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More than a dream: Honor the reality of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Martin Luther King Jr. that most of us know gave a speech about having a dream, then was assassinated in Memphis. There were actually five years in between the two, and what he did during that time needs to be remembered as much as his dream, probably more.

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Candidates, keep it clean! The exhausted majority is asking

In some ways, our anger towards each other reveals how much each of us cares about our country and its future. As we start the new year, let’s try new approaches to strengthen the norms of our democracy in 2022 and beyond. 

Alon Ben-Meir: Our democracy faces the gravest danger

On Jan. 6, Donald Trump was planning to hold a press conference during which he was expected to repeat lies for the hundredth time that the election in 2020 was stolen.

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COVID hospitalizations increasing with Omicron: How are vaccines holding up?

More than 2,600 people are hospitalized with COVID in Virginia today, still 16.4 percent off last January’s second-surge peak, but the number would be expected to rise with the continued spread of the Omicron variant.