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by Rick Pullen GUEST COLUMNIST When the Virginia Supreme Court last year ordered state House and Senate districts redrawn to comply with a new law to rid the state of …

Augustus was pulling off coups long before Lisa Phelps came on the scene. Educated citizens will understand the reference. The chairman of Spotsylvania County’s school board, however, surely won’t. That …

Can freedom long survive in Spotsylvania County? This is something that voters - knowingly or not - are flowing to the polls to decide. That challenge was squarely before those …

Let me be straight - math and I never enjoyed an intimate relationship. Two tumbles with Algebra (once in high school and once in college), I learned, were enough for …

"It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty. Usurpation is then an easy attainment, …

In recent years, the cry for “nonpartisan” news has reached a fever pitch. Yet to careful observers of media, there is little to admire in nonpartisan journalism, especially in the …

Corruption’s closest ally is silence. And in Spotsylvania’s schools, silence is everywhere. The big-ticket items draw the headlines, and during my time at the Free Lance-Star and now as editor …

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