Step aside

Richmond City Councilman Parker C. Agelasto no longer lives in the district that he represents. He has acknowledged that he moved out of the 5th District in July into a house on West Franklin Street in the city’s 1st District ...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Trump and his illusions

Overheard after President Trump blew off last Saturday’s planned visit to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial in France during the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I because it was raining:

To the future

We are buoyed and encouraged by Tuesday night’s election results — both in Virginia and across the nation.

Coliseum project

Our initial review of the plans to replace the Richmond Coliseum and renew a swath of Downtown has raised more questions than support for the $1.4 billion proposal initiated by Dominion Energy CEO Thomas F. “Tom” Farrell II and backed ...

Free Press Endorsements 2018

Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. And we believe there is no starker contrast or more clear choice for Virginia voters than in the race for U.S. Senate and in contests for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 4th ...

Kamras and the tipping point

There’s a tipping point for everything, where the small actions of a few propel the idea of urgent change to mass acceptance.

Don’t be intimidated

Thought for the week: If your vote is not important or doesn’t mean anything, then why are so many attempts made nationally to keep people of color from voting?

Fear, falsehoods and fake ‘invasion’

As midterm elections approach, which frightens you most: Fear of Latin American refugees marching in a “caravan” toward our southern border? Or loss of your medical coverage for pre-existing conditions?


We offer a hearty congratulations to Rodney A. Robinson, Virginia’s 2019 Teacher of the Year.

Good news

We call our readers’ attention to a well done report, “Witness to the killing,” published by the Washington Post on Wednesday that spotlights Richmond.

True colors

Shameful. That’s the best word to describe Monday’s action by Richmond City Council to roll over and play dead when it comes to the Confederate statues on Monument Avenue.

Reprobate on the U.S. Supreme Court

Well, America, we now have a Trump clone on the U.S. Supreme Court. In the closest vote since 1881, the U.S. Senate voted 50-48 last Saturday to confirm Brett M. Kavanaugh as a justice on to the nation’s highest court.

Opportunity time

It hasn’t been a week of good news for Richmond Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras and the Richmond School Board.

Objectification of the highest order

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has given us even more reasons to believe he is not fit to be seated on the nation’s highest court.