In fire’s aftermath, an outpouring of love
In fire's aftermath, an outpouring of love A few weeks ago, my family and I experienced one of the most dreaded tragedies families can face. Our home burned to the ground. It was a total loss. Thank God everyone, including our golden retriever, was OK....
Medicaid expansion? Look at the big picture
Medicaid continues to be in the news, and others have endorsed its expansion. Putting aside the fact that several studies have shown that surgical outcomes in this welfare program are actually worse than those without any insurance, there appear to be other serious flaws. I am not necessarily against the expansion, but feel that no one has looked at the long-term, unintended consequences. Primarily, I am concerned about funding....
IT MIGHT NOT be over yet. Go ahead. Check the extended forecast. There's a good chance you'll still find snow in it. We're closing in on the vernal equinox, but evidently Mother Nature is paying little attention to the calendar this year. Excuse me, Ms. Nature, but the polar vortex is starting to get in the way of things that demand less-messy weather. And it got on people's nerves a long time ago. Where are we? Boston?...
Carlson: North Carolina’s toxic deregulation
A dystopian nightmare is unfolding in North Carolina. It is what the whole country would look like if you were to marry David Koch to Ted Cruz, with a prenup by ALEC, the outside agitator also known as the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC is the group that writes regressive laws, saving right-wingers the trouble of having to do it themselves.
Thomas: Let them eat cake
In Arizona has come a test of the motto conservative Christians like to invoke: “Hate the sin, love the sinner.”
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My public high school wasn’t the best, but we did have an amazing history teacher. Mr. L, as we called him, brought our country’s story to life.
Letter to the Editor: School newspaper keeping readers informed
The Stonewall Jackson High School's "The General Gazette" staff sent me their January 2014 newsletter edition. I enjoyed it very much.
Michael Barone: Obama’s mistaken belief that others see world as he sees it
Solipsism. It's a fancy word that means that the self is the only existing reality and that the external world, including other people, are representations of one's own self and can have no independent existence. A person who follows this philosophy may believe that others see the world as he does and will behave as he would.
Kathleen Parker: Once upon a moonbeam
WASHINGTON -- In matters cultural, California has always been America's petri dish. Whatever happened in California usually infiltrated the rest of the country.
Seeing possibilities on Better Blocks
PilotOnline.com / Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Twice in Norfolk, projects planned with Dallas-based Team Better Block have provided a low-cost, temporary boost to neglected neighborhoods that helped them convert potential into investment. A third neighborhood, the vehicle-laden Sewells Point Road in Norview, may get a similar boost later this year. Bring it on.