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Before bashing officials, know that governing is hard
I have been working in or around government for over 50 years, and if you asked me to boil down what I’ve learned to one sentence, it is this: Governing is much harder work than most people imagine...
Oct 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mark Warner deserves blame, but not credit
To the editor: With elections just around the corner it appears all the candidates are making the usual promise that we have many times before. Those who support Obama every step of the way have no...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The case for more trail magic and less trail trash
There are many ways people battle life’s stresses. Some are healthy — exercising or yoga — and others less so — drinking or smoking — but each affords much-needed relief from busy schedules and hec...
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In the 21st century, notoriety, outrageousness sells
Is Mel Brooks smiling? Brooks’ 1968 comedy “The Producers” dealt with an outrageous, fictitious Broadway musical called “Springtime for Hitler” that trivialized Nazism and became a surprise hit. Th...
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Richmond, Washington can't get away with ignoring region
To the editor: The Fox News article about the tragic loss of revenue and a way of life in Wise County, Appalachia in particular, struck a nerve. I am the daughter of a coal miner. I grew up in Dunb...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gillespie will fight for Virginia, not for Obama
To the editor: We are rapidly approaching one of the most important elections the people of Virginia have ever faced. The candidates from each of the major parties in Virginia have very sharp contr...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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