Steve Stewart

Mayor got votes that Obama didn’t

Two schools of thought prevailed in analyzing Raystine Johnson-Ashburn’s election as Franklin mayor last spring. Read more  | 1 comment

The lonely common ground

University of Virginia political guru Larry Sabato plans to make his final presidential prediction on Monday. Read more  | 3 comments

All in on Route 460

Virginia’s jobs governor has doubled down on a pet transportation project, committing taxpayer dollars where private equity once was considered essential to its fruition. Read more  | 1 comment

A fresh voice for Franklin schools

The latest Scholastic Aptitude Test scores reinforce what we’ve said in this space before: A motivated kid with involved parents can get as good a ... Read more  | 9 comments