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Kavanaugh and chaos

We are witnessing a magnitude of chaos and desperation rarely seen in Washington with the U.S. Senate hearings this week on President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.

Help available for stutterers

For the student who stutters, the beginning of the school year is a time fraught with anxiety and doubt.

Are ‘we part of the problem or the solution?’

Re: Letters to the Editor on Carver Elementary School story: None of us should use any avenue to tear one another down. Like the Bible states, “Whoever among us that thinks that they are without sin, cast the first stone!”

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.

Immigrants and politicizing grief

It’s not hard to imagine Mollie Tibbetts and Kate Steinle together in heaven, observing their lesser human brethren exploiting their deaths for political gain.

Virginia should ratify ERA

For women of color, inequity persists on two fronts — gender and race.

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 ...

White supremacists and the American way

Neo-Confederates returned to Richmond last Sunday to once again show their support for keeping the statues of their slave-owning, inhumane traitorous leaders on Monument Avenue.

Brazile brings experience to Howard U.

Howard University, just blocks from the White House and Capitol Hill, announced Monday the appointment of influential political strategist Donna Brazile, former chair of the Democratic National Committee and the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton in her 2016 presidential run, ...

Ready for driverless cars?

Shortly after the first automobile arrived in the small but grandly named village of Ohio City, Ohio, an old story goes, someone brought a second car to town — which soon collided with the first.

Omarosa and coming back home

Omarosa Manigault Newman is taking the media by storm and captivating the nation with the tell-all revelations in her book, “Unhinged,” which provides insights into the machinations of the most reckless, ruinous, racist and retrograde administration in the history of ...

Carver Elementary’s ‘enemies are internal’

Re Letter to the editor, “Carver Elementary’s success became ‘a target on its back,’ ” Free Press Aug. 9-11 edition: Like many others, I could not have been more disappointed in the behavior of teachers and administrators over the Standards ...

Homeless services should be under one roof

According to state statistics, there were 1,394 homeless students in Richmond Public Schools in 2016-17. Chesterfield County and Henrico County had 715 and 986 homeless students, respectively.

Finding the moral center

The media is now reporting on the debate among Democrats and activists about what the party should stand for and how it will win elections.

No dignity in pastors’ meeting with Trump

“Many of us have been indicted, arrested and our homes bombed, but when we stand before the Negro population at prayer meetings, we can repeat that it is an honor to face jail for a just cause.”