Commentary


Virginia State Sen. Jennifer McClellan at the 2019 Virginia Women's Summit
Ettinger: McClellan’s Criminal Reform Bill a ‘Good Step Forward’

BLACKSBURG-The bill from Sen. McClellan requires courts to allow evidence concerning a defendant's mental condition at the time of the offense.

Supporters of President Donald Trump surround the U.S. Capitol following a rally on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
Rashid: It’s Deja Vu as Republicans Reject the Recovery Plan

STAFFORD- When it comes to economic recovery plans, some things you can just count on. That includes Republicans rejecting it.

Offering a Helping Hand
Rashid: Adults Get to Work During a Crisis

STAFFORD-Why haven't the GOP joined in to help people during a crisis?

Let's All Try to Be Kind
Ettinger: Just a Reminder, Self-Care Won’t Save Us

This is a love letter to my students. This is a love letter to all the students out there on Zoom, multitasking at work while in class.

Working Through Mental Illness
Lewis: Do We Want To Meet Needs Or Just Talk About It?

I’m a mental health worker and I do discharge planning for folks being discharged from state psychiatric hospitals.

In this image from video, the final vote total of 57-43, to acquit former President Donald Trump of the impeachment charge, incitement of insurrection, in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)
Rashid: So, Where Do We Go From Here?

On February 13, the US Senate voted 57-43 that Donald Trump incited the deadly January 6 insurrection.

Let's All Try to Be Kind
Ettinger: Asking for What You Need Is Healthy

Asking for what you need is often the most challenging thing for people who experienced traumatic environments as a child.