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Gerrymandering alive and well in Virginia

Lately it’s not unusual for me to read newspaper headlines and walk away, shaking my head in dismay. ...

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The importance of clear thinking

I don’t know if it’s still taught in schools, but I think one of my most important high ...

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Suffolk and the Revolution: Part Three

Historian John Burk wrote: “Ruthless devastation attended the British."

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Suffolk and the Revolution — Part One

Suffolk and its surrounding country have been the setting for many important events that our history books often ...

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The colonists and the Nansemond Indians – 1609

When the English colonists representing the London Company arrived in Virginia in 1607, they expected to find gold ...

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Trading with the Nansemonds: 1608

In the summer of 1608, Capt. John Smith and a dozen fellow explorers sailed around the Chesapeake Bay, ...

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Will history repeat itself?

It’s interesting being a history buff, especially when I can remember some of the events that I later ...

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The Confederate flag, people and history

As the current controversy over the Confederate flag progresses, I, as a history buff, have concerns about where ...

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A Matter of Respect, Not of Freedom

A few weeks ago, we learned that Sony Pictures had been hacked and that much proprietary information had ...

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A few thoughts on happiness

Every year, from around Thanksgiving until Christmas, I notice the topic of happiness pops up in people’s conversations ...

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