In my letter published in WJW last August, I made the following key point – “it is even more important to inform your readership base about what our own congressional representatives have done,” That applies to the article in the March 20 edition of WJW about the senators’ letter on Iran (“83 senators lay out core principles on Iran”).
It would have been valuable to inform your readers, most of whom live and vote in the Greater Washington area, that the senators from Maryland (Mikulski and Cardin) and Virginia (Warner and Kaine) signed that letter.
You can cure that omission in the coming week’s edition if, as it should, the paper carries an article about the House letter on Iran, which was alluded to in last week’s article. The House letter, originated by Reps. Hoyer (D-Md.) and Cantor (R-Va.), was signed by 394 members. All but two of the members from Virginia and Maryland signed the letter. The nonsigners are Jim Moran (D-Va.) and Donna Edwards (D-Md.).
I hope WJW will write an article about the House letter and include information about what our local representatives did and did not do. Going forward, I urge WJW not to ignore the local angle in your otherwise excellent articles.