LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Why not map using common sense?

OPINION:
So Virginia’s new bipartisan redistricting committee is giving up on its mapping effort because the two political parties couldn’t agree on a “fair” political apportionment (“New redistricting committee all but gives up map effort,” Metro, Oct. 22). Well, duh.
A truly independent commission would simply partition Virginia’s 11 congressional districts into geographically compact areas using existing county lines and major highways as boundaries — without political considerations.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Why not map using common sense?

OPINION:
So Virginia’s new bipartisan redistricting committee is giving up on its mapping effort because the two political parties couldn’t agree on a “fair” political apportionment (“New redistricting committee all but gives up map effort,” Metro, Oct. 22). Well, duh.
A truly independent commission would simply partition Virginia’s 11 congressional districts into geographically compact areas using existing county lines and major highways as boundaries — without political considerations.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Somehow, it’s Trump’s fault

OPINION:
Talk about chutzpah! Last Thursday night, during a CNN town hall, Joe Biden blamed the gas shortage (which has made pump prices soar) to an “OPEC producer group withholding production.” Seriously? Has he forgotten that he, on his first day in office, shut down the Keystone XL Pipeline, then followed that by turning off or inhibiting U.S. oil production across the country?
Good grief.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Somehow, it’s Trump’s fault

OPINION:
Talk about chutzpah! Last Thursday night, during a CNN town hall, Joe Biden blamed the gas shortage (which has made pump prices soar) to an “OPEC producer group withholding production.” Seriously? Has he forgotten that he, on his first day in office, shut down the Keystone XL Pipeline, then followed that by turning off or inhibiting U.S. oil production across the country?
Good grief.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: McAuliffe, losing, uses a tired trick

OPINION:
The old Democratic-playbook strategy for losing candidates tells you to get the minority-vote card out. Like Terry McAuliffe is doing, those losing should assemble what are considered high-profile African-American personalities, influencers and public officials to come to their rescue, send them into the urban areas or “the ‘hood” with messages about unity and togetherness or fear tactics, such as voter rights or Jim Crow. Never, however, should these personalities mention the most important topic: legislation such as economic investment, improvements in teacher training.

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Democrats’ time for magical energy thinking is over

OPINION:
Unfortunately for the United States, one of its political parties has become the home of magical thinking about energy. Here’s a hint: It’s not the Republicans.
Despite the Biden administration’s hopes to create a world in which solar panels and wind turbines power an all-electric automobile fleet, just last week, President Biden announced that the administration is considering a 20-year delay of new mining operations in northern Minnesota.

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Democrats’ time for magical energy thinking is over

OPINION:
Unfortunately for the United States, one of its political parties has become the home of magical thinking about energy. Here’s a hint: It’s not the Republicans.
Despite the Biden administration’s hopes to create a world in which solar panels and wind turbines power an all-electric automobile fleet, just last week, President Biden announced that the administration is considering a 20-year delay of new mining operations in northern Minnesota.

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Why William Shatner’s space voyage matters

OPINION:
In a world where we’re told to fear a virus that’s almost 100% survivable for healthy people under the retirement age and warning labels terrify us at every turn, we recently watched a spectacle of bravery and ingenuity of the sort that built this country: 90-year-old William Shatner launching into space aboard Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin.
This was no publicity stunt, as Mr. Shatner‘s instantly recognizable in every corner of the globe.

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My wife refused the COVID-19 vaccination and is about to lose her job

OPINION:
If you dismiss even one tyranny or one small injustice for the sake of personal comfort or blind conformity, you consent to the expansion of powers that ultimately will control you entirely. 
My family has decided to stand up. 
Last week, my wife celebrated her tenth anniversary at one of the largest hospitals outside New York City by doing five c-sections in one day. She’s an excellent OB-GYN who has taught and trained dozens of new doctors throughout her career. In addition to her medical degree, she holds a bachelor’s in microbiology and a master’s in public health.

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Patriots must speak out for our students, our families and our freedom

OPINION:
Nine months into the Joe Biden presidency, radical left Democrats are using their newfound power to persecute average Americans whose only crime is daring to think for themselves. 
Consider the events of just the past few weeks. 
After the president announced an unconstitutional, nationwide mandate for the COVID-19 vaccine, thousands of American workers have lost their jobs for refusing to take the shot. To make matters worse, many of the newly jobless will likely be denied unemployment benefits.

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