Perhaps I’m a cheapskate, but frugality runs in the family
Loaded down with 500 new "Forever" stamps, I giggled while leaving the post office. The rate increased 3 cents - to 49 cents - for a first-class letter in late January. By purchasing the stamps before the hike, I saved a whole $15! What's that? I spent $230 just to beat the deadline?
Krauthammer: The wages of weakness
Vladimir Putin is a lucky man. And he's got three more years of luck to come. He takes Crimea, and President Barack Obama says it's not in Russia's interest, not even strategically clever. Indeed, it's a sign of weakness.
Public money for private doors
Virginia's ethics laws have long been predicated on the notion that transparency, rather than any cap on money or gifts, is sufficient and proper. But state lawmakers, at least in the House of Delegates, aren't quite willing to let go of taxpayer subsidies that help fund their travel to conferences put on by special-interest groups that don't share an affinity for disclosure.
Dvorak: Ignoring sexual assault in the military
The examples are becoming too ridiculous to ignore, don't you think? On Thursday, the military's sexual assault morass was on display on both shores of the Potomac River.
General Assembly should do its job
Having failed to fulfill their primary obligation, Virginia lawmakers are poised to continue work on a new, two-year state budget for weeks - perhaps months - after the regular legislative session's scheduled end today.
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The major general "was visibly agitated about the long delay" at the airport, the witness said. "He appeared drunk and, in the public area, talked loudly about the importance of his position as commander of the only operational nuclear force in the world and that he saves the world from war every day."
March 8 Letters: Domestic violence, mental health services, climate change
DailyPress.com / Sat, 08 Mar 2014 01:33:50 GMT
Lives are at risk
Letter: McAuliffe, the hospitals and Medicaid
NewsLeader.com / Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:24:00 EDT
Medicaid expansion in Virginia has been a hot topic recently. Some find it ironic that Gov. Terry McAuliffe is speaking at hospitals throughout the commonwealth.
American Farm Bureau wants a clean Bay, too
American Farm Bureau wants a clean Bay, too This is in reference to the Feb. 19 editorial titled "A 21-buffoon salute." American Farm Bureau is a grass-roots organization. Policy is decided by its members, and I am a member. The editorial stated, "Attorneys general from 21 states have gotten in bed with the American Farm Bureau to try to derail the bay cleanup program." Then, "Those 21 state attorneys general can take their amicus curiae (friend of the court brief) and stick it where the sun doesn't shine, such as in a dead zone."...
THERE ARE LOTS of arguments for Virginia not signing on for the Medicaid expansion that would raise coverage to 133 percent of the poverty level, at which point the Affordable Care Act kicks in. None of those arguments come close to outweighing the good that comes from making health care available to as many as 400,000 Virginians. Whether aid comes through the Affordable Care Act or as part of the commercial insurance marketplace plan offered by the state Senate, this should be done....