Opinion: Benjamin Netanyahu is a strong American ally, but he may not be reelected

Israel is America’s strongest ally in the Middle East. However, will the relationship between the two countries stand the test of this year’s election for Israeli Prime Minister? President Donald Trump strongly hopes that incumbent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will win the election against the coalition of Benjamin Gantz and Yair Lapid. Anyone else who wants to see peace […]

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Opinion: The pope and other Catholic leaders must aid and help victims of abuse

In the past seven decades, more than 3,600 children, most under the age of 13, were sexually abused by Catholic clergy members, according to a study commissioned by the Roman Catholic Church Bishop’s conference. In June of 2017, Cardinal George Pell was convicted of abusing two choir boys in 1996. Pell was the highest-ranking Catholic in Australia and was previously […]

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Life with Logan: Mr. Gil and the power of positivity

Our companionships often determine our personalities.  When I interact with negative people, I usually replicate their disposition. Likewise, I’m much more optimistic when I socialize with positive people. That’s why whenever my family shopped at Walmart on Old Forrest Road in Lynchburg, Virginia, we always kept our eyes out for Gil Puzon, a dedicated cashier who embodied positivity better than […]

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Column: Reels with Ryan

With no host and temporary reports that certain category announcements would go untelevised, there was plenty of speculation how this year’s Oscars would go, but surprises and a few genuine moments made the 91st Academy Awards a success. It began with a live performance by Queen — who has been involved in this year’s awards season thanks to the biopic […]

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Column: Life with Logan

Hymns pierce the soul better than contemporary music. My church, a congregation of about 70, balances modern praise and worship with traditional hymns. This genre mix provides stability in our diverse congregation, many of them senior citizens who deeply appreciate the “old-fashioned” music. Unlike contemporary music, hymns focus on powerful, doctrinally-driven lyrics. There’s nothing wrong with contemporary tracks, but I […]

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Opinion: The NBA must change its draft eligibility rules

When Zion Williamson’s defective shoe ripped open 36-seconds into Duke’s rivalry game against North Carolina, all eyes turned to the National Basketball Association to see if they will finally rip up their defective one-and-done rule. By forcing teenagers to attend college for a year and play for a university that monopolizes off their free labor, the NBA has jeopardized the […]

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Opinion: The national emergency could lead to broad unilateral executive power

For the 60th time in American history, a president has invoked his power to declare a national emergency and make unilateral governmental decisions. But this time is distinctly different from all previous national emergencies. On Feb. 15, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to finish construction of a border wall on America’s southern border. By doing so, President Trump […]

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Opinion: Like the first New Deal, the Green New Deal defies American capitalism

When Franklin Roosevelt introduced The New Deal in 1933, it brought economic reform and created jobs that combatted the Great Depression. Eighty-six years later, on Feb. 7, 2019, freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey introduced their new resolution “The Green New Deal,” modeled after the New Deal.  Unlike the New Deal, this new document functions more as a […]

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Column: Everything Emma

 We’d found a fabulous picnic basket at Goodwill a few days prior, and when the weather allowed, we shared a picnic in Peaks View Park. Our spread was simple — peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, bananas and pretzels.  Without me knowing, my then-boyfriend Josiah slipped a pint-sized spice cake into the basket, complete with homemade frosting.  Our first summer of […]

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