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.

Getting ready for Nov. 6

Elections have consequences. The chronic drama, turmoil and horrid decisions emanating from the Trump White House prove that the November 2016 election had dire consequences for this nation.

Marcus-David Peters

The death of a loved one is never easy. The death of a loved one at the hands of police certainly is devastating.

Disasters happen; preparation is key

We hope that Hurricane Florence will come and go quickly, and that damage to people and property will be minimal despite the National Weather Service’s predictions of a likely wallop by wind, rain and flooding.

An exceptional opportunity

We extend our hopes for a good year to the more than 153,000 students attending public schools in Metro Richmond, as well as to the parents and guardians who support them day in and day out.

Bad seed, bad fruit

We hope that Tuesday’s courtroom dramas in New York and Northern Virginia opened the eyes of those who blindly back President Trump and will push Republicans in Congress out of their tacit support for a fascist who is destroying our ...