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Listen to the heart's cry for a scalded nation

To The Eagle: That fellow is still waiting to publicly debate anyone who thinks defunding the police, anarchy, riots, looting and socialism are solutions to anything. Hope he packed a lunch. It’s gonna be a long wait. First, neo-socialism actually...

 

Who better to talk to?

To The Eagle: So many issues are before us and it’s all happening so quickly. I call our current national situation as a crisis. Three main areas are at the top of my list of concerns: 1) How do we help all Americans understand the Constitution?...

 

All should try to do a little bit better

To The Eagle: I am thankful to Olaf Thomason, Sr., and his friends for their service in defending this country from its enemies. I am confused and saddened as well at this gentleman’s reference to the “hate of country as seen in this paper....

 

Trump is master of distraction, deflection

Trump is master of distraction, deflection To The Eagle: The confirmed Covid-19 cases and deaths in America are 4.4 million and 150 thousand. The highest infection and death rate in the world. Trump’s response to the pandemic? He blames China to...

 

Make the Stone Age great again

To The Eagle: Republican candidate Joel McEntire made a fun comment on talk radio last week. He allowed as how the K-5 sex education bill the Dems are pushing in Olympia is so pornographic in nature that he couldn’t describe the details on public...

 

What should have been

To The Eagle: Our Island crier sent several people and myself ‘studies’ of dubious nature. Seems these days one can find a study to fit our thoughts and pleasures. I appreciated the mail, and support of USPS, with double stamps, though the...

 

Dead animals left on Birnie Slough bridge

To The Eagle: A week ago I was driving on Puget Island. I made the stop on the bridge at Birnie Slough and saw, to my horror, a dead raccoon displayed on the top corner of the bridge, obviously placed there for all to see. It was disturbing to think...

 

We must not fight over everything

To The Eagle: Thank you to The Wahkiakum County Eagle for allowing opinions. I will vote for the following candidates: Dan Cothren County Commissioner Pos. 2. I would vote for Mike Backman if I lived in his district. Jim Walsh State Representative #...

 

Students should be back in school

To The Eagle: Kids are not very susceptible to corona virus; it doesn’t do them much harm when they do get it, and they’re also not very good at passing it to teachers or other adults -- the exact reverse image of the common flu. Therefore the...

 

More must be done than eliminating bad apples

To The Eagle: The protests against police brutality now rocking the country have many catalysts. Among the more immediate is President Donald Trump and his first Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. Trump predictably eviscerated federal police reforms...

 

Veterans support our country from all enemies

To The Eagle: I’m on phase six of Covid-19, my friends also. Most of us have lived through a list of panics: Asian Flu, H3, N2, H1, N1, Swine Flu pandemic and the present flu season. What we fear most is the hate of country as seen in this paper....

 

Please respect political signs

To The Eagle: It has come to the attention of the Republican and Democratic Parties that political signs are being stolen. The first thing that comes to mind is teenagers on a lark. It is hoped that misguided youth are responsible, but it must be...

 

A few thoughts

To The Eagle: Children need to be back in school, not just for the education but more importantly is that kids today hide in a room with video games when they need to socialize so much more. Maybe we all would be better able to resolve disputes if...

 

We are bending slowly towards justice

To The Eagle: The United States’ effort to reinstate a ‘reconstructed’ South into the Union after the Civil War and provide just recompense to emancipated slaves, was a failure. It only took one powerful man, a president, to help the...

 

We can improve the situation

To The Eagle: This is a most troubling time. We have an occupant of the White House who engages in unethical and questionable moral conduct, but gets little public resistance from his staff or other elected officials from the same party. The growth...

 

Try giving some sound advice

To The Eagle: Do our county commissioners even realize that anyone is listening to their meetings these days? Some of their statements are so ridiculous they are laughable. Commissioner Backman states that we should have had a hospital built here by...

 

Trump has figured it out for us

To The Eagle: On July 13, 2020 I heard our president say about the corona virus and I quote: “When you test you create new cases.” I was astounded when I heard this. Mr. Trump had just found an answer to the decade’s long fight between the...

 

Thanks to Town of Cathlamet

To The Eagle: My thanks to the Town of Cathlamet for spending the extra dollars to use skid-proof paint when they refurbished the wooden footbridge to the marina area. The slippery surface has been a problem, even with posted warnings- now much...

 

Intractable racism stains country's fabric

To The Eagle: Recent July 4th celebrants in the South displayed large Confederate battle flags flying from private property that were visible from many interstate highways and other public locations. Those flags are an arrogant declaration of white...

 

Legislators used media to plant fear

To The Eagle: The legislators did a good job using the media to spread the fear of covid to us. They mandated a law that we must wear a face mask; else we be slapped with jail time and a fine if we don’t. I’m no doctor but common sense tells us...

 

It should become more interesting

To The Eagle: Well, we're finally number one! After extremely useless and questionable leadership, our country has achieved the dubious honor of having more Covid-19 cases than every other country in the world. The United States has between 4...

 

Who's fanning the flames over racism?

To The Eagle: Thank you, J.B. Bouchard, for the education on white privilege. I didn't have a clue. I had been going down to Jim Crow Creek for 30 years without a racist thought until someone in Olympia educated me that it's racist. No, sir, I have...

 

Board needs Westend voices to be heard

To The Eagle: I have served on many boards and committees but I can say the County Planning Commission has been one of the best I have ever been a member of. So when I read that two of the commissioners resigned last week I was really sad, but not...

 

Slavery and white supremacist culture

To The Eagle: Of the 360,222 Union casualties who died in the Civil War, 16,000 lie cradled in the hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery. Each gravestone is a monument to a soldier who gave the last full measure of his devotion toward the pr...

 

The rest of the story pointed out

To The Eagle: Mucho stuff about Black Lives Matter in last week’s Eagle, but there’s more, or as the late newscaster Paul Harvey would put it, “the rest of the story.” Among the more amusing was Pelosi and Schumer donning colorful Kente...

 

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