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Finally, a factually accurate and honest piece on this difficult topic. Women have made enormous advances toward achievement of individual freedom since 1973, and I fear that for many people, the attack on abortion is part of an attempt to roll back that progress so that the traditional mal…

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Great column. This is the view of the emerging new America, and it's a great view. The ideals of our country are being realized, slowly, year by year.

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Very well said. The vast majority of American children are educated in public schools, and so the future of our communities and nation depend on their success, and so we need to support them whether we have children attending at the moment or not. I suppose the most shocking think to me is…

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It is August 18, 1920, all over again. It will probably come down to one state legislator who puts the entire nation over the top. Who will join Senator Vogel as one of the heroes of this moment? As the song from "Hamilton" says, "history has its eyes on you."

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So depressing. Virginia has not made a right move on civil rights since Jefferson penned the Declaration, "We hold these truths ...". After that, Virginia defended slavery, opposed women getting the vote, opposed de-segregation, opposed inter-racial marriage, and opposed all the…

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Well done Senator Vogel.

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Virginia did not ratify the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, until 1952, thirty-two years after it had already became the law of the land via ratification by three-fourths of the states. Same as it ever was.

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Senator Vogel's vote was a profile in courage. She supported an important budget while enabling 400,000 poor and working folks get access to a doctor and medical treatment, all while boosting the state's economy. Well done.