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Democrats left to clean up shambles

To The Eagle: The assault upon the seat of our government last Wednesday was an insurrection of the affluent. As key figures who invaded the Capitol have been steadily identified over the last five or six days, it’s remarkable how many had...

 

Divisiveness must end or we perish

To The Eagle: It is troubling to see how divided we've become as a society over this past year. One half of America was trashing the Federal Courthouse in Portland six months ago because of one man's actions, and now the other half has trashed the...

 

Writer recommends conservative newspaper

To The Eagle: I emailed to The Longview Daily News to cancel my subscription. They replied back with the cancellation notice signed by a person with its “business card,” a circulation rep from the Mid-Valley Media Group, the Democrat...

 

Violence at capitol was planned

To The Eagle: Last week we were treated to a ponderous editorial political polemic based on the elemental journalistic principle “size matters” (18½ inches). In counterpoint, here’s a more modest factoid collection: The insurrection-style...

 

Let's get back to the real world

To The Eagle: I can understand why the editor has tired of political fiction. A recently published letter promoting the thoroughly disproved electoral fraud conspiracy is a prime example. Repeating over and over again that 2 + 2 = 5 will never make...

 

There is no choice: Impeach him again

We lost two more this week. Subscribers, that is, upset with my choice to run articles from the Associated Press detailing the lies and deceitful statements of President Donald Trump and his supporters. We saw the results of those lies last week...

 

Here are suggestions for a new direction

To The Eagle: The November election brought out record numbers who made their choice known. Biden-Harris won decisively. Biden said he’d be inclusive in his term, which I hope he can be, to get away from the sharp divide. Will, we the people, give...

 

Corporations say we're insignificant

To The Eagle: For years I purchased my prescription drugs from our Cathlamet pharmacy, obviously a local business. When I went to fill a prescription last week, the pharmacist warned me that our Cathlamet pharmacy was no longer considered eligible...

 

May the purge be with you

To The Eagle: I saw a movie where Comrades greeted each other saying "May the force be with you." Comrades in our government must have seen it too. But their greeting is now "May the purge be with you." I seem to recall hearing about other...

 

Politics a barrel of laughs

To The Eagle: My, how quickly things change. For the past four years, McConnell, Graham, Cruz and many other politicos have been waxing poetic about Donald Trump. Of a sudden it seems, fueled by what appears to have been a botched coup attempt or at...

 

A gift we can all use

To The Eagle: There is goodness and beauty all around us, yet we grow accustomed to it and sometimes fail to notice or feel gratitude. That is why I wish to extend my thanks to The Wahkiakum County Eagle for setting aside a full page each January to...

 

Credit and kudos to local health officials

To The Eagle: Miracles abound in Wahkiakum County. My wife and I got our Coronavirus vaccine shots on January 11, 2021, one year to the day after the first covid death was reported by China, and 10 days prior to the anniversary of the first reported...

 

County not getting support it deserves

To The Eagle: Enough! If anyone wrote a book five years ago about a political scene as exists now, no one would publish it as it would be considered unbelievable. Plus today all parties have a different view of what is happening. We just had an an...

 

We're in for a soggy winter

To The Eagle: According to the Scottish thesaurus, highlanders have 421 words to describe snow. You’d think we’d have quite a few words for rain but apparently one word is enough for the likes of us. We just add a lot of adjectives in front of...

 

Interesting but unsurprising

To The Eagle: I find it interesting but unsurprising that all the local, state and national election down ballot victories achieved by GOP candidates remain uncontested, as well as apparently immune to all those cheating election officials,...

 

Poll watchers attempt to prevent corruption

To The Eagle: We hold these truths to be self evident: That Donald J. Trump was elected president in 2016 and proceeded to restore the economy, improved the lives of people in almost every racial and social demographic, raising both employment and...

 

Helpful suggestion offered to paper

To The Eagle: Dear Mr. Nelson, I appreciate all the work you do as editor of The Wahkiakum County Eagle. I would like to ask you to reconsider your decision of not publishing letters that contain “fiction.” I believe it is valuable for each of...

 

Healing will happen with good government

To The Eagle: In the 1933 German federal election, Hitler’s party captured only 43% of the vote despite massive violence and voter intimidation by the Nazis, but it was enough to slink into power and legislate the Enabling Acts which accorded Der...

 

Slush fund: where our money goes

To The Eagle: I recently read about our government slush fund. I don't know how many of your readers know about this so I thought I'd enlighten them. Here is where some of our money is going: 10 m. to Pakistan for gender studies; 300 m. to the...

 

Social media is hypocritical

To The Eagle: Let me get this straight. The social media are not allowing you or me to say the word fraud on their platforms, but they are allowing themselves to perpetrate fraud on said platform? Gilbert Vik Puget Island...

 

What could we learn from history?

To The Eagle: Shall we take a step back in history when a certain Roman emperor fiddled while Rome burned? Nah...what could we possibly learn from that! James Roberts Cathlamet...

 

Opinion, yes, alternate reality, no

I hate to do this, especially in what should be a celebratory week, but this week, I'm going to toughen our standards for letters to the editor and refuse to print a letter that appears to be largely fiction. The writer repeats debunked claims that...

 

Liquor regulations force distillery out of business

To The Eagle: Eagle Cliffs Distillery, maker of Exalt Vodka, will cease operations effective Dec. 31. We ceased production of our high quality potato vodka and will sell as much stock as possible. Interested consumers and liquor licensees may call...

 

Covid has proven to be airborne

To The Eagle: A recent letter was rife with silly misinformation soured by a preening arrogance, sneering at anyone who “has a problem” with those who refuse to wear a mask during this epidemic. That author’s proud declaration “I don’t...

 

Do the right thing for the most vulnerable

To The Eagle: As a loyal reader of The Wahkiakum Eagle's Sheriff's Report, I am seeing an increase in incidences of people locking their keys in their vehicles then calling 911. On the face of it, this seems like a trivial misuse of emergency...

 

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