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Shenandoah County has a newly elected Board of Supervisors that now can choose to promote growth and prosperity through fiscal constraint. Nationally, we have seen renewed vigor in our state and local economies fueled by conservative principles of lifting tax and regulatory burdens on busine…

WASHINGTON — Wouldn’t you know it: That ol’ rascal — The Gender Issue — has sallied forth to play havoc in the Democratic primary race.

As of this writing, the Democratic presidential contest looks very fluid, with four candidates bunched up in Iowa and New Hampshire. But the sudden relevance of foreign policy, thanks to the confrontation with Iran, has made it look more and more like a two-person race between Joe Biden and …

Donald Trump’s “phase one” agreement with China, expected to be signed this week, is intended partly to slow China’s move into new technologies like electric cars by protecting the intellectual property of American corporations.

One thing Canadians tend to be is sensible. And so it is surprising how many would consider making Prince Harry and his wife, the former Meghan Markle, king and queen of Canada. Harry is a beneficiary of the lucky sperm club, and Meghan was TV actress from Los Angeles. Do Canadians really wa…

Retired Marine Corps Gen. Jim Mattis, the former secretary of defense and an exceptionally well-read warrior, has said, “Throughout history, we see nations with allies thrive, and nations without allies wither.”

There's an old story – apocryphal, as the best stories always seem to be – that Richard Nixon asked Chinese premier Zhou Enlai what he thought about the French Revolution, and Zhou said, "It's too soon to tell." At first blush, the minicrisis between Iran and the United States appears to hav…

The muted reaction of leading Democratic politicians to the elimination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani reinforces my sense of what divides our country and differentiates the two parties.

I’m not sure why I’ve always been very sensitive to loss. It doesn’t seem to be because I endured so much loss in my formative years. (The first truly major loss I suffered was the death of my father when I was 21.) My guess is that I absorbed it from my mother – a great storyteller who brou…

The Associated Press reported this week that there have been more than 1,800 confirmed cases of influenza and 225 deaths from the flu or pneumonia so far during the 2019-2020 flu season in Virginia, which is one of 45 states, the District of Columbia, New York City and Puerto Rico that the C…

After only three days of hearings and zero fact witnesses, on Dec. 18 Democrat members of the Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment and sent them for a vote by the full House. A very sad day in the life of our great republic and one that will also haunt future Democratic presi…

George W. Bush and Barack Obama both had Gen. Qassem Soleimani in their gunsights. Neither ordered the trigger pulled because of the enormous risks involved in killing one of Iran’s top leaders. In listing the possible responses to recent Iranian provocations, U.S. military commanders told P…

President Trump has inexorably saddled his presidency with another Vietnam in the Middle East. The assassination of the Iran general Qassem Soleimani has unleashed an open state of belligerency with Iran that will be both asymmetrical and prolonged.

Is anyone here old enough to remember the urgent warning issued in a speech to the National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in August 2002 by an American vice president who had artfully avoided the military draft during wartime? Dick Cheney, after acknowledging he was convinced th…

When our Founding Fathers wrote our Constitution, they were talking about a man named Warren Hastings. Hastings was the former governor general of the India colony, and was a man who tried to run the India colony in a fair way - something the India colony appreciated. Hastings was thought of…