Commentary


Rashid: We Have to Choose Someone Who Can Win in November

STAFFORD-Qasim takes a look at the lieutenant governor's race and makes an argument for his chosen candidate.

Peaceful protest at Monument Ave
Ettinger: Respectability Is Not Enough. We Need More.

BLACKSBURG-President Biden wrapped up his first 100 days in office this past week, and many on the left have been celebrating this time with a collective sigh of relief.

A relative of a person who died of COVID-19 breaks down during cremation in Jammu, India, Sunday, April 25, 2021. India’s crematoriums and burial grounds are being overwhelmed by the devastating new surge of infections tearing through the populous country with terrifying speed, depleting the supply of life-saving oxygen to critical levels and leaving patients to die while waiting in line to see doctors. (AP Photo/ Channi Anand)
Rashid: To Defeat COVID-19, We Need a United International Effort

STAFFORD-India's current COVID-19 situation could easily affect the rest of the world. That's why we need to help, Qasim argues.

Rashid: Systemic Racism And Police Brutality Go Hand in Hand

STAFFORD-Police brutality is linked to systemic racism, Qasim says. In order to solve the problems, we have to address both.

Rashid: Everything You’ve Wanted to Ask About Ramadan

STAFFORD-With the holy month of Ramadan starting for Muslims around the world, Qasim answers questions about what exactly that means.

Marijuana legalization needs to be equitable, activists say
Ettinger: Questions From a Soon To Be First-Time Marijuana User

BLACKSBURG-The General Assembly didn't quite answer everything when they legalized marijuana. Eve Ettinger has some questions.

Rashid: What Qualities Do We Want in Our Next Governor?

STAFFORD-Who should be Virginia's next governor? Qasim lays out the case for his chosen candidate.