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You were right!

The hope is that headline — with the implication that we were wrong! — makes everybody happy. But if everyone’s mad at us, we must be doing something right. There’s some comfort in that. Otherwise, […]

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Editorial: I’m not saying . . . .

As the sesquicentennial of the Civil War approaches, I find myself revisiting great American historians, most recently Avery Odelle Craven. The Organization of American Historians annually awards a prize in his name to the best […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Outclassed in Rappahannock

I recognize that economist Paul Krugman’s name is a dirty word with some of my Republican friends, and I suspect that Robert Reich is equally high on their hit list. In a recent article, Reich forcefully made the case that the very rich are getting to be very, very rich while 99 percent of us are getting poorer. Meanwhile, the translation of money into power has been greatly facilitated by the recent Supreme Court decision. […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: The kindness of strangers

Thank you, compassionate citizens of this very special place, Rappahannock County. One recent morning my little brown dog escaped through an open fence gate. Several of you spotted him, completely panicked, running on Route 211. […]