Poverty as a Challenge, Not a Problem

Poverty as a Challenge, Not a Problem

By Philip Newswanger   The war on poverty is a battlefield strewn with corpses. Liberals, progressives and conservatives have tackled the moral, ethical, economic and social consequences of poverty and have died a metaphorical death because of their insane yet...
Norfolk & Western Railroad Line Historic District

Norfolk & Western Railroad Line Historic District

By Phillip Newswanger Something is brewing on the other side of the tracks in Norfolk – and it’s not just beer. City officials have hatched a plan to transform an area of Norfolk marked by empty industrial buildings, barbed wire and railroad tracks. Railroad...
It’s Too Late

It’s Too Late

By Philip Newswanger It’s too late for Lawrence Faine, 72. It’s too late for David Latham, 35. Both men suffered from schizophrenia. Both men are dead, The die is cast. No amount of press conferences, mea culpas and admonishments by Norfolk’s elected officials – bad...
The Poverty Paradox

The Poverty Paradox

By Phillip Newswanger The dichotomy between the number of available of jobs and the 16 percent poverty rate in Norfolk staggers the imagination. In Norfolk, in April, there were 6,341 unemployed and yet there were 12,297 job openings, according to the Virginia...