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Climate change is not just a global threat. It’s also a local one.

In conversations with my colleagues about this issue, we all say the same thing: “How can smart people doubt climate change? It is happening right outside our back door!”
  • 4 hours ago
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‘Remain in Mexico’ may be returning, but Biden must not repeat history

If asylum seekers are again forced into camps, the U.S. owes them a modicum of humanity.

As the anti-Facebook frenzy accelerates, remember: The problem isn’t just a single platform

Regulation of social media ultimately is on us — the users.

Stop the false narrative about young children and covid. They need vaccines.

Data from the FDA refutes the false narrative that children are not at risk of covid-19.

Manchin warns that Biden’s agenda would create an ‘entitlement society.’ But his state leads the way.

By some measures, West Virginia is more reliant on the federal government than any other state.

Tesla and Elon Musk offer a case study in the billionaire tax’s complications

There are reasons the so-called wealth tax, tried in other countries, hasn’t lived up to expectations.

Before Rosa Parks, Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on a bus. She’s still on probation.

Colvin, 82, is headed to court in Montgomery, Ala., to petition for her record to be cleared.

I used to be an electric car skeptic. I’ve changed my mind — but I still didn’t buy one.

Like a lot of potential EV owners I'm stuck on a question: Where would I charge it?
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I used to run a police homicide unit. The rage behind so many of today’s murders feels new.

There's a rage in the air, exacerbated by the pandemic lockdown. Here's what you can do to dial down the anger level in society.
  • 2 days ago

Progressives, please back off Manchin. You’re only helping him with my fellow West Virginians.

There's a reason, in a 2018 Democratic race that I worked on, we declined Bernie Sanders's offer of support.
  • 2 days ago

There is no middle ground in the Mississippi abortion case. The court must overrule ‘Roe.’

Upholding the Mississippi law without overruling the court’s previous abortion cases would lack support in any legal source, send even more abortion cases to the court and curb the justices’ ability to overrule 'Roe' down the road.
  • 5 days ago

Why the supply chain crunch will continue into 2022

The problems are too deep-seated to be dented by a "90-day sprint." They'll last deep into 2022.
  • 5 days ago

I was fired from Netflix, but the fight against transphobia on screen and off will continue

Let this backlash against Netflix be a lesson.
  • 6 days ago
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Build Back Better is getting worse and worse

Democrats are at risk of producing legislation that is so compromised and slapdash that it would amount to a tragic missed opportunity.

Terry McAuliffe should not fan the flames of voter suspicion

Virginia's Democratic gubernatorial nominee would do well to avoid unprovable allegations.

Another avoidable police shooting underscores the need for changes in how police are trained

Police should change their training to better protect themselves and the citizens they are sworn to help — but also to save taxpayer money.

One person who might know what really happened in Wuhan

Peter Daszak should be asked to testify before Congress.
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Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin take it to the wire in Virginia

With the election in less than two weeks, Democrats are nervous, and perhaps with reason.

In nationalizing Virginia’s tight governor’s race, candidates and parties escalate a trend

The first reading of the nation’s politics, how nationalized themes play in Virginia will inform the politics of 2022 and beyond.

Virginia Democrats must beware the enthusiasm gap

A mission-accomplished mentality could prove fatal.
  • Oct 15

D.C. does not need a shooting range in Gallery Place — or anywhere

Gun violence has touched all corners of D.C. The prospect of still more gun owners streaming into D.C. carrying firearms so they can frequent a 'shooting gallery' is indeed a scary idea.
  • Oct 15
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