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Hate has descended upon the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) produces bi-monthly reports on the impact of Covid-19. The fifth and latest was released on January 28, 2021. The coverage of it was largely lost in the tumult of the Capitol riot and the impeachment trial. Now there is time to digest the findings.

A letter to the editor writer last week stated that Rob Wittman saw evidence of voter fraud in Pennsylvania and questioned the outcome of the election on that basis which was his duty. His duty was not to just ask a question, but to employ good decision-making skills to determine the answer.…

The acquittal of former President Trump in his impeachment trial was a foregone conclusion. Senator Mitch McConnell assured it when he refused to start the trial before the inauguration of President Biden, and then led the way for his Republican Party to vote for acquittal because the trial …

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Rob Wittman in his February 2, news release “Fighting for you: advocating for a balanced US budget” announced, “Last month, I was honored… by co-sponsoring a joint resolution (H.J. Res. 3) proposing a constitutional amendment aimed at relieving the national debt and balancing the federal budget.”

Westmoreland County government appears to be a powerless bystander in the defense against the COVID-19 pandemic and its residents remain vulnerable to infection. Virginia’s vaccination plan as currently configured is concentrated in the centers of highest population while Westmoreland’s larg…

Congressman Wittman, your statement denouncing the violence at the United States Capitol on January 6 was a small step toward rehabilitating your reputation. You still have a long way to go to earn public trust.

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The Trump Impeachment Buck is now in the Senate’s court for action. The question is do our Republican Senators have the guts to pursue justice? Good question! Last week Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla) was quoted as saying, “I think the trial is stupid, I think it’s counterproductive.” A variety …

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The science has clearly shown that older adults are at higher risk of death from COVID-19. It is crucial that our most vulnerable populations – people age 55 and older who account for 92% of all COVID related deaths – be immunized now.  

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What has happened to Rob Wittman? We may not always agree with his politics, but we considered him a moderate conservative, albeit an ineffective one. Things certainly have changed since the Democrats are now in control.

We wonder about the political, cultural and social situations of today - many seem counter to the ways and values in which many of us were raised, and we struggle to find words to define them. Some extremes seem to defy the first law of nature - self preservation.

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The impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is necessary to present a complete picture of the irregularities that surrounded the 2020 Presidential election. No it wasn’t Democrats engaged in election fraud, claimed by Republicans and supported by Congressman Rob Wittman. This was …

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Reflecting on recent events in the United States, it is hard not to conclude there are glaring, serious flaws in the American psyche.

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We would like to bring to the attention of your readers an issue of importance to the Chesapeake Bay community and particularly its fishermen. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, or ASMFC, is currently considering an amendment to its management plan for striped bass that will si…

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At least Congressman Rob Wittman feels enough shame to be defensive about his undemocratic positions questioning the results of the recent Presidential election. But sadly, he hasn’t enough integrity to begin telling the truth. He has published at least two explanations in local newspapers f…

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All of the media; print, radio, TV, and gossip are wrong describing the attack on the Capital on Wednesday, January 6 as being perpetrated by “Trump Supporters.” That doesn’t surprise me because they want to demonize our President at every opportunity, even if they have to make one up. The t…

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I am very disappointed with my Republican Representatives in both the US House and Senate for their lack of appropriate action in response to the 6JAN2021 national crisis! I’m a life-long Republication. However, since the majority of my party representatives didn’t even try to handle our own…

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On Wednesday, January 6, thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, intent on preventing Congress from certifying the Electoral College votes that would affirm Biden the winner of the 2020 election. In the aftermath, five were dead, including one policeman. What caused such a violent…

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Representative Wittman, on January 6, 2021 you ran and hid, then returned to walk out of the House Chamber to support the man who has assisted in dividing this country even more.

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More than 40 years ago my husband, Jimmy, and I moved to Warsaw, Virginia, where the town’s only dentist, Dr. Raines, was retiring due to health concerns. Jimmy, whom many of you knew as Dr. Knight, had learned of the town’s need, and we came to open a dental practice. We moved into the hous…

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January 6, 2021, was one of the most tragic days in American history. The Capitol, our most treasured symbol of freedom and democracy, was ransacked by mob of our own citizens, incited by a sitting president who refuses to concede his defeat.

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It’s always the little guys who take the fall, not those who fuel their delusions and rage like 1st District Congressman Rob Wittman.