dorton, Commander, American Legion Post 24

Seven decades ago, in 1950, brave Americans defended a far-off land that was under attack.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: About the Boat Club, Alexandrians Need to Know

Alexandria taxpayers have a lot invested in the Old Dominion Boat Club’s plans for building a dock for boat slips in front of their new clubhouse.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Trumpism Shows Way Forward for Republicans?

Contrary to former Republican Del. David Ramadan's insistence that Republicans have to "denounce Trumpism" and go back to the "basic conservative principles" which cost them several elections, especially with Mitt Romney as their 2012 candidate, Trump's stronger than expected showing shows them the way forward is by reaching out to the very constituencies conservatives in the past ignored.

Opinion: Column: As Second Opinions Go...

...it was first rate.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Just a Few Thoughts

So as I walk and drive around town, I find several things curious.

Opinion: Commentary: Legislators Revised the Budget to Address Many Needs

Land conservation funds could potentially be used to help purchase and preserve River Farm.

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Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Why Is Dino Drudi Always the One?

Why am I always the one ending up critiquing Michael Pope's articles.

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Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Kindness During a Very Difficult Year

The lines to vote early at the Springfield-Franconia Government Center were a 3-4 hour wait every day for two weeks.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: A Generation Capable of Change

What kind of world do you want to live in, a world where you have no problems or issues to fix in your community?