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Imagine if you were required to shop for groceries in a particular store because of where you happened to live. What if folks living on one side of the Pearl River had to use a particular branch of Kroger’s, and not any other? Consider Eastover residents forced to shop in one store and those from Leftover at another. Such a system would be absurd, yet this is pretty much how the public education system is run in Mississippi.

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For millions of parents anxiously awaiting approval of a COVID vaccine for their 5-to-11-year-old children, the wait is over. Last week’s CDC approval of this tremendous scientific achievement for young children can make their families and communities safer and prevent additional disease and death. For schools — the only institutions where vaccine-ineligible people still congregate each day — it could return some approximation of pre-pandemic normalcy much sooner. Ultimately, however, those benefits don’t come from a vaccine approval, but from actual vaccinations. Resistance to getting shots in children’s arms likely won’t come from the parents who have anxiously awaited this vaccine approval, but from the vaccine-hesitant parents. Those parents are overwhelmingly Republicans.

Across America a radical ideology is taking hold. Critical race theory argues that the United States is founded on racial supremacy and oppression. 

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CHANTILLY, Va. — As the vote tally began racking up Tuesday night, Glenn Youngkin was clearly overperforming in key suburban areas, and conservatives were applauding his decision to lean into culture-war issues in the final months of the campaign. At the candidate’s victory party at a Marriott hotel in this leafy Loudoun County suburb, supporters waved a variety of pro-Youngkin signs, each representing a different voting bloc: business owners, farmers, veterans and Latinos. One stood out: Parents for Youngkin.