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  • Abolish West Point--and the other service academies, too

    Most Americans are familiar with the prestige that surrounds the United States military service academies. Various names and phrases, spoken like solemn incantations, attest to their sacrosanct status: the Point, the Long Gray Line, Annapolis, cadets. Their graduates constitute a who's who of American greatness, including Ulysses Grant, Jimmy Carter, novelist James Salter and sci-fi writer Robert Heinlein, to name only a few. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, in a 1962 address at West Point, typified the veneration that's usually heaped on the academies when he told the cadets that they were "the leaven which binds together the entire fabric of our national system of defense."
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Jan. 25 Blacksmith shop Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville, will host a blacksmith shop workday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can stop by the Kinder Farm Park Blacksmith Shop to watch the resident blacksmiths....

    Obama shuns South Carolina for, well, just about everywhere else

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama was so close to the South Carolina state line in 2012 that had his Secret Service agents been smart, they would have hopped over the border from Charlotte, N.C., and into Fort Mill, S.C., to buy the cheaper gas for the...

    U.Va. says goodbye to Max Valles and Tom O'Brien, welcomes new receivers

    U.Va. says goodbye to Max Valles and Tom O'Brien, welcomes new receivers
    Virginia's football program has had its fair share of impactful comings and goings in the past two days, but the departure of linebacker Max Valles qualifies as an unexpected change of heart. Valles, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound sophomore linebacker, decided...

    Tom O'Brien retiring to beach after distinguished 40-year coaching career

     Tom O'Brien retiring to beach after distinguished 40-year coaching career
    CHARLOTTESVILLE — Marine Capt. Tom O'Brien had two options in 1979: remain in the service and ship out to Okinawa, or become a full-time assistant football coach at the United States Naval Academy, his alma mater. "Took me about five seconds to...