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The Youngkin administration last week unveiled its policies for the treatment of transgender children in Virginia public schools that are unnecessarily cruel and potentially harmful as written but that ultimately may not change a thing in commonwealth classrooms. Virginia passed legislation in 2020 specifically designed to protect these children, which many school districts ignored without ...

Politics is a strange business but never more off putting than when the two parties accomplish something through compromise and cooperation — and then rush to take sole credit for it. Such behavior is incredibly short-sighted. When a partnership produces effective results, marginalizing the other side comes off as callow and crass. What’s more, it’s likely to make finding common ground in the ...

The mounting death toll on America’s streets and highways is a tragedy this nation should work more diligently to address. The numbers are staggering: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 42,915 people died in vehicle crashes last year, up 10.5% over 2020. That’s the largest annual percentage increase on record. It’s a clear warning that we must do better. Safer ...

As the Axis forces swept across Europe, putting the might of the German military on Britain’s doorstep, then-Princess Elizabeth did what millions of her peers did: She volunteered for service. At the age of 18 and after sparring over the issue with her parents — very relatable — the future British queen joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service, the women’s branch of the British Army. Trained ...

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II demonstrated the enduring glamour of Britain’s hereditary order. As recession looms, however, and the pound sinks to its lowest in nearly four decades, it is time to ask: Can the monarchy reform fast and radically enough to adapt to an age of social and econ…

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