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Democrats running for president are vowing to bring high-speed internet to rural America. President Donald Trump campaigned on the same promise. It was to be part of his big infrastructure plan. But no, there will be no big infrastructure plan.

There’s a movement afoot already to make changes to the new state law raising the fuel tax in counties along, and near, Interstate 81.

Social media has a dark side, and all parents and guardians of susceptible children need to be aware of it.

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It approaches a year since Sen. John McCain departed these earthly precincts. He is rightly missed for his principled leadership, for his maverick ways and for his – now increasingly rare – ability to reach out and collaborate effectively with senators across the partisan divide. I miss all …

The protests in Hong Kong are heartbreaking to witness. I recall the gloom that accompanied the handover of sovereignty ceremony in 1997. Prince Charles was there. So was Tony Blair. Only eight years had passed since the communist Chinese government had mowed down an estimated 10,000 democra…

WASHINGTON -- President Trump has warned China that it must respond "humanely" to the protests in Hong Kong if it wants a trade deal, for the first time suggesting that the United States would impose costs on Beijing if it launched a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown on the city. It's about t…

Most conservative people I’ve known agree that character is important. But it seems to me that, when it comes to our political leaders, people think of “character” too narrowly.

In two weeks’ time, three mass shootings killed 34 people and left dozens more injured. We were outraged and in shock, and for a few days we managed to sustain a collective call for new laws that would make our country safer.

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CHICAGO — Given its surplus of violence and scarcity of resources, Chicago surely has bigger things to worry about than the menace, as the city sees it, of Laura Pekarik’s cupcakes. Herewith redundant evidence of regulatory government’s unsleeping solicitousness for the strong.

WASHINGTON – One of the everlasting social forces in directing human behavior – shame – has become part of the 2020 presidential race.

After the recent horror of multiple mass shootings – at a garlic festival in California; a Walmart in El Paso, Texas; and, finally, a popular nightlife neighborhood of Dayton, Ohio – I went to social media and posed two questions: “What is wrong with America? Why does this keep happening?” T…

WASHINGTON – WARSAW – American millennials have a lot of complaints about their lot in life. So here’s a question for them: When is the last time you had to walk through a sewer waist-high in human filth, choking on the toxic ammonia, yet unable to cough for fear of alerting the Nazi SS sold…

WASHINGTON – House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler has now announced his committee will proceed with its inquiry into the impeachment of President Trump. He says he will do so despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s preference to slow-walk the process with further fact-finding into the variou…

My purpose in writing about evolution is not to engage in the controversy with people who find the idea of evolution is incompatible with some core religious beliefs, but because it’s a beautiful theory that illuminates so much about what we see in the system of life on earth – of which we a…

As in most counties in Virginia, there are homeless people, each person having varying needs as well as those with hearts filled with hope. Some homeless families live in cars, some live in the woods, some live on the streets and some in shelters. Some need jobs, some need counseling assista…

Our 11-year-old grandson is with us for the week, and we are having the sort of conversations that indicate the learning has just begun — for me.

Last week, David French of the National Review came out in support of red flag Laws. For those of you who do not know, a red flag law is where the government has the right to seize your weapons if you are deemed to be dangerous to yourself or to anyone else. To his credit, Mr. French makes a…