To the editor: A recent front-page story in The Dalles Chronicle contained good advice from local counselors for achieving healthy and productive political engagement. Good civic discourse is when citizens step out of their tribal comfort zone and engage someone of decidedly different political persuasion in mutually respectful give and take. Everybody benefits when understanding the issues is at the heart of the discussion instead of personalities or "being right.”
To the editor: I don’t know who “RR” is (Winter wonderland overrated editorial on Jan. 15), but you sound like so many of these recent transplants who have no appreciation for the conditions here. They think a light dusting of snow for the holidays should be enough, then it should be gone!
To the editor: Since this area is primarily liberal, a “friend” has dared me to walk through town while inside a suit of armor with a sign that states: “Let’s support our new president.”
To the editor: Another horrific episode of gun violence in our country — this time it was the airport shootings in Ft Lauderdale, FL. Sadly, I learned that two of the victims were Steve and Shirley Timmons, former residents of The Dalles.
To the editor: Bob McCracken is correct in asserting massive election fraud in 2012. Even greater election fraud occurred in 2016. Trump did not “…derive any just power from the consent of the governed.” Three out of every four eligible voters did not vote for Trump.
To the editor: Many thanks to RaeLynn Ricarte for her insightful editorial regarding the need for media to change.
To the editor: For the second time in the last five elections, we’ve elected a president who lost the popular vote. Fifty-eight percent of eligible voters voted in 2016, 42 percent didn’t even bother. That’s 90 million people. Pretty sad.
To the editor: In my job as a marketing professional, I got a new boss six months ago. I didn’t “vote” for him, but he was appointed just the same.
To the editor: On the opinion page of the Sunday Chronicle, the headline states: “Media needs to change its ways.” Along with accusations of “media collusion” and “fawning coverage” of the past administration, the editor states that the national media has relied upon “fake news” to denigrate the current administration.
To the editor: Now that the election is over, many issues are coming to the surface. Somehow the media has forgotten the 1.5 million dead people who voted in the 2012 election. Also, the actual showing of a man who got paid to vote seven or eight times, who admitted it on TV. A call was made to require photo ID to vote and all kinds of excuses were screamed to the top of their lungs to avoid it.
To the editor: To all the angels with snow plows, snow blowers and shovels who have gone way beyond the call of duty to help people this winter by snowblowing, plowing, and shoveling walks and driveways so we can motivate and get around, my thanks and more thanks from everyone for your kind and concerned efforts. You are so very much appreciated.
To the editor: As chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, District 2 Congressman Greg Walden will be a major player in drafting any Republican replacement for Obamacare.
To the editor: Donald was “selected” by the Divine Being who reveals His name in the Hebrew scriptures to be the president. This is why you are still in shock and blame the Russians for this uncomfortable miracle.
To the editor: An open letter to Rep. Greg Walden (R): A true patriot loves his country more than personal power and a hunger for re-election.
To the editor: Hello Donald, I knew another Donald, he was my mother’s cousin. He died.