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Even some of his supporters doubt he can win. But, if there is one thing about the presumed Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump, it’s that he has bad habit, very annoying to political writers like myself, of defying the predictions.
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The public’s interest in drug abuse waxes and wanes. In the 1990s it was crack cocaine. Something had to be done. Then it was resurgence in LSD use and then it was crystal meth and PCP. But, one class of drugs, which has been around since the 19th century, not only seems to have become more lethal but also far more pervasive.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 June 2016 11:12
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It exists mostly in theory and the realm of complicated mathematical equations. But, scientists know it’s there. It’s called “dark matter” and it makes up a substantial part of our universe. Politics, of course, isn’t physics, but in the theater of American elections there is a sort of dark matter as well. We can’t always trace its source, sometimes it’s completely hidden, but on occasion, it’s more evident than we would like to believe. And this year, the dark matter of American politics isn’t hard to find at all.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 June 2016 13:01
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When it comes to selecting our members of Congress in Virginia there isn’t that much representative democracy involved. There are rarely any hotly contested races come November. That’s because the process of drawing the district lines is one of the most lopsidedly gerrymandered systems in the nation.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 10:39
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Memorial Day, with its cookouts, ball games and summer sales, is just past. While there is nothing wrong with those things, Memorial Day calls for a deeper reflection on the sacrifices many Americans have made to preserve our freedom. For that kind of experience, I recommend a visit to one of America’s national cemeteries.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 11:53
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When is a criminal’s debt to society officially paid in full? It’s a good question. About, twenty five years ago. I am not sure which election it was, but I was the Democratic poll worker and very nice gentleman was the Republican poll worker.