Real role models

We all need role models. We’re not seeing many coming out of D.C. right now, with President Trump’s criminal foibles exposed even more with the public impeachment inquiry broadcasts that started Wednesday.

Election redux

If nothing else, last week’s elections showed us that change is coming.


The voters of Virginia have spoken. And we are jubilant about the message they sent through the ballot box on Tuesday — that they want a more progressive Virginia as envisioned by Democrats.

Free Press endorsements for 2019 Virginia elections

Tuesday, Nov. 5, is Election Day.

Learning from Kanye and Kim

It will take a lot of money for anyone really trying to keep up with the Kardashians.

Ensuring democracy by securing elections

For the past two years, I have served as vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, helping lead the only bipartisan investigation into Russia’s attack on the 2016 election. Our goal in this investigation is not to re-litigate the 2016 ...

Changing the landscape

We were delighted with the unveiling and dedication this week of “Voices from the Garden: The Virginia Women’s Monument” in Capitol Square.

Dreadful in Texas

We are dismayed by news out of Fort Worth, Texas, that Atatiana Jefferson, a 28-year-old African-American woman babysitting her nephew in her own home, was shot and killed by a police officer as she stood near a window.

A free press

The Richmond Free Press joins publications across the nation this week in observing the 79th Annual National Newspaper Week.

RPS: A snapshot from the state

There were no surprises in the report released this week by the Virginia Department of Education. The report showed that fewer than half of Richmond’s public schools — 20 of the 44 schools — are fully accredited.

Your vote is your voice

Voting is your right and your power. And on Nov. 5, Virginia will hold elections for the 140 seats in the General Assembly.

Lesson learned? Let's hope

It is unfortunate that Selena Cuffee-Glenn, the city’s now former chief administrative officer, had to be cut loose from the City of Richmond. But we applaud Mayor Levar M. Stoney for making the right decision swiftly following the release of ...

Impeachment begins

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats, including U.S. Reps. A. Donald McEachin of Richmond, Robert C. “Bobby” Scott of Newport News, Abigail Spanberger of Henrico, and Elaine Luria of Norfolk, have finally called for impeachment proceedings to begin against ...

Truth and resolution

Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax wants his day in court.

Youth and climate change: A message for us all

We applaud the advocacy and activism of young people locally and across the country in their efforts to create change and a better world. Such an effort is taking place Friday, Sept. 20, when young people around the world are ...