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Leonard Pitts Jr.: Under unchecked power, no one is safe

They did not have to die. That's the bitter truth. Katie Sasser and her friend John Hall would likely still be alive if cops and prosecutors in Glynn County, Georgia, had done their jobs. But they were more interested in protecting one of their own. So Sasser and Hall were shot to death in ...

Froma Harrop: How many times must we save people who overdose?

A deeply humane friend recently suggested that medics stop saving people on their third opioid overdose. The subject was naloxone, a medication that can yank users from the jaws of death. It can be given via Narcan nasal spray or injection. My friend surprised me. I thought that if a life ...

Scott Rasmussen: The culture leads, not the Supreme Court

Just about every American election year is peppered with quotes from seemingly very serious people claiming that, for some reason, this is the most important election of our lifetime. This year, we're also being told that the political battle to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony ...

Walter E. Williams: We’re shooting ourselves in the foot

The Canadian government, lining the pockets of its dairy producers, imposes high tariffs on American dairy imports. That forces Canadians to pay higher prices for dairy products. For example, Canadians pay $5.24 for a 10.5-ounce block of cheddar. In Washington, D.C., that same amount of ...

Attempted robbery suspect sought

Police in two counties are looking for a suspect who attempted to rob two 7-Eleven stores on Sunday morning. A man, described as having a deep voice who was dressed in jeans and a long-sleeved dark jacket with striped sleeves that may have been made by Adidas, tried to rob the 7-Eleven store ...

Connie Schultz: After attack in Annapolis, the anger stage of grief

It's a big deal, as a journalist, to work for The New York Times, The Washington Post or The Wall Street Journal. Wielding the press badge of one of the biggest newspapers in the country is a fast-track pass onto talk shows, including ones that cover the practice of journalism. Even as just a ...

Recent Triplett Tech graduate places in national competition

A recently graduate of Triplett Tech student placed second at the National SkillsUSA Leadership conference. Logan Roberson took second in electrical construction wiring at the event. “I was happy. I am glad I placed,” Roberson said. “I was as prepared as you could be for not knowing ...

Betsy McCaughey: The asylum phenomenon on southern border

People hoping to settle in the United States wait years for a green card to be legal residents. They play by the rules. These law-abiding newcomers must feel like idiots, watching what's happening on the southern border. Hundreds of thousands of Central American migrants are walking right in. ...

Walter E. Williams: College destruction of black students

Amy Wax, a University of Pennsylvania law professor, has come under attack and scathing criticism because she dared criticize the school's racial preferences program. In an interview with Brown University economist Glenn Loury, discussing affirmative action, Wax mentioned how racial ...

George F. Will: Supreme Court corrected itself on First Amendment freedoms

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is especially admirable when correcting especially deplorable prior decisions, as with the 1954 school desegregation decision rejecting a 1896 decision's "separate but equal" doctrine. It did so again last Wednesday, overturning a 41-year-old precedent inimical ...

Local groups join to seek more affordable housing

WINCHESTER — As the need for local affordable housing increases, the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley (NSV) and Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick-Clarke have partnered with government and service agencies to form a new Housing Coalition. “The concept behind the coalition ...

Robert B. Reich: Why only answer is to break up biggest Wall Street banks

Federal bank regulators are proposing to allow Wall Street more freedom to make riskier bets with federally insured bank deposits – such as the money in your checking and savings accounts. Watch your wallets. The new proposal waters down the so-called "Volcker Rule" (named after former ...

EDA director charged with filing false police report

FRONT ROYAL - Jennifer McDonald, who has worked as the Warren County-Front Royal Economic Development Authority's executive director for a decade, has been charged by the Virginia State Police with a misdemeanor count of filing a false police report. A criminal complaint by Special Agent Eric ...

2nd Battle of Winchester programs on Saturday

WINCHESTER — From June 13-15, 1863, Winchester was overwhelmed by the Second Battle of Winchester. The Confederate victory at the pivotal Civil War battle brought an end to a bitter six-month-long Union occupation of the city, virtually destroyed the opposing Union ...

Walter E. Williams: The harm from obsession with diversity, inclusion

In conversations with most college officials, many CEOs, many politicians and race hustlers, it's not long before the magical words "diversity" and "inclusiveness" drop from their lips. Racial minorities are the intended targets of this sociological largesse, but women are included, as well. ...

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Corey Stewart (R-Va.) will have a slot on the ballot in November after defeating Nick Freitas in a tightly contested primary race. Stewart will compete against incumbent Tim Kaine (D) for one of Virginia’s two U.S. Senate seats. Incumbent Barbara Comstock (R-10) and Jennifer Wexton (D) will ...

Incumbent, state senator win primaries in key House race

McLEAN— A key battleground in Democrats' campaign to take control of the House of Representatives is set after Democrat Jennifer Wexton won the right to take on two-term GOP incumbent Barbara Comstock in a northern Virginia swing district. Wexton, a state senator from Loudoun County ...