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Opinion

Jason Wright: A lovely problem to have

Guest Columns

Dear Readers, Some of you have noticed over the last few months, my columns went from weekly to not-so-much. Loyal readers have stopped me in Walmart, Sheetz and at church on Sundays to ask about the drought. (Hi Marilyn!) I’ve been asked if my laptop blew up, my pens ran out of ink, or ...

George F. Will: NEA a frill that should be shorn

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  WASHINGTON -- Although the National Endowment for the Arts' 2016 cost of $148 million was less than one-hundredth of 1 percent of the federal budget, attempting to abolish the NEA is a fight worth having, never mind the certain futility of the fight. Let's pretend, ...

Froma Harrop: Bannon failed his father, not AT&T

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  Marty Bannon did all the right things, mostly. He raised five children, lived modestly, worked hard and bought as much stock in his employer, AT&T, as he could. When AT&T's stock price plunged in the 2008 economic meltdown, Bannon sold at a loss of more than ...

James Pinsky: National Ag Day is March 21

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If the only thing that growls in your house is your pooch and not your stomach, you might want to thank a farmer. Actually, we need to thank a lot more than just farmers. Across this nation, the people who make up our agriculture industry are the epitome of teamwork. We all need farmers ...

Letter to the Editor: Board separated budgets in 2013

Letters to the Editor

Editor: The Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors allocates money to the School Board.  The School Board spends this money using its own set of priorities.  I refer to the Northern Virginia Daily's own reporting.  The article, titled "Shenandoah County: School board presents ...

Jonah Goldberg: Given choice of fear, apathy, I’ll take fear

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  Dystopia is in the air these days. George Orwell's "1984" is selling like hotcakes -- if hotcakes still sold well in this low-carb world. Is the president to blame? I think historians, no doubt working from their subterranean monasteries, bunkered from the radioactive wasteland ...

Letter to the Editor: Bill would get rid of group suits

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 would "keep baseless class action suits away from innocent parties," according to U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte. Funnny that the courts already have a way of certifying class action suits that accomplishes just that goal.  Yet, what this ...

Connie Schultz: For women, what comes next?

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  International Women's Day is a once-a-year acknowledgment of what women do every day of the year, which is to keep the world afloat with our labor -- paid and unpaid. March 8 fell on a Wednesday this year. Here in the U.S., some of the organizers of January's Women's March ...

Scott Rasmussen: Three steps to fixing the health care mess

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  Most Americans believe that no matter how bad something is, Congress can always make it worse. With their new health care bill, Republican Congressional leaders seem intent on proving that point. Even those with a passionate hatred of Obamacare can find something to hate in the ...

Richard Hoover: Those now forgotten potent symbols

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Little that is antique intrigues more than potent symbols once revered but now forgotten. Take the liberty cap, that floppy, flame-red slave's hat worn in Ancient Rome so that on the street one could distinguish the free from the enslaved. Some accounts describe the cap as the mark of the ...

Jules Witcover: Republicans act in haste on replacing Obamacare

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WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's biggest promise on his way to the Oval Office was to "repeal and replace Obamacare." He not only said he would do so, but he said he would achieve both tasks "simultaneously," and on day one of his presidency. But seven weeks into the Trump administration, he ...

Leonard Pitts Jr.: American acrimony is not political

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So this driver is stopped at an intersection. A pedestrian is dawdling in the crosswalk. Driver leans out the window and yells, "Get out of the street, you damned liberal!" It's been years since I read that in a magazine. I can't remember if it was a true story, though I think it was. But ...

Mark Shields: Why the Cuban missile crisis matters today

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Gen. Charles de Gaulle, a French hero and statesman who did not lack for self-esteem, once stated, ''When I want to know what France thinks, I ask myself.'' In October 1962, after U.S. charges that the Soviets had installed offensive nuclear missiles in Cuba -- just 90 miles from the American ...

Commentary: This is not your father’s Republican Party

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So much has been written about Donald Trump that at this point I feel a lot of people are starting to become numb to it all. His scandals, questionable business dealings, accusations of sexual assault, as well as what could possibly be deemed treasonous activities at some point in the very-near ...

Letter to the Editor: Raise taxes to support schools

Letters to the Editor

Editor: For all of those who oppose a tax increase to fully fund the Shenandoah County school budget I have a question to ask. Do you know what education looks like today? Children go to school so that one day they will have the proper skills to contribute to the success of our society. ...

Jonah Goldberg: Twitter: Trump’s Achilles’ heel

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It was just last week that Donald Trump had the finest moment of his short presidency -- his address to a joint session of Congress. Even many of his harshest critics praised his speech or reluctantly conceded that it was "presidential." The collective response from Republicans was no ...