Children, caves and cages

Around the world, our attention was riveted on the plight of the boys and the coach of the Wild Boars soccer team trapped in a cave in Northern Thailand. All 12 boys and their coach have been saved.

The enemy within

If anyone still believes President Trump isn’t a pawn of Russian government interests, they must have been asleep during Monday’s televised news conference that nearly set the United States on fire.

No rejoicing in ‘Lost Cause’

Re “Davis must go: Commission recommends removing Confederate president’s statue, but not others,” Free Press July 5-7 edition:

‘More important things to be concerned with’

History is very important. It shows the road that we, as a people, have traveled. It has not been easy. However, we have made advances.

Commission blows its opportunity

I have three quick thoughts about the Monument Avenue proposals.

Time for ‘principle and bravery’

Re Column “Dems can stall another Scalia on High Court,” Free Press July 5-7 edition:

Clarion call to vote

During former President Richard Nixon’s impeachment hearing, the late Congresswoman Barbara Jordan said the following: “My faith in the Constitution is whole, it is complete, it is total. I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator ...

Why Senate should hold up Supreme Court nomination

“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.” – James Madison, Federalist 47, ...

No more ‘wait your turn’ politics

I’ve never met Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year old New York activist, but I am surely looking forward to it. This giant-slayer of an organizer — she worked for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders during the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination campaign — ...


Hanky-heads. Accommodationists. Those are the best words to describe the Monument Avenue Commission and their weak-kneed recommendations that will do little to move Richmond beyond the continuing grasp of Confederate sympathizers.

Supreme fight

We hope the American people will not be snookered by President Trump’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court.

What to people of color is the Fourth of July?

Events of the past year recall the words and sentiment of Frederick Douglass, the noted abolitionist and editor, in his famed July Fourth address.

Newsroom attack feels like home invasion

When news broke that a man with a shotgun had killed five employees in the Annapolis, Md., Capital Gazette newsroom, recent 24/7 media chatter about “civility” suddenly got real.

Dems can stall another Scalia on High Court

President Trump has made it crystal clear that his SCOTUS picks will be reincarnations of the hard-line late Antonin Scalia. He was as good as his word with his first pick Neil Gorsuch. His majority vote to nail abortion, union ...

Human rights not suspended when crossing lines

Lady Liberty, once a beacon of hope for the world’s desperate and persecuted, became a hollow symbol on June 11 when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announced “zero-tolerance” policies that deny relief to asylum seekers fleeing domestic or gang violence.