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Remembering Nelson Mandela


This is a Time for Strict & Measured Sobriety

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Is this why Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize?

In December 2009 the world was treated to the unexpected news that President Barack Obama had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Among those most surprised was Obama himself. Not many sitting American presidents have won the award. In fact, Obama was only the third. Now, as Obama stumbles his way through a proposed military [...]

Wilder: March on Washington charged a nation

The March on Washington The Great March on Washington in 1963 is a seminal American event. It is considered important enough to be taught in elementary school history classrooms a half century later, and it continues to receive attention through the awarding of doctoral degrees to those who study it. There are scores of books [...]

La. lawmaker says ObamaCare opponents are motivated by race

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Growing pressure on Obama to get in front of latest scandals

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“Will GOP notice changing electorate?”

This November, Republicans lost a national election its rank and file had assumed for years they would win. They learned that expectations don’t win elections — votes do. And now they are left sitting in the wake of a second electoral defeat, trying to decide what to do next. More precisely, the GOP is trying [...]

WILDER: Advice to my fellow Democrats

In 1969, I ran for the Virginia state Senate as a Democrat. Not because any party grandees came to my door and begged — or even suggested — I throw my hat in the ring. I did it because I talked with my friends and neighbors in Richmond and across the state. We thought the time [...]

Race is a factor, but it doesn’t define us

The issue of race has come up in the 2012 presidential election, most recently by Sen. Louise Lucas of Portsmouth. She says Mitt Romney “is speaking to a segment of the population who does not like to see people other than a white man in the White House or any other elected position.” I know [...]

Wilder: Response to Racists Devolution

I personally reject any suggestion from anyone that the people of Virginia or our nation have retreated to the days of intolerance and discrimination of the past.  Yet, I am not naive enough to believe that there are some elements of that still at hand. I know Louise Lucas and helped her win her first [...]

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