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A slew of changes needed in D.C.

To get more money in, we need new tax laws.

What will happen to people under Trumpcare?

Re “Report forecasts millions would lose health insurance under Trumpcare,” March 16-18 edition: What will happen to the 24 million people who would lose their health insurance under Trumpcare? We all know in our hearts that this is wrong.

Exclusion ‘appalling but unsurprising’

Re “Sessions seeks to revive federal anti-crime program that targeted African-Americans,” March 16-18 edition: Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ failure, perhaps calculated, to invite the Richmond Free Press to his meeting in Richmond is appalling but unsurprising.

Kudos on Free Press coverage

Re “Nat Turner links black, white George Wythe High alumni,” March 2-4 edition: Thank you for including the Nat Turner article in your fine newspaper and sharing the story of Nat Turner’s descendants and what happened back in 1831 on ...

Could the current allegations against the sitting president arising from contact with the Russians justify impeachment? The history of impeachment is short, usually used to remove judges. The history

Could the current allegations against the sitting president arising from contact with the Russians justify impeachment?

Trump milking taxpayers

President Trump doesn’t want to spend federal dollars on after-school programs, meals for poor people or heating assistance that helps keep folks alive. But he has no problem wasting more than $3 million a pop to spend weekends at his ...

Hero or goat?

Richmond schools Superintendent Dana T. Bedden had an $8.3 million secret that popped out recently — that $8.3 million sits in an “unassigned fund balance” for Richmond Public Schools.

Interventionists can help with handling addicts

Interventions can be the difference between life and death for a drug addict or an alcoholic. Not every person in need of rehab is going to initially jump at the chance to get clean and handle the issues that drove ...

New GRTC bus routes avoid travel within public housing communities

After painstaking research, multiple workshops with Leaders Of The New South and interviews with city residents, it is apparent there will no longer be buses moving through the public housing neighborhoods in Richmond.

Congratulations to the Free Press

Re “Free Press in the Congressional Record,” March 2-4 edition: I wanted to drop you a note of congratulations on recently receiving a citation — now memorialized in the Congressional Record — from 4th District Congressman A. Donald McEachin commemorating ...

Debt collection reform needed

When many consumers think of billion-dollar industries, banks and Wall Street often come to mind. Yet there is another industry in the same lucrative league that affects more than 70 million consumers each year — debt collection.

Attack on education

The effort to repeal and replace health care insurance is generating headlines, and the attempt to investigate our 45th president’s Russia connections is of high importance. The specious claim that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, too, has generated interest, ...

Thirst for history, truth

Next week, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture will celebrate the six-month mark since its opening in September.

Trump’s alternative facts

We all should be familiar by now with the way President Trump views the world and the “alternative facts” he seeks to spread through his ministers of misinformation, Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer and Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Crusade for the truth

Re Editorial page column, “Black newspapers needed more than ever,” Feb. 23-25 edition: Your recently published piece in the Free Press by Oscar H. Blayton was timely and spot on. What’s often missing today is a mechanism to put pieces ...

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