Fostering a new spirit

We revel in the new energy and spirit that artist Kehinde Wiley’s monumental sculpture, “Rumors of War,” ushers into Richmond.

Eyes on the prize

We find it interesting that the Richmond School Board, with all of its talk about the importance of equity and diversity, backed away from a school pairing plan when it approved new school attendance zones at its meeting this week.

Go Vikings!

We send a cheer up for Richmond’s Thomas Jefferson High School football team as the players head to the state 2A semifinals on Saturday, Dec. 7, against Stuarts Draft High School in Augusta County.

Happy Thanksgiving!

At this time of celebration, we give thanks for all of our blessings.

If they build it ...

When it comes to the costly Coliseum replacement and Downtown redevelopment plan, the Navy Hill District Corp. believes in the adage made famous by the 1989 drama-fantasy movie, “Field of Dreams.” That adage: “If you build it, they will come.”

Rep. McEachin: À votre santé

We send up positive thoughts for the good health of Congressman A. Donald McEachin, who has been sidetracked lately while undergoing surgeries in his battle with health issues.

Real role models

We all need role models. We’re not seeing many coming out of D.C. right now, with President Trump’s criminal foibles exposed even more with the public impeachment inquiry broadcasts that started Wednesday.

Election redux

If nothing else, last week’s elections showed us that change is coming.


The voters of Virginia have spoken. And we are jubilant about the message they sent through the ballot box on Tuesday — that they want a more progressive Virginia as envisioned by Democrats.

Free Press endorsements for 2019 Virginia elections

Tuesday, Nov. 5, is Election Day.

Learning from Kanye and Kim

It will take a lot of money for anyone really trying to keep up with the Kardashians.

Ensuring democracy by securing elections

For the past two years, I have served as vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, helping lead the only bipartisan investigation into Russia’s attack on the 2016 election. Our goal in this investigation is not to re-litigate the 2016 ...

Changing the landscape

We were delighted with the unveiling and dedication this week of “Voices from the Garden: The Virginia Women’s Monument” in Capitol Square.

Dreadful in Texas

We are dismayed by news out of Fort Worth, Texas, that Atatiana Jefferson, a 28-year-old African-American woman babysitting her nephew in her own home, was shot and killed by a police officer as she stood near a window.

A free press

The Richmond Free Press joins publications across the nation this week in observing the 79th Annual National Newspaper Week.