Patricia Hunt, The News Leader

Patricia Hunt

The News Leader

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Past articles by Patricia:

If we can't have it, we'll kill it — Republicans wreck the country in spite: Hunt

Republicans are even working overtime to prevent minorities from voting. → Read More

Criminal justice system should be last option if we want to solve a problem: Hunt

This is not some wild utopian idea. We have done it before. → Read More

Young people in a pandemic: We owe them some solutions, not a shoulder shrug

Despite endless commencement speeches exhorting them to be prepared for change, this wasn’t the change we were talking about. → Read More

Rather than enjoying a respite, we're working hard to reinvent our lives

The country we lived in is gone. We have little idea what the future holds. → Read More

We might not have experience with epidemics, but we're going to need to learn

This time of epidemic will not last forever, but the effects may linger, not only the financial effects but the experiences of hardship and generosity → Read More

Those unwilling to cope with change must pass the torch to those who will live with it

Are we so immature that we refuse to embrace change that might be inconvenient or expensive? → Read More

Let's remember Bert Carlson by joyfully keeping the music going

Carlson, a brilliant jazz guitarist who came to the Shenandoah Valley in 1999 after many years performing in the Washington, D.C, area, died Tuesday. → Read More

You can be annoyed, appalled, outraged, but remember to love your enemies, or else

My mother went her and said, “Doris, I don’t care if you have murdered someone. Tell me what you are so upset about.” → Read More

By going where we don't 'belong,' we learn about other people, push boundaries

We share this country, and right now we are not very good at sharing and understanding each other. → Read More

We shouldn't take our nation's orderly transfer of power for granted

We have never had a president who challenged the legitimacy of the president who followed him. → Read More

Believers reject that chaos and evil are more powerful than good, than love

What sets apart “people of faith” from people like Stephen Hawking is not so much what they believe as what they refuse to believe. → Read More

Examining why we believe is just as important as 'what'

A Western tradition influences most of us, whether we know it or not. → Read More

Without reading, is there any hope boys will grow into mature adults?

Boys are struggling. The school shooters are white boys. They are being recruited by white supremacist groups. Girls are doing better at every level. → Read More

Jared, Ivanka aren't high-rollers; they're under a mountain of debt

People in the know are focused on Kushner debt because of the potential for all sorts of corruption to get him out from under this burden. → Read More

Of all medical mysteries, what makes us who we are is the greatest

Of course, we need better care for the mentally ill, but we also need research. Lots of it. We do not know how to treat mental illness very successfully. → Read More

Why can't we talk about serious issues any more as Americans?

Democracy depends on informed, reasonable discussion. → Read More

We've bought a one-way fare to a place that no longer exists

People are capable of adjusting to a lot of change, but maybe there is a breaking point. → Read More

If Trump can get it done, evangelicals are aboard, no matter what

If they have to destroy all the norms and trample on the Constitution to save us from ourselves, they are willing to do it. → Read More

We too often equate winning with goodness, as Nasser case shows

How could a doctor who had the privilege of working with children who were competing at the highest levels in gymnastics be allowed to sexually molest and assault them for decades. → Read More

Lying for the boss can't be written off as part of the job

People lie for their bosses every single day. I was asked to lie once by the president of a college. → Read More