Archive for 'Your Views'

Times’ cartoonist should stick to what he knows

By Erica Mitrano, Arlington To the editor: Why, in your cartoon portraying Palestinians and Israelis as pawns of unseen powers (July 10), were the Palestinians dressed in the Turkish flag? The flag of Palestine is a red [...]

Detective Julie Goble did right by us

Detective Julie Goble did right by us

By Mark Hemingway, Alexandria (File Photo)  To the editor: Almost two years ago, our house in Rosemont was robbed. We were burgled on a Friday afternoon and the man responsible was arrested the following Monday. My wife [...]

Here’s hoping Hotel Indigo is a good fit for Old Town

Here’s hoping Hotel Indigo is a good fit for Old Town

By Kathryn Papp, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Recently, on a hiking trip along the Appalachians, I had the pleasure and pain of three different hotel experiences. One of them took place in the Hotel Indigo [...]

Academics, not athletics, must be prioritized

Academics, not athletics, must be prioritized

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Uh oh. Having read new Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Alvin Crawley’s first opinion piece (“ACPS supports students and student-athletes equally,” July 3), I fear we’re in for [...]

Divestment does not equal anti-Semitism

Divestment does not equal anti-Semitism

By George Byrd, Falls Church To the editor: Some of the arguments opposing the Presbyterian Church’s divestment from companies connected to Israel sound very much like the ones set forth by the whites of South Africa prior [...]

Filling in the Blanks: Pre-K students will get 
a boost with the opening of 
the new Jefferson-Houston

Filling in the Blanks: Pre-K students will get 
a boost with the opening of 
the new Jefferson-Houston

By Karen Graf (Photo/Erich Wagner) A positive preschool experience is a critical component for the success of our city’s youngest residents. The top priorities for the Alexandria City School Board are to ensure that our students [...]

We must stop the ‘cycling anarchy’

We must stop the ‘cycling anarchy’

By B. Marquis, Alexandria (File Photo) To the editor: Regarding the issues that surround bicycling in Alexandria — particularly with creating bike lanes and providing additional accommodations for bicyclists — I feel compelled to report my observations [...]

Attack on the Declaration of Independence smacked of revisionist history

Attack on the Declaration of Independence smacked of revisionist history

By Charles Faulkner, Alexandria To the editor: In response to Dino Drudi’s letter to the editor on July 17 (“What did the Founders really mean in the Declaration of Independence?”), I take no small offense at his [...]

We are bringing a touch of Germany to Alexandria’s culinary scene

We are bringing a touch of Germany to Alexandria’s culinary scene

Catherine and 
Margaret Portner 
Co-founders, Portner 
Brewhouse (File Photo) To the editor: Thank you, Michael Ford, for sharing your thoughts regarding the lack of German cuisine and opportunities for “utepils” in Alexandria (“Bring a touch of [...]

Palestinians also are to blame for Middle East strife

Palestinians also are to blame for Middle East strife

By Jerome I. Chapman, Alexandria To the editor: Timothy Conway’s assertion of “Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land” for “almost half a century” as an alternative rationalization for divestments (“Anti-Semitism is not the reason why organizations choose to [...]