STEVEN CHAPLIN

while Ms. Sut should attend required hearings, I don't blame her for seeking sanctuary in a church. (And I applaud the Church for offering her sanctuary.) She is trying to protect herself and her children. ICE should back off and allow her to attend her hearing remotely -- via Skype or Fa…

Ahh, yes. Our new, progressive Times-Dispatch. Fanning the flames of class envy. What other possible purpose for this article?


It is amazing that we live in a world where we need government approval for something like this. George Orwell, are you reading this?!?


“We continue to believe that much of the city’s financial issues are more the result of mismanagement than an insufficient stream of revenue.”

(but then)

“We applaud both for a reasoned and measured budget.”

. . . . Okay —which is it?!?

Stick to your guns, why don’t you!

Mr Williams - I assume the following is what you mean when you refer to the Lost Cause movement: (per Wikipedia) “the historical negationist ideology that holds that, despite losing the American Civil War, the cause of the Confederacy was a just and heroic one. The ideology endorses the sup…

“ . . . some African-Americans have rejected Christianity as the religion of the oppressor. Many have embraced Islam . . . .”

Muhammad, a slave owner and slave trader, captured slaves in battle. Muhammad had sex with his slaves and admonished his followers to do so as well. Thus, …

It is easy to second guess decisions made in the past. That said, had the City leaders in Charlottesville not tried to relocate the pro-monument protesters from the site of the Lee monument in August of 2017, perhaps none of that calamity and tragedy would have occurred, and none of the vit…

No, Mr. Williams. Virginia was not the “birthplace” of chattel slavery. Slavery in the colonies began up north. In 1641 the Massachusetts legalized slavery (followed, in 1650, by my home state —Connecticut).

And as for “[a] mea culpa is a poor substitute for a lost home,” you make i…

Demand #5: "Teach us enough science to recognize that man cannot control climate."

The 2013 report cited by Mr. Pitts was based on interviews rather than observations. Not particularly scientific if you asked me. (What father isn’t going to exaggerate his involvement with his children?! ) Per the 2013 report: “Interviews were voluntary; This report is mainly limited to t…