Editorials

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No doubt recent news about abortions will become a political football within days. It ought to be viewed as one of the great public health triumphs of the past few decades. Read more

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When disaster strikes, any one of us is often at our most vulnerable. That very well could have been the case early Thursday morning for Lori Clouse as she dozed off, unaware that her home had caught fire. Read more

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Whether the exquisite furniture in the Blue Room at the White House is genuine antiques or department-store reproductions is nowhere near as important as, say, the war in Afghanistan. And whether the wallpaper in the Red Room is refurbished or, at high cost, replaced has no effect on the nat… Read more

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There’s been a lot of talk about criminal justice reform on the national level as 2020 presidential campaigning is underway, but this has also been a long-running issue right here in the Valley. Read more

Viewpoint

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From the time I was a toddler, I wanted to be a writer. From drawing stories on napkins before I could read to coming up with wild tales as I played pretend, the world of writing and creation was always a part of my dreams. Read more

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Leaders create culture. It is a rather straightforward concept, yet it is also misunderstood. Regardless of the corporate values posted on the website and printed on the letterhead, the real culture of the company is delivered by the members of the agency who interact with the public, and cu… Read more

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This week marks the 232nd anniversary of our Constitution. By joint resolution in 1955, Congress proclaimed the week of Sept. 17-23 of each year to be “Constitution Week.” But to the extent that we observe Constitution Week at all, what is it, exactly, that we are celebrating? Read more

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When it comes to health care, Democrats are selling snake oil. Americans are grappling with rising medical costs. But if they fall for the phony solutions the left is offering, they’ll pay with exorbitant taxes and shorter lives. Read more

Quotables

“It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.”

Open Forums

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For two years, the Democratic Party has attempted to deny the results of the last presidential election, claiming that the Trump campaign won a phony election that was rigged under the direction of Vladimir Putin. But when the Democrat-backed Mueller Report found no evidence that the campaig… Read more

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For a number of years now, local citizens have urged our representatives at the local, state and federal levels to develop policies on climate change and the related issues of renewable energy and energy efficiency. The city of Harrisonburg has been relatively receptive; for example, it form… Read more

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