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Bob Lewis

Bob Lewis

Bob Lewis covered Virginia government and politics for 20 years for The Associated Press. Now retired from a public relations career at McGuireWoods, he is a columnist for the Virginia Mercury.

COMMENTARY

What happens when laws that suppress protests clash with our freedoms?

By: - July 18, 2022

This commentary originally appeared in the Virginia Mercury. Americans have always held, as a matter of faith, that if they don’t like something, at least they have the freedom to raise hell about it. At a minimum, it makes them feel better — like they’ve done something. There’s even the possibility that it might lead […]

COMMENTARY

Spare us your thoughts and prayers. Do your damn job.

By: - May 31, 2022

This commentary originally appeared in the Virginia Mercury. It’s an appallingly familiar plotline. Only the names and places change. Last week, it was Uvalde, Texas. Ten days earlier, it was Buffalo. Before that it was Boulder, or Sandy Hook, or Orlando, or Columbine. It was Virginia Beach and Virginia Tech. It goes this way: bloody […]