Archive for 'Your Views'

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. [...]

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 [...]

The Business Plan: The one resource every business owner must know about

The Business Plan: The one resource every business owner must know about

By Bill Reagan (File Photo) Our staff at the Alexandria Small Business Development Center recently updated our Web site (www.alexandriasbdc.org), making it better suited to help existing business owners as well as those thinking about starting [...]

My View: It’s time to stand against 
anti-Semitism

My View: It’s time to stand against 
anti-Semitism

By Denise Dunbar Horrible events in history, like the Holocaust, don’t happen all at once. They’re the culmination of years of gradual change, of shifts so subtle that most are unaware anything significant is happening. Occasionally, [...]