Archive for 'Opinion'

Hobie & Monk: A house divided …

Hobie & Monk: A house divided …

Dear Hobie & Monk, My roommates and I have been living together for a year now. There are four of us in one house. At the beginning, we were all friends. Not the best of friends, [...]

Editorial: Honoring a humble hero

Editorial: Honoring a humble hero

Most associate the launch of America’s civil rights movement with the momentous events of the 1950s: the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision, Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her bus seat in 1955 and [...]

Motorists searching for parking are the real danger, not cyclists

Motorists searching for parking are the real danger, not cyclists

By Chris Hubbard, Alexandria To the editor: I think the rational response to the August 7 letter (“We must stop the ‘cycling anarchy’”) regarding “cycling anarchy” is a question of priorities. I have never heard of a [...]

Here’s how you can help the Torpedo Factory Art Center

Here’s how you can help the Torpedo Factory Art Center

By Eric Wallner, chief executive officer, Torpedo Factory Art Center To the editor: In response to the Alexandria Times article and editorial in the July 24 issue (“Alexandria residents, the Torpedo Factory needs you”), I am [...]

Senior corner: Separating normal aging from dementia

Senior corner: Separating normal aging from dementia

By Russel Hunter “Are my memory problems because of dementia or just age?” It’s a question I get frequently. We all experience forgetfulness and word-finding difficulties from time to time. Unsuccessfully trying to remember the name [...]

Tree removal policy is a waste of taxpayer dollars

Tree removal policy is a waste of taxpayer dollars

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria To the editor: To address your quest for knowledge, here are a few syllogisms (the term you recall from your logic course. Remember? “If this, then that”). So here goes: If trees [...]

Israel is not perfect, but does not deserve divestment

Israel is not perfect, but does not deserve divestment

By Jack Lichtenstein, Alexandria To the editor: George Byrd of Falls Church disagreed in your opinion pages with the notion that the Presbyterian Church’s divestment measures against Israel are motivated by anti-Semitism (“Divestment does not equal [...]

Warner is fighting for Virginia’s soldiers, sailors and airmen

Warner is fighting for Virginia’s soldiers, sailors and airmen

By Alex Amico, Alexandria To the editor: More than any other state, Virginia has a deep relationship with the military. Not only is the commonwealth home to more veterans per capita than any other state, but military spending [...]

An untouched corner of Alexandria’s history

An untouched corner of Alexandria’s history

One of the few commercial corners to have remained largely unchanged for over 60 years is located at the northeast intersection of Gibbon and South Washington streets. Since 1952, Demaine’s Funeral Home has occupied the three-and-a-half [...]

OpEd Cartoon

OpEd Cartoon

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