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Opinion

Letter to the Editor: Safety a priority at park entrance

Letters to the Editor

Editor: In doing my homework about the proposed road to the entrance of the Seven Bends State Park in Woodstock, I have safety concerns for what is being considered. There are two entrances to the park. One from South Hollingsworth Road and one from Lupton Road in Woodstock. The latest ...

George Bowers Sr. Allergies, immunities and television

Guest Columns

Chances are really good that you have either heard someone sneeze already today or have done so yourself. ‘Tis the season for ragweed and pollen and all manner of allergic reactions. Although I used to suffer miserably, I’m thankful to say that my late summers and early falls are much more ...

Letter to the Editor: The choice this fall

Letters to the Editor

You may experience déjà vu observing Virginia's 6th District Congressional race. The protege of the politician proposing term limits to gain office originally has relinquished his hold on the seat after 13 consecutive terms. Bob Goodlatte is finally retiring, but the Republican who wants to ...

Kathleen Parker: Is there a Kavanaugh doppelganger?

Columnists

WASHINGTON -- In one of Brett Kavanaugh's responses to allegations that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl when he was in high school, a charge he has denied "categorically and unequivocally," he suggested that, perhaps, this was a case of mistaken identity. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, a ...

Star Parker: Feinstein v. Kavanaugh

Columnists

While questioning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about abortion during his Senate confirmation hearings, Senator Dianne Feinstein grossly misstated statistics about abortion deaths before Roe v. Wade. "In the 1950s and 1960s, two decades before Roe, deaths from illegal abortions in this ...

Letter to the Editor: Keep your word, express gratitude

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Sometime around the first part of June, while having lunch at the Apple House restaurant in Linden, I met a gentleman who had sold dictionaries door to door some years ago. I said I'd love to have one and he offered to give me one. He took my name and address and sure enough, a couple ...

Letter to the Editor: We may need write-in campaign

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Where can one hear simplistic questions,  ambiguous to erroneous answers, and see an event contrary to the Town Charter stating town elections are non-partisan?  Check into the Republican Party interview of Front Royal council candidates. “Shared services” means consolidate town ...

Diane Dimond: Gun violence target: The bullets

Columnists

The mantra "It's the economy, stupid," propelled Bill Clinton's candidacy during the presidential campaign in 1992. His decision to highlight the nation's then-struggling economy (and promise to fix it) helped him win the White House. One theme in this year's midterm elections is the renewed ...

Kathleen Parker: Eleventh-hour slander

Columnists

WASHINGTON -- After several days of showboating and judicial hazing, Democrats pulled out their biggest weapon against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh -- a letter from an anonymous woman claiming sexual misconduct in high school. There are no words -- except perhaps desperate, scurrilous ...

Rich Lowry: Kavanaugh’s Kafkaesque nightmare

Columnists

If Franz Kafka had written about confirmation hearings, he couldn't have come up with a better scenario than the one now unfolding in the U.S. Senate. Brett Kavanaugh, who the day before yesterday was an unimpeachable pillar of the legal establishment, stands accused of a heinous offense that ...

Commentary: Should local government promote altering the Constitution?

Opinion

Recently, the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors heard a request for the board to sign a resolution in support of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The ERA would constitutionalize the prohibition of discrimination of persons based on gender. I was surprised that the ...

Rich Lowry: An economic boom is a terrible thing to waste

Columnists

President Donald Trump is showing that it's possible to preside over a period of peace and prosperity and still be notably unpopular. Over the past several months, Trump has opened even more of a wedge between the largely benign material conditions in the country and his own political ...