James Peca, Author at Farmville


It’s a con job

In his letter “Regarding candidates we love,” Peter Kapuscinski claims that President Trump “over the last three years has done more for Americans ignoring race, ... Read more

by James Peca, Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:38 am


Hypocrisy in politics

While hypocrisy in politics is normally a bipartisan activity, it appears that Republicans are attempting to corner the market. I’m talking about the Republican response ... Read more

by James Peca, Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:28 am


Gun violence

It seems nothing ever changes. There were two more mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio. Instead of doing something to stop this national ... Read more

by James Peca, Tuesday, August 13, 2019 4:10 pm


Support for gun laws

Peter Kapuscinski in his letter “On Northam’s response to gun violence” says that Governor Northam should enforce current gun laws instead of calling for new ... Read more

by James Peca, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:17 pm


Finding the truth of the story

President Trump uses the term “fake news” in his public pronouncements quite often. While he never defines it, it appears that he considers fake news ... Read more

by James Peca, Thursday, May 30, 2019 2:54 pm


Guns of war

Karl Schmidt in his recent letter “Spotting Gun Grabbers” demonstrates that he is the one and not Democratic presidential hopefuls who doesn’t understand the Constitution. ... Read more

by James Peca, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 5:22 pm


Politics over country

Karl Schmidt in his letter of July 20 imitates his hero Donald Trump by whining about his favorite straw man, the imaginary leftwing media. The ... Read more

by James Peca, Thursday, July 26, 2018 10:55 am


Time to ban assault rifles

Karl Schmidt, in his March 2 letter, “Facts and statistics,” is correct that intervention with Nikolas Cruz very well could have prevented the Parkland, Florida, ... Read more

by James Peca, Thursday, March 15, 2018 11:45 am


Peca on History

Editor: Karl Schmitt tries to put forward the notion that statues of generals are not political but historical. It seems to me that if a ... Read more

by James Peca, Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:54 am


Peca: Removal is not destruction

There has been much confusion and misinformation being bandied about since Charlottesville. “Lost Causer” and slavery apologist Karl Schmidt wants to treat every Confederate monument ... Read more

by James Peca, Thursday, October 5, 2017 4:39 pm


Peca responds to ‘the false narratives’

I am amazed by the naivety of Lucy Klaus on how the real world works in her letter “Perpetuating the False Narratives.” For one, “Make ... Read more

by James Peca, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 11:35 am


Peca: ‘Trump cares only for himself’

Remember way back when President Barack Obama was called unpatriotic for not wearing an American flag lapel pin? Where are those people nowadays as President ... Read more

by James Peca, Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:24 pm


‘Trump has been in violation’

Fillmer Hevener recently wanted to know what crimes President Donald Trump has committed to warrant impeachment (“No crime against Trump offered,” June 23). He needs ... Read more

by James Peca, Tuesday, June 27, 2017 9:59 am


On the future with Trumpcare

President Donald Trump in his campaign consistently railed against the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare, as a disaster. He said he had a healthcare ... Read more

by James Peca, Tuesday, April 4, 2017 9:34 am


Trump’s ban ‘does little’

Do you feel safer now that President Donald Trump has put in a probably illegal travel ban on citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries on ... Read more

by James Peca, Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:03 pm


Skeptical about replacing Obamacare

Several years ago, before Obamacare  was approved, I was on a fishing trip in Canada. At the lodge, I met a woman who worked for ... Read more

by James Peca, Tuesday, December 27, 2016 1:02 pm


Why Trump’s tax return matters

Donald Trump continues to refuse to release any federal income tax returns to the public. He is the only candidate in the last 40 years ... Read more

by James Peca, Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:26 pm

Guest Columns

Trump’s wrong: Hillary Clinton can’t confiscate guns

Donald Trump has surpassed himself in awful and false statements. His most recent was that if Hillary Clinton becomes president, she would appoint judges who ... Read more

by James Peca, Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:02 pm


Ban assault weapons

Another day, another mass shooting. This time it’s the worst shooting of all time with 50 dead. The country has been through this so many ... Read more

by James Peca, Friday, July 1, 2016 9:45 am


Save lives, ban assault weapons

Mass shootings in San Bernardino, Colorado Springs, Aurora and Sandy Hook all have one thing in common other than being tragedies.  The weapon of choice ... Read more

by James Peca, Thursday, January 14, 2016 1:22 pm