Archive for 'Opinion'

Anti-Semitism is not the reason why organizations choose to divest from Israel

Anti-Semitism is not the reason why organizations choose to divest from Israel

By Timothy Conway, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: The recent Presbyterian vote to divest from corporations “that do business in Israel,” has absolutely nothing to do with anti-Semitism (“It’s time to stand against anti-Semitism,” June 26). [...]

Overseas military adventures inevitably have unforeseen consequences

Overseas military adventures inevitably have unforeseen consequences

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Gregory Paspatis’ response to my critique of a century of U.S. militarism (“U.S. intervention is often a force for good,” May 22) insists the “Axis powers … had [...]

Welcome to New Orleans-on-the-Potomac

Welcome to New Orleans-on-the-Potomac

By John A. Kupersmith, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: “Why would the city build a $5 million floodwall that will be repeatedly overtopped?” my engineering mind keeps asking. The cynical answer is that City Hall cannot [...]

College students owe Mark Warner a debt of gratitude

College students owe Mark Warner a debt of gratitude

By Erin Parker, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: This past month, thousands graduated from colleges and universities all across the country, including me. Having completed school, many of us face the next challenge: paying for it. [...]

Filling in the blanks: A diverse approach to success

Filling in the blanks: A diverse approach to success

By Karen Graf (Photo/Laura Sikes) Alexandria City Public Schools is a diverse and complicated entity. Our approach to educating students must match the needs of a varied population. One effort is to help at-risk students graduate through [...]

ACPS supports students 
and student-athletes equally

ACPS supports students 
and student-athletes equally

By Alvin L. Crawley, Superintendent, Alexandria City Public Schools (File Photo) To the editor: Alexandria City Public Schools has instituted a great many innovative programs at T.C. Williams that target students struggling academically by giving them the [...]

Why not leave the Middle East 
to its own devices?

Why not leave the Middle East 
to its own devices?

By Karen Ann DeLuca, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The national boundaries in the Middle East are mostly arbitrary lines drawn by the British and the French a century ago, and it is clear that the [...]

Editorial: This Fourth of July, 
the Port City needs you

Editorial: This Fourth of July, 
the Port City needs you

(File Photo) We celebrate the Fourth of July this week, that annual observance of the adoption of our Declaration of Independence that also includes baseball, cookouts, pool parties and fireworks. This year we at the Alexandria [...]

Hobie & Monk: Letting potential visitors down gently

Hobie & Monk: Letting potential visitors down gently

Dear Hobie & Monk, My wife and I have just relocated to a beautiful small city on the West Coast. Now that summer is here, all of our East Coast friends want to come to visit, [...]