We are perplexed by the apparent decision of the House Appropriations Committee to not take up the well-intended “Andrew’s Law,” a measure that seeks to strengthen the penalty for a reckless driving offense that results in death or serious injury to a law enforcement officer, emergency medical services personnel, highway worker or firefighter.The bill is named after the late Virginia State Police Trooper Andrew Fox, a native of Tazewell, Va., who died as a result ...
Given the low esteem that most people hold toward the U.S. Congress, it’s hardly surprising that many Americans have come to expect unethical, shady and seedy shenanigans as the norm among a sizeable chunk of the members and staff of the chief lawmaking body of this nation.In fact, a recent Rasmussen poll found 60 percent of Americans believe most members of Congress are willing to sell their votes for cash or campaign contributions.
It’s Black History Month — a time for recognition of achievements and struggles and a time for hope when our country is no longer split by racial lines.There are roots that go back to the 1920s, when Carter G. Woodson, the son of former slaves, earned his doctorate from Harvard. He knew then that history books in that day virtually ignored black Americans. But Woodson forged ahead working to change the situation. He founded the Journal of Negro History in 1926 and launc...
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