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Editorial and Opinion Articles

Here’s Why I Believe in America ... It's so easy these days to despair about the future of our country. It feels like half the people I run into just want to pull the covers over their heads and ignore the news. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
A Long Overdue Policy on China ... China and Russia are having war games, possibly in response to the tariffs that have recently been imposed by the U.S. and which are long overdue. (See Page 8, September 20, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
On the Death of Expertise ... In one version of Aesop’s "The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” popular in Europe in the Middle Ages, in the end not only were all the sheep eaten by wolves, so was the boy. (See Page 8, September 20, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
You Can Teach Kids Hard Work, but Feed Them First ... Growing up, I hated being on "food stamps.” I hated being walked into a welfare office and inspected. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Taking Aim at Price-Gouging PBMs ... The Trump administration has aimed a dagger at the heart of high pharmacy bills: the go-betweens in the supply chain that have been gouging insurers, drugmakers, and consumers. (See Page 8, September 13, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Mutiny in the White House ... There’s a good deal of noise around the "inside scoop" on life in the White House. There’s even a story the Army Chief referred to the President as "the original gorilla." And the Secretary of State is off spending money he doesn’t have on ideas that are simply foolish. (See Page 8, September 13, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
The Economy is Supposed to be Great. So Why are Workers Miserable? ... It’s practically unanimous: Nine out of 10 establishment economists agree that America’s solid job growth and the low unemployment rate truly make ours "The Land of Opportunity.” So why, they wonder aloud, is the State of Labor today so morose? (See Page 8, September 13, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
John McCain - Chart a New Course ... I respected Senator John McCain. I loved him as a war hero and a fellow American who served his country in an astounding way. Few people in our country will ever accomplish all that McCain accomplished in his life. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Conversation imageThe Deep State Beneath the Deep State ... We are hearing much about the Deep State and "Drain the Swamp", and there certainly is much to be uncovered and drained. (See Page 10, September 6, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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This School Year, Let’s Keep Kids in Classrooms ... It’s no secret that our country incarcerates people of color at much higher rates than white people. What might be less well known is that this can begin in the classroom. (See Page 12, September 6, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Our Moral Vacuum ... It’s said nature abhors a vacuum. Strictly speaking, I’m not sure that's true; the universe is essentially empty, only a tiny percentage of the universe has anything in it. (See Page 12, September 6, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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Small Businesses Band Together to Support Farm Bill Program ... The Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP), a sliver of the farm bill, is at risk. Alongside small businesses across the country, we're asking Congress to support and restore funding of RMAP in the final farm bill. (See Page 12, September 6, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Endangered Species -- A Fight in your Own Back Yard ... Whether you're a deer hunter, a crabber or a tree hugger, if you know the outdoors around the Yorktown-Poquoson area you know it's a tapestry, a living weave -- not just a random jumble of plants and animals. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Labor Day, Deal with the Stuff ... Labor Day Weekend gives Americans across the country a three-day weekend to rest, travel and celebrate our freedom to labor. (See Page 12, August 30, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Schools Need Resources, Not ‘School Resource Officers’ ... After a school year marred by shootings, districts across the country have responded this year with calls for more "school resource officers” in classrooms. (See Page 12, August 30, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
National Water Quality Month Highlights Need for Programs ... August is National Water Quality Month and, as we celebrate, lawmakers are negotiating the 2018 farm bill. Members of the farm bill conference committee have the ambitious charge of reconciling the stark differences between the House and Senate proposals. (See Page 12, August 30, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Expand, Don’t Restrict, Voters’ Access to the Polls ... There are times when I'm convinced the progress of this country can be measured through our ballot laws. Think about it. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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