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Editorial: Things to remember in the new year

Fast away the old year passes,

  Fa la la la la, la la la la

Hail the new, ye lads and lasses,

  Fa la la la la, la la la la.


That was fast. Suddenly 2018, somewhat sour in the national mood, is history. It went so quickly, it seems we only accomplished about a third of the goals on our lists. The old calendar is in the trash, 2019 is on the wall, and perhaps we can brighten up in the months ahead. And start a new list.

Nationally, here are three things we devoutly wish to occur:

1. A new budget. As our own Congressman Wittman has said repeatedly, continuing resolutions serve no masters except the political beings who thrive on creating and continuing disruption.

2. A genuine effort for the people in power, Democrats and Republicans, to reach across the aisle to try to bridge the great gulfs that seem to lie between them. As we noted last week, the criminal justice reform bill was a bipartisan measure. Our own Senator Warner has in in the past allied himself am...

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