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Letters to the Editor

Johnson abdicated right to speak

To the editor: The Aug. 29 edition of the Herald-Star featured U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson criticizing the president’s handling of the Afghan War’s ending. He presumed that either the joint chiefs are failures, or they are giving cover for some presumed failure by President Biden. This assumes ...

Lesson still unlearned

To the editor: Now that the American public has started to notice Afghanistan after ignoring it for many years, maybe we will finally realize that invasions and occupations of Middle Eastern countries are very unpopular with the people who live there. Our good intentions don’t mean much to ...

Pain, suffering in Afghanistan

To the editor: I wonder if anyone of our foreign policy “experts” in our current government read any of the books by Khaled Hosseini? If you really want to understand what’s going on in Afghanistan, you need to read his novels “The Kite Runner” or “A Thousand Splendid Suns.” ...

Support project in Weirton

To the editor: I have been a commercial real estate developer in Weirton for more than 20 years. My experience tells me that Southwestern Energy’s proposed well pad is a good project for Weirton. Over the years, my developments have contributed more than $100,000 in tax revenue inside ...

Our country’s being destroyed

To the editor: Our country is being systematically destroyed as we sit back and watch the socialist communist destroy our freedom, our free speech, our Constitution, our businesses, our economy and our freedom of religion. We and our Constitution said only immigrants who enter our country ...

Clock keeps on ticking

To the editor: America has a habit of getting into wars it doesn’t want to win, by drawing lines in the sand not to go beyond. Korea and Vietnam — in Iraq, we got to the walls of the city and quit. No, we’re into a war on terrorism — where shall we draw the line? First question ...