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This Day in Virginia History: 1831 Observations on Solar Phenomena

On August 20, 1831, Benjamin Hallowell composed a letter to be published later by the Alexandrian Gazette on his observances of solar phenomena. Whew, I...

Remembering The Jewish Holocaust and The Endgame of Populist Nationalism

If we don't remember why the past happened, we will most assuredly fall back into the ways of the past -- and we all know how that story ends. 

This Day in Virginia History: Black Market Corn

On September 4, 1623 Governor Francis Wyatt issued a proclamation prohibiting private trade with Indians in Virginia.

Is Trump’s Nomination For Nobel Peace Prize Too Soon?

Although President Donald Trump has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work getting North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to the table in Singapore, in actuality, the road to peace is far, far away.

LINGAMFELTER: I’m a Dreamer, Too…

Scott Lingamfelter dreams about a lot of things.
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Port of Virginia Container Volume Booming In March

After two months of flat numbers, the Port of Virginia's volume was booming in the month of March as container volume reached near-record numbers.
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Supreme Court Rules Strikes Down Warrantless Phone Location Gathering

Supreme Court rules that cellphone location data is protected under the Fourth Amendment. Law enforcement officers now need a warrant to gather.

This Day in Virginia History: Nat Turner’s Rebellion

On August 21, 1831, Nat Turner and a group of other slaves rebelled against their slave owners and killed nearly 60 people while freeing fellow slaves in Southampton County, Virginia.

This Day in Virginia History: Nativism in 1852

On August 16, 1852, an article defending future president Franklin Pierce against charges of anti-Catholic sentiment ran in the Lynchburg Daily Virginian.
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Trump Holds On Russian Sanctions Announced By UN Ambassador Haley

After UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced new sanctions on Russia after the alleged chemical attack in Syria by Assad, President Trump is holding off.
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