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A wound that never heals

A six year old’s perspective on coming face-to-face with what it means to lose a son

I must have been six, or maybe just a little older, but I was with my Mom, Dad, and Grandmother, and we were visiting some dear friends of hers, the Whitakers. This was Goldsboro, North Carolina, and “visiting” on

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Choosing the GOP Candidates

This Saturday Virginia Republicans are going to meet in convention to select their candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General. The top of the ticket. That’s easy. It’s uncontested and Ken Cucinelli will be nominated and chosen to lead the Republicans in the fall.

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There is nothing packaged about E.W. Jackson

In 2012, E.W. Jackson ran for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate. He lost, but during his campaign he had the chance to meet Republicans all over the state. Jackson had a strong conservative message. Many have been impressed by his clarity, his intellect, and his commanding oratory.

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Lt. Gov. Susan Stimpson: Will it be her?

First, I need to offer a little truth in lending before I write this column.  I am a Democrat and I will not be participating in the Republican nomination process.  However, that doesn’t mean I’m not paying close attention.  

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If really want to know Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King is one of the most revered leaders of the 20th century. He was never elected to public office and never led an army, but his presence, force of character, and most of all, the compelling nature of his arguments, have given him a place amongst those who helped define who we are today. However, his memory has become so iconic, and so depersonalized that much of who he was doesn’t make it into the narrative. We

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Can we grow ourselves out of a deficit?

It’s something economists talk about in low whispers. Perhaps because they don’t think anyone would believe them. But, what’s getting their attention and prompting these hushed conversations is the prospect that our nation’s deficit may in just a few years, drop significantly, or better yet, all but disappear. Even with our anemic recovery there is a very real possibility that the United States, in just a few years, will grow itself

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