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Democratic candidates offer two basic approaches to raising revenues for public programs. One is grand opera – accusing the wealthy of greed (Bernie Sanders) and malice, that is, "leaving everyone else behind" (Elizabeth Warren). For this bad behavior, there must be punishment in the form of…

Among the most powerful people in the justice system are prosecutors and the judges to whom they present their cases. The way our system is set up, judges must rely on whatever facts a prosecutor puts forth inside their courtroom.

Some polls in recent weeks have provided an encouraging picture for President Donald Trump of strengthening support among black voters.

The Pink Patch Project is a campaign that was started in 2013 by the Seal Beach, California, Police Department to raise funds and awareness of the battle against breast cancer. Since then, the program has spread to police departments and other agencies across the nation. In Virginia, four po…

The Virginia State Legislature has “flipped” from a Republican majority to a Democratic majority. Changes in voter demographics were a factor, but just as decisive was the influx of out-of-state funding from sources such as Michael Bloomberg. As the Washington Post noted, “… his money helped…

Josef Stalin is reputed to have said: "The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic." In the hands of New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, the deaths of thousands can be a partisan bludgeon.

A news release about a suspicious death came out two days after a body was found at Digs Landing in the Rivermont area of Warren County this week.

I would like to thank the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors for their comportment and handling of the meeting on Nov. 26. Their stamina and determination to allow everyone to speak, no matter the hour, was commendable and greatly appreciated.

I like the word malarkey, consarn it. It’s the bee’s knees. Sure, the youngsters might say, “OK, Boomer” on hearing Joe Biden utter the word, but if you think he’s all wet for using it, you can take your phonus bolonus and tell it to Sweeney.

 Elizabeth Warren had great momentum for a while. Then her poll numbers leveled and fell. The standard explanation is that the Democrat's "Medicare for All" plan comes across as too radical – both the price and the part that would force over 150 million Americans off their employers' private…

WASHINGTON – Now that Democrats have built a very strong factual case to impeach President Trump on abuse of Congress and of presidential power, it seems certain the House of Representatives will vote to impeach him. But then, just as certainly, the Republican-controlled Senate will acquit h…

PARIS – The facts emerging in the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump paint a clear picture of a president who used unofficial cutouts and official diplomatic envoys to pressure the leadership of a foreign country to announce the investigation of a political rival in exchange for unlock…

Donald Trump Jr., in his better-selling book, "Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us," writes of his reactions to visiting Arlington National Cemetery and driving "past the rows of white grave markers." He explains: "In that moment, I ... thought of all the attacks …

People often offer cynical interpretations of American support for Israel. It's the malign influence of the Jewish lobby, or Israel is a colonial outpost of the American hegemon or Israel has brainwashed American policymakers. What these right-wing conspiracists, anti-Semites and committed l…