Saturday, as the U.S. Senate readied for its vote on the $739 billion economic package, Democrat Mark Warner was in his office. His Apple watch buzzed, signaling he had a call. The caller was Joe Biden. He wanted to thank Warner for helping rope in Krysten Sinema of Arizona.
This past Saturday afternoon, as the U.S. Senate readied to begin its 15-hour vote-a-rama on that sweeping, $739 billion economic package, Democrat Mark Warner was in his office at the Hart building. His Apple watch buzzed, signaling he had a call. It didn’t indicate from whom. That happens a lot.
Originally dubbed “Build Back Better,” this monster bill now goes by the “Inflation Reduction Act.” The text, however, shows that it does no such thing.
🎧 The hosts debate whether we are interpreting the Bible correctly, the existence of an afterlife and the effectiveness of prayer.
Virginia, a primary battleground during the Civil War, is now a conservative Christian legal outfit’s staging ground in the culture wars.
On Wednesday, favor-seeking business people, lobbyists and activists, having stroked checks for four and five figures to Glenn Youngkin’s political action committee, streamed in for up-close-and-personal time with a newbie governor eyeing another job: the presidency.
Co-hosted by Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Michael Paul Williams and Kelli Lemon, After the Monuments captures the zeitgeist of a nation struggling to move from symbolic to substantive change on racial issues.
Now is the time for Bristol, Virginia, to reach out with an apology and a thank you to those who have endured, and continue to endure what has been a very difficult situation.
They will write about it — the sports commentators and the sports historians — and the fans, or the older ones at least, will talk about it when they talk of summer and baseball. I’ll write about Vin Scully’s voice too, that honeyed tenor voice.
Of 14 governors elected in Virginia since 1969 - seven Democrats and seven Republicans - all but three plunged into or were caught up in the whirl of presidential politics.
No one stood taller at the intersection of sports and social justice than Bill Russell, the basketball legend who died Sunday at 88.
🎧 How do ethics fit into our decisions about where to shop and work?
Kansas Voters , Defend Abortion Rights. Kansas Voters , Defend Abortion Rights. 'People' reports that on Aug. 2, voters in Kansas said "no" to a referendum to the state constitution regarding abortion. . 'The Kansas City Star' reports that the referendum failed 61% to 39%. The voters in Kans…
Serving as the U.S. Representative for Virginia’s 9th Congressional District has meant putting a lot of miles on my car. Getting around the 29 jurisdictions in the district’s current boundaries as well as to Washington, D.C., requires frequent travel here and there.
In this episode, Kelli and Michael Paul are talking with Dr. Wes Bellamy again. Dr. Bellamy, former vice mayor of Charlottesville and former member of the Charlottesville City Council, recalls the events immediately before, during and after the deadly Unite the Right Rally in 2017.
In this episode, Kelli and Michael Paul are talking with Dr. Wes Bellamy again. Dr. Bellamy recalls the events in Charlottesville immediately before, during and after the deadly Unite the Right Rally in 2017.
Before his School Board pick was sworn in, Hanover County Supervisor Canova Peterson rallied to the defense of Johnny Redd.
Something wonderful happened to me recently. I spoke on the telephone to a human being at a credit card company. Well, not immediately. That would be too much to expect.
Let us turn to Merriam-Webster for clarification of a point recently made in this space that left a few of you vexed. A passage noted the right wing’s attempted takeover of state voting apparatuses. “Fascism is on our doorstep,” it said. It didn’t sit well with some on the right.
Our world changes and we change with it, as our knowledge, information and experience grow. Eventually, as we grow, and some wisdom develops, we realize that it’s much better to be effective than to be “right,” and to be happier and less stressed than to be “right.”
There is something unusual about the federal judiciary in Tennessee. It has 23 trial judges, but only three are women.
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As the country’s primary drug regulatory agency, the FDA should be seeking to bring clarity amid the chaos of current marijuana policy. Although it does not write laws, it has the scientific expertise to suggest a path forward and regulatory authority to help shape that path.
Jack Reid was from suburban Richmond. Jane Woods was from suburban Washington, D.C. Their views were as different as the regions they represented. Both were Republicans. The party was also a big tent, though one that was rapidly shrinking and lurching further to the right.