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The Shenandoah Valley Electric Co-op (SVEC) wants to charge its member households more money for the electricity they use. This is bad news for SVEC members in Shenandoah, Warren, Clarke, Frederick, and Rockingham counties, and the City of Winchester.

Love and hate: the two most prevalent human emotions. Every human on the planet, save those afflicted with serious mental health issues, has experienced these feelings. They cannot be legislated and neither emotion is in itself considered to be a crime. It is what some people do with their h…

The heart of the American nation is this fundamental agreement: We agree to fight our battles over power – how it is obtained, and to what purposes it is put — according to the rules, and then to accept the outcome whether we win or lose.

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As we remember those who perished on this day 20 years ago, let us be mindful that freedom is not free and has been paid for with the blood and treasure of Americans both civilian and military since the inception of our country. In three separate incidents, the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and…

Recent data from the Cooperative Election Study shows 20% of atheists have participated in a march or protest, compared with 6% of white evangelicals. Forty percent of atheists have contacted a public official, compared with 24% of white evangelicals. Fifty-two percent of atheists have donat…

The surge in COVID-19 cases has prompted many companies to put off planned office reopenings, a delay that will undoubtedly be temporary. A lot of businesses, meanwhile, are adopting hybrid systems whereby some employees come into the office and others do their work from home or wherever.

As a global pandemic raged and governments began locking down and sheltering citizens in place, the United States Congress allocated $46.5 billion in rental assistance. With a moratorium in place to prevent evictions, Congress was mindful landlords would need help paying the mortgages on the…

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Growing up in the 1960’s listening to the refrain of “Where have the young men gone,” I too wonder where many of my friends and comrades in arms have gone. Unfortunately, as the song indicates too many have “Gone to graveyards, everyone.” Sadly, since then over 50,000 men and women died in V…

Shenandoah Valley schools have or will commence fall semester this week and I am compelled to begin this academic year with community prayer. Prayer is not a substitute for action; it is an action for which there is no substitute. Therefore, it is requested for all prayer intercessors in our…

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An old commercial suggested we “Support the United Negro College Fund because a mind is a terrible thing to waste.” It may still air. If not, Oregon’s drive to produce America’s least educated children may revive it. Already ranked 35th in the nation, Oregon’s Senate Bill 744 is certain to l…

Over the past 50 years, there’s been one famous line I’ve quoted more often than any other. That’s because it captures a tendency of the world that I’ve dedicated my life to making less true.

As the images of chaos at Afghanistan's main airport looped on the news channels, "disaster" quickly became the favored word of commentators, followed by "disgrace." What we saw was disturbing, especially the evidence that U.S. forces hadn't secured the airport early on.

Contrarianism has run amok in the United States. It is a byproduct of moving into postmodernism. Instead of focusing on what is true, we now all focus on our personal truths with no regard to actual truth. If we believe it is true, then by God in heaven it is true!

Last month the Warren County School Board voted unanimously not to accept certain policies proposed by the Virginia Department of Education. This month they voted by a 3-2 vote to accept these.

Americans of different opinions will find themselves in agreement in branding as execrable certain comments of supposedly friendly newspapers in Europe that are showing a charged dose of schadenfreude for the American loss of Afghanistan. One Italian newspaper — Corriere della Sera — had thi…