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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Just answer the question, please

John Fox Sullivan’s rambling and slightly incoherent defense of the need for a town government last week raises more questions than it answers, and uses every old politician’s trick in the book to do it. The […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Democracy in action, Rapp style

Last week’s Rappahannock News article raised more questions than it answered. Here is what we were told: The Washington Town Council scheduled a public hearing on a special-use permit in June which was postponed until July, […]

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From the Rappahannock News

Up in the Hollow: Hail to the Redskins! Hail to the Redskins?

Roger Goodell, the majordomo of the weekly bone-crushing fracas called the National Football League, said the other day that he is sensitive to those who think that the nickname of the Washington franchise in the NFL, the “Redskins,” is a racial slur. Listening to the offended, even a minority of one, could become a full-time job for him. […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Why only one side of the story?

The Rappahannock News front page coverage of Tammy Atkins’ sentencing [“Embezzlement leads to six months in jail,” Aug. 29] was remarkable in that it omitted the most compelling and important part of the case. Under the […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Suffering fools ungladly 

I’ve been writing opinion pieces for newspapers since the 1960s, and for the Rappahannock News for almost 15 years. My recent column about the drive-by mauling of Paula Deen by internet pundits apparently struck a […]

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Politics/Government

Up in the Hollow: The Second War of Northern Aggression

Over the years Ben Jones has heard a lot of his Yankee friends say, “You people down South seem to be still fighting the Civil War.” The South was bad; the North was good. Abe Lincoln was the finest American who ever lived. This is the myth of the victors, who get to write the history books. […]