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For decades, Virginia has been caught in a vicious cycle: Gerrymandering has rendered many elections for the General Assembly little more than mere formalities. But reforming the state’s redistricting
Editorial: Wrong way
Republicans, who have suffered a string of defeats in recent elections, are now debating among themselves how to rebuild the party so it can win. Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes, meanwhile, seems to want t
Editorial: Worth the waving
Whenever a new university president, school superintendent, police chief or similar figure is named to an important post, there is a bit of a tendency to wave the pom-poms and cheer the commencement o
CDC report shows danger at Camp Lejeune
The horror of Camp Lejeune, already one of the worst cases of drinking water contamination in American history, continues to grow. So does the shame of the U.S. Marine Corps. Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a long-suspected link between toxic chemicals in drinking water at the base and an increased risk of birth defects and childhood cancer.
Hacker and Hathaway: Beware an unchecked president
In the face of congressional gridlock, President Barack Obama has started taking more and more matters into his own hands. In recent months, he has announced new gun control measures, put in place limited immigration reform and made fixes to the Affordable Care Act - all without Congress.
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Randy Forbes says the United States lacks leadership. Rich, coming from a congressman in one of the least productive legislative bodies in American history. In a speech at Regent University on Monday, the U.S. representative from Chesapeake said too many people argue over small concerns.
Unemployed need that extension
As ripe for mockery as it is, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's contention that extending unemployment benefits is a "disservice" to the people who receive them has apparently found some traction among lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Dec. 11 Letters: Honoring MLK, honoring Mandela
DailyPress.com / Wed, 11 Dec 2013 01:05:04 GMT
Missing the point
Our View: A better building for Lee High School
NewsLeader.com / Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:28:00 EDT
Originally built as John Lewis Junior High in 1967 and renovated in the 1982-83 to become the high school with a new auditorium, the North Coalter Street facility does not meet current educational needs.
Will your hospital be ‘in network’ under ACA?
The Affordable Care Act has been the subject of many news stories. Yet little attention has been given to this issue: Virginia, and other states such as New Hampshire and New York, will only have HMO plans available. This means that there will be no out-of-network health care coverage available. The PPO plan I currently have has out-of-network coverage, with a reasonable premium, to cover issues that may arise while I travel for work or for the times when out-of-network options are all that are available (e.g., testing, specialists)....