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Protests: A waste of time?

People are gathering in cities across the country – New York City, Washington, Berkeley – to protest decisions by grand juries in Missouri and Staten Island against bringing back indictments in cases in which cops were responsible for the deaths of unarmed petty-crime suspects.


Racial divide and be conquered

I read this post from the blog Gawker on a topic related to the racial tensions resulting from the inexplicable grand-jury actions in Missouri and New York that let a pair of cops who killed unarmed petty-crime suspects go free.


Talk Nation Radio: Stephen Nash on climate disruption in Virginia

Stephen Nash’s new book Virginia Climate Fever looks at the state of Virginia, and unless we radically change our ways it doesn’t look good.


UVA safety Quin Blanding named ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year

UVA freshman free safety Quin Blanding has been voted the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Rookie of the Year,as announced Tuesday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).


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Waynesboro Public Library December event schedule

December events at the Waynesboro Public Library.


David Swanson: There goes Virginia’s climate

A snowstorm is the ideal time to write about climate disruption, as it allows us to immediately set-aside the cartoonish claim that if any spot on earth isn’t warmer than it was yesterday then all is well. The following things we know:


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AAA: Wintry weather could impact Thanksgiving travel

AAA Mid-Atlantic urges holiday travelers to refrain from traveling if possible until the wintry weather completely passes and it is safe to travel again.


Washington and Lee publication wins three prestigious awards

Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review has announced the winner of its three major genre prizes for Volume 63.


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Tickets for Opening Day of 2015 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament on sale Friday

Ttickets for “Opening Day Presented By Food Lion” of the 2015 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament (Tuesday, March 10) will go on sale to the general public on Friday at 10 a.m.


Swannanoa: The mysterious mountaintop mansion, its little-known history

Airisun Wonderl will pull back the curtain of mystery that sometimes has hidden the magnificent marble Swannanoa that stands atop the line between Augusta and Nelson counties.


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UVA history professor explores origins of Nazi animus toward Jews

UVA professor Alon Confino is intrigued with the stories Nazis told themselves to justify mass extermination.


Expert on the Berlin Wall to speak at Bridgewater College

Dr. Hope M. Harrison, associate professor of history and international affairs at The George Washington University, will speak on “The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and German Historical Memory.”


Much hotter summers, loss of forests expected as Virginia climate heats up

Wide ranging climate change impacts throughout Virginia are detailed in a new book, Virginia Climate Fever, by journalist Stephen Nash.


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New shrub, vine ID book hits the market

The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) has published a new identification guide called “Common Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of Virginia.”


Tulane professor Jesmyn Ward to lecture in Race and Justice Series at W&L

Jesmyn Ward, the Paul and Debra Gibbons Professor of Creative Writing at Tulane University, will give a public talk at Washington and Lee University.


Born to run

I’d tell anybody who asked to do what I did. Run a couple of laps around the track. It will be hard at first, but you’ll find soon that we’re born to run, that it’s good for you, and that your time out running is the best thing there is for meditation ever invented.


David Swanson: We must always have war because magic

This advertisement for permanent war appeared in my local newspaper today. By pointing out this fact I am neither opposing working with religious groups that favor peace nor asserting that Martin Luther King Jr. was a warmonger.


Today’s African American: Still the minority?

Dr. Whitfield Scott explains why minorities still don’t have the same level of freedom in his new book, A Focus on the African American’s History of Enslavement, Contribution to the Growth of the Nation, and His Struggle to be Free.


Prominent Palestinian physician and peace activist to visit EMU

During a three-week war between the Israeli military and Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip, two tank shells crashed through the bedroom wall of a home where Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish lived with his family.


Augusta County’s past: Captured in remarkable photographs

Photographs will provide a peek at Augusta County’s past on Sunday, November 2, at a special presentation by the Augusta County Historical Society.


Ideas that can make Liberal America stronger

The imbalance in intensity in the political battle raging in America is largely due to the deficiency of moral and spiritual passion in Liberal America,