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GOP making America suffer again

How devastating would the Republican health care legislation be if enacted?

Freedom isn’t free

We refuse to be intimidated by the Ku Klux Klan and its plan to hold a rally this Saturday in Charlottesville.

‘When is enough going to be enough?’

Re “What really happened? New details change initial police report of Mosby Court events surrounding special agent’s death,” June 8-10 edition:

Inspired by Dream Academy graduation

I really enjoyed attending the fifth commencement exercise for Dream Academy adult high school in Richmond. To hear the history of this school and how it got started, how far it has come, to where it is now, was just ...

City facing crisis with violence

We are in a crisis!

Perpetuating Ashe myth

Re “Battery Park art project on tennis great Arthur Ashe to educate, elevate,” June 8-10 edition: The City of Richmond continues to perpetuate the myth that the late tennis star Arthur Ashe learned to play tennis at Battery Park.

Price of incarceration

Hip-hop legend Jay Z celebrated Father’s Day this year by allowing incarcerated fathers to spend the day with their families. Pick any day of the week in America and an estimated 700,000 people are populating our nation’s local city and ...

Delays in Chemical Disaster Rule hurt minority communities

Pam Nixon lives in an area of West Virginia called “Chemical Valley,” where she is surrounded by facilities that handle dangerous toxic and flammable chemicals.

Take them down

There’s a heaping measure of ridiculousness in Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s appointment of a Monument Avenue Commission to put the statues along the street in context.

Politicians put magicians to shame

Our politicians are brilliant. They have been to the best law schools to make them that way. They have enough political tricks up their sleeves to put the world’s greatest magicians to shame.

Prison profit pipeline

There is the adage that Nero fiddled while Rome burned. I fear it is the adage that may define the ways too many observers have filtered the 45 administration through a skewed lens.

Trumpcare: A pig in a poke

I’ve always heard the expression, “What goes on in the dark comes out in the light.”

Adversity and accountability

The pressure of adversity is the most powerful sustainer of accountability, so it has been said. And the Richmond School Board certainly is feeling the pressure.

Hurricanes: Plan for worst, hope for best

I was born in New Orleans in 1949 and moved to Arabi, La., in 1960. During my lifetime, I have experienced every hurricane and tropical storm that ever hit the New Orleans region.

Kudos to governor, mayor on dedication to climate issues

I am glad to see Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney doing their part to ensure that people are provided with clean energy, a clean environment and green jobs that will boost the economy.