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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. [...]

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 [...]

Founding Fathers’ philanthropy: America’s strong giving tradition

Founding Fathers’ philanthropy: America’s strong giving tradition

Alexandria in ACTion with John Porter (File Photo) This month Alexandrians celebrate two important historical events — the founding of our country 238 years ago and that of our city 27 years earlier in 1749. I [...]

Bring a touch of Germany to Alexandria’s restaurant scene

Bring a touch of Germany to Alexandria’s restaurant scene

By Michael Ford, Alexandria (Stock Image) To the editor: Dear whoever may be thinking about opening a restaurant in Alexandria: We have many fine eateries here, in Old Town in particular. We have coffee shops, hamburger joints, [...]

We must rein in overly loose campaign finance laws

We must rein in overly loose campaign finance laws

By Leslie Card, U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) (File Photo) To the editor: It has become clear that big money spending in elections is a problem. Since Citizens United, campaign spending has reached an all [...]

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. [...]