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 By Rick Nelson    Opinion    June 4, 2020 

We should have done better

An anonymous comment drew our attention to a misstep in last week's edition in which we allowed the use of the term Chinaman in a letter to the editor. It was strange for us to see that term; it's an archaic term and not in our normal vocabulary. It...

 

Westend writer asks 'What now?'

To The Eagle: I told my son, that I would try to point to positive reasons for Biden, instead of negative Trump comments. I also said I’d have to close one eye, in order to not comment on his idiocy. That is extremely difficult, when during a...

 

No leadership coming from the top

To The Eagle: Not sure if I'm glad I'm a white man or embarrassed to wake up still white after all these years. Watching what appeared to be a bored white police officer murder a black man, handcuffed and pleading for his life, is just too much....

 

Public input sought about opening pool

To The Eagle: We are saddened to announce that the Cathlamet swimming pool may not be opening this summer due to COVID-19 implications. After much consideration and impact analysis, the town council unanimously determined that pool operations do not...

 

Our way of life is under attack

To The Eagle: Our way of life is under attack, make no mistake about that. When a major political party such as the Democrats publicly take the side of the Chinese Communists over our own government in regards to the origin and spread of a pandemic...

 

Changes needed before celebration of diversity

To The Eagle: I woke up this morning in my warm bed recognizing my good fortune of being born white in this country. I also recognize the pain of those who were born any other color. The inequality and injustice in this country is sickening. We...

 

Make America great again

To The Eagle: The election is rigged unless I win. The news is fake unless it’s flattering of me. Everything is a hoax unless I tweet it. Nepotism is bad unless it’s my family. I’m the most transparent president but you can’t see my taxes. I...

 

Facts VS pot shots

To The Eagle: Well, I had the time to read the liberal gentleman from the Island’s letter in the paper in which he misrepresented my last letter to the editor, clearly he must have been reading someone else's comments while critiquing mine. The...

 

Remembering past Memorial Days

To The Eagle: For as far back as I can remember my dad insisted we put flowers on the Chinaman's grave every Memorial Day. He's the only one of the Chinese workers who was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery. The others who died here were buried on the...

 

Wahkiakum has turned the corner

To The Eagle: Gee, looks like we turned the corner. Life in the USA is looking up. The virus will not conquer the people, the people will conquer the virus. Thank you Mr. President for your strong leadership, headed by VP Pence, Doctors Fauci, Burks...

 

Trump wants to be king of the jungle

To The Eagle: To goose the economy, our Stable-Genius-In-Chief says it’s time to shed the regulatory structure of our industries and institutions. This very thing has been suggested by a conservative sage at this location in a past edition. Why?...

 

Wahkiakum is a great place to live

To The Eagle: This month marked the end of a decade long march through the federal justice system by attorney Sidney Powell in which she exposed a vipers’ nest of corrupt federal prosecutors who started with the Enron Task Force and ended up on...

 

Will virus follow pattern of 1918 Spanish Flu?

To The Eagle: A friend of mine sent me a graph from a 1920’s publication showing the mortality rate of the 1918 Spanish flu. The graph shows that the 1918 pandemic lasted about 13-months and occurred in three waves. The first wave on the graph is r...

 

We are fortunate to have Jaime

To The Eagle: I have appreciated Jaime Herrera-Beutler’s hard work and initiative to help SWWA during the Covid-19 crisis. The online town halls with Dr. Melnick and business support organizations were informative. The presentations/Q&A provided...

 

Our rights become wrongs when misused

To The Eagle: Last week a contributor complained about his freedom being trampled under quarantine restrictions. His outburst against continuing public health and safety measures during this pandemic has little to do with exercising constitutional...

 

President acted with alacrity

To The Eagle: Wow! What an impressive edition of The Eagle last week! The progressive pandemic panic pundits showed up in force in the letters section (four of ‘em – count ‘em!) plus a doom and gloom disquisition from the Associated Press,...

 

Covid not sole contagion to infect society

To The Eagle: “The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.” --H.L. Mencken Covid-19 is the most contagious example yet to arise in r...

 

We've been living in the slow lane

To The Eagle: It’s been a while, only one trip for groceries. Thanks to seeing this coming. Few days before this: NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — President Donald Trump accused Democrats of ‘politicizing’ the deadly coronavirus during a campaign...

 

Long will work toward affordable healthcare

To The Eagle: This pandemic highlights our shameful healthcare system. Access to healthcare is woefully absent for many Amercans and results in people not getting treatment due to the cost and uncertainty of receiving adequate care. Representative...

 

It's about time to make this country truly great

To The Eagle: In a typical display of malignant partisan petulance, Trump has personally refused to re-open Obamacare (ACA) exchanges to allow millions of laid-off workers to get health insurance. Our wannabe emperor cares more about trying to kill...

 

We need to demand our constitutional rights

To The Eagle: If you, as I, have had enough of the governor trampling on your freedom and your constitutional rights then I say let’s open up our businesses and put people back to work. We don't need anyone's permission to live free, so I ask...

 

Virus probably not developed as weapon

To The Eagle: Although COVID-19 was probably not developed specifically as a weapon in Wuhan Virology Labs, we do know that it was studied there with supporting funds of several million dollars from our own CDC, and when it did get loose, the ChiCom...

 

Who or what is the governor listening to?

To The Eagle: I, as a reasonably intelligent person with no medical background, can look at the facts and data relative to COVID-19 and come to a much different approach and conclusion than our governor. First I leave politics out of the equation,...

 

Outdoor Cafe 2020 needs volunteers

To The Eagle: Summer is almost here and that means our kids will soon be out of school! Wait, they are already at home in their distance learning programs and have been since mid-March. A few weeks ago, Governor Jay Inslee and Superintendent of...

 

It is time to reopen our county

To The Eagle: The governor will not consider the facts or data when it comes to reopening the state. What he will do is wait to get his marching orders from the Democratic National Committee because he is a politician first, last and always. I am...

 

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