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Bitter truths of the Confederacy

October 12, 2014 Executive Editor 138

The Civil War is over. The Confederacy lost and we’re better for it. I really shouldn’t have to say that in the year 2014, well over 150 years since the end of the Civil War. Though the guns may have fallen silent in the South, the arguments about the war and its legacy certainly have not.

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Voter ID law imposes obstacles

September 14, 2014 Executive Editor 0

This year at the polls, you can expect to be asked for ID, because Virginia’s new voter law is in effect. This legislation was enacted to prevent voter fraud. However, there is little evidence that proves voter fraud is an actual problem — voter impersonation is almost nonexistent. The new requirement may prevent the elderly, lower-income or minority populations from voter eligibility.