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It’s our county

The issues cannot just be swept under the rug. Behind closed door deals that benefit only some are not acceptable. The county’s challenges must be addressed with leadership and proven management techniques in clear view of the public.
Looking at face values

War drums continue to beat within the Rappahannock News Comment columns, in-sync with leftist babble and tainted with disdain toward those who express viewpoints unlike their own. Unfortunately, some submit letters of protestation that appear to distort truth.
Trust but verify

Unfortunately, we are now witnessing a surprising and disheartening lack of trust by a vocal minority in our community and between some elected and appointed officials in our local government.
Assisting our Rappahannock neighbors

Socially and physically isolated, elderly, frail, many of them low income, and disabled. Not all are seniors, rather physically challenged people of all ages who require transportation.
Of time and the river

For this was the bloody Rappahannock line that divided Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and the multi-headed Army of the Potomac, the line that served to separate Richmond and Washington. In some senses it was an artificial line.
Ending childhood hunger in Virginia

One in six of Virginia’s students do not have regular access to food at home. Thousands rely on school meals as their only consistent source of quality nutrition, making the holiday season a time of anxiety and hardship for them.
Fractured: 1968, a year like no other

The way one views 1968 says less about the year itself than about the viewer’s personality and politics. A Rorschach test for what you value. A prism through which all other years are viewed.
Moving on with vigor (and vignettes)

Downsizing is complicated. On the surface it seems that I am just clearing space. However, as my treasures went home with other people this weekend, I realized there is an unanticipated process happening.
Why I will vote for Donald Trump

The next president will be in a position to appoint Supreme Court justices who will protect and defend our Constitution or drastically savage it. If nothing else were on the line, this would be enough for me. The future of…
The case for . . .

Point and counterpoint: Walter Nicklin and Ron Maxwell explain once and for all why you should vote for (respectively) Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.