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We will thank all our letter-writers for respecting our policy not to print election-related letters in the edition just prior to the Nov. 8 election — in other words, the Nov. 3 edition — as printed responses would be impossible before the following Tuesday’s election.

Clinton: A president’s character is the nation’s fateI’ve been around long enough to have voted in 12 previous presidential elections. So, out of curiosity, I just now scribbled out a spreadsheet to discover that I voted for the Democratic candidate six times, the Republican five times, and …

This year marks the centennial of the start of World War I — “the war to end all wars,” “the war to make the world safe for democracy.” Yet it is also arguably the world’s stupidest war (because it was so easily avoidable) and most catastrophic (in so many long-term consequences, even the ro…

Like many (perhaps most) native sons, F. Preston Pulliam left Rappahannock County at an early age to seek his fortune elsewhere. But Pres, who died on Sunday at the age of 92, never really left, for he kept returning, falling in love all over again and again with the beauty that is the land …

Exactly 100 years ago this summer commenced the war that was said to end all wars — what we now know as World War One and what is now universally acknowledged as a totally unnecessary catastrophe. It didn’t have to happen — this sleepwalking to self-destruction and the root cause of everythi…

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