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What To Do About Public Housing As A Means Of Affordable Housing  

What To Do About Public Housing As A Means Of Affordable Housing  

By John L. Horton   “There but for the grace of God, go I.”  (Biblical Proverb) (John Bradford, 1510-1555)   The recent (Pilot) front-page headline, “Most of Norfolk’s public housing could be gone in a decade under new plan,” caught my interest. It reported that the three public housing communities (Tidewater Gardens, Calvert Square and

What Makes a City Great?

By Tom Robotham   Recently The Virginian-Pilot ran a story headlined, “Virginia Beach is the Greatest City in the Country, says a new survey.” The survey in question was conducted by WalletHub, a financial-information website—not exactly in the same league as the Pew Research Center, but ok: I’ll leave that alone for now.  There are

BOOK REVIEW: Open Heart by Elie Wiesel

By Rabbi Israel Zoberman Prolific author Ellie Wiesel’s book, which originally was published in France in 2011 and became a bestseller, is light only in size. Open Heart is a generous gift from a truly loving heart of the most distinguished representative of the generation of Holocaust survivors. Wiesel has risen from Auschwitz’s hell, which

Beyond the Partisan Divide

By Al Markowitz As our national crisis deepens, the long festering division of citizens along partisan lines has reached proportions not seen since the Civil War. In reality, this is a phony division cultivated to dis-empower citizen influence for the benefit of the ruling corporate oligarchy. We have been increasingly alienated from family and friends

A More Perfect Union

By Tom Robotham   We have a choice in this country. We can accept a politics that breeds division and conflict and cynicism… . But if we do, I can tell you that in the next election, we’ll be talking about some other distraction. And then another one. And then another one. And nothing will

Cape Charles Arts Toll Free

By Montague Gammon III Even if it’s true that there is no free lunch, there is a free ride for folks in South Hampton Roads who want to immerse themselves – or dabble their toes – in the cutting edge internationally regarded Art Soaked Weekends of Experimental Film Virginia in Cape Charles.   Two round