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COMMENTARY

Don’t be surprised if the GOP tests its anti-crime message in Virginia. But will it work?

BY: - July 20, 2021

July is on its way toward being the deadliest month because of a grisly Independence Day weekend in which more than 150 people were fatally shot in 400 separate shooting incidents.

COMMENTARY

Protest songs remind us in times of tumult that we’ve yet to realize our aspirations | Opinion

BY: - April 13, 2021

Music born of angry times of domestic disunity in American history leave indelible marks on us that speak loudly about who we are rather than who we propose to be.

COMMENTARY

Times have changed, but the disenfranchisement game is the same | Opinion

BY: - October 4, 2020

Republicans concede that if as many people vote as possible, they’re toast. They want their voters to cast ballots, but not all voters. 

ICE ordered her deportation. Instead she’s spent the last year living in a Va. church

BY: - July 22, 2019

Abbie Arevalo-Herrera is one of two women living in Virginia churches to avoid deportation by ICE, which has a policy of not arresting people in locations it deems “sensitive.”