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Hobie & Monk: Learning to appreciate the simpler things in life

Hobie & Monk: Learning to appreciate the simpler things in life

Dear Hobie & Monk, My wife and I did not travel much when we were growing up, and one thing we’ve really enjoyed is giving our daughters the opportunity to see more of the world during [...]

Out of the Attic: A bland building with rich commercial history

Out of the Attic: A bland building with rich commercial history

(Photo/Library of Congress) The humble commercial building pictured here, just before its 1968 demolition as part of Alexandria’s controversial urban renewal program, was never one of the Port City’s architectural gems. Ignoring the unsympathetic renovations over [...]

Senior Corner: Protect your health by traveling safely with medications

Senior Corner: Protect your health by traveling safely with medications

By Amber Nightingale (File Photo) Too many senior citizens have found themselves in a situation like Theodore, an 83-year-old gentleman from Salem, N.Y., who began negotiating life’s challenges alone after his wife entered an assisted living [...]

Boycotting Israel is the same 
as boycotting the Jewish people

Boycotting Israel is the same 
as boycotting the Jewish people

By Aaron Biterman, Arlington (File Photo) To the editor: This is in response a letter that appeared in the Alexandria Times on July 3 by Timothy Conway (“Anti-Semitism is not the reason why organizations choose to divest [...]

What did the Founders really mean 
in the Declaration of Independence?

What did the Founders really mean 
in the Declaration of Independence?

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: On the Fourth of July, Americans like to celebrate our Independence Day, commemorating the public reading of our Declaration of Independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. [...]

Editorial: Rethinking how we handle mental illness

Editorial: Rethinking how we handle mental illness

(File Photo) Frequently in the “Harry Potter” books and movies, we find Ron rolling his eyes at something Hermione says or does while muttering, “She’s mental.” The intent is light-hearted: Ron is showing his exasperation at [...]

From Russia with love

From Russia with love

(Photo/Library of Congress) When the Civil War began in 1861, the Confederate and Union governments courted European support for their causes. Although France’s Napoleon III made overtures to Southern leaders and England constructed some warships for [...]

OpEd Cartoon

OpEd Cartoon

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Cutting ties with Israel does not constitute anti-Semitism

Cutting ties with Israel does not constitute anti-Semitism

By Craig Taylor, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: According to Alexandria Times Publisher Denise Dunbar, “ of and economic discrimination against Jews are in full flower, 21st-century-style (“It’s time to stand against anti-Semitism” June 26).” She [...]