• We reap what we sow

    So, guess what? I’m disappointed, along with the other 57 million people who voted for Mitt Romney. Even still, disappointment and failure is never an excuse for any of us to give up. From that first big slug in my gut after my husband was …

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  • Our status is quo

    Mitt Romney and Barack Obama were more gracious and eloquent after the election than during the long campaign. They each sent the right signals Tuesday night, but will anything change? The real news of the ’12 election is that the nation is more sharply divided …

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  • No, Virginia, this hyperpartisanship will not last forever

    “DEAR COLUMNIST: I am 13 years old and in the 8th grade. “Some of my friends say America will never be able to put back together after the highly divisive Presidential election and that due to hyperpartisanship people will never work together to solve our …

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  • Watch out for this dangerous mist

    Back around 1975, Dr. Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona, wrote a scientific paper proving that every time a toilet is flushed with the seat up, millions of tiny droplets of water containing germs, bacteria and tiny bits of whatever is being …

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  • What happens next in the state House

    Election night is just the beginning for those who will be elected to serve in the 89th General Assembly. Just days after the election, newly elected members will gather for the first time on the House floor to make some very important decisions that could …

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  • Football, ice and snow

    As we approached the last football game of the season, the final one that would determine if we made it to the playoffs, Coach reminded us that, above all, good sportsmanship was highest priority. He also informed us that snow was predicted and told us …

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  • At last: Veterans Day comes to TV

    TV is about to begin an annual event of honoring our nation’s veterans and — with some 900 World War II veterans dying each day — it can’t come a moment too soon. On Sunday at 7 p.m., PBS and Capital Concerts (the company responsible …

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  • Jeep: Another American brand being made overseas

    “China is one thing, but Italy?” “Ah, yes, you speak of the recent hullabaloo surrounding the Jeep brand.” “You got that right. I don’t want our prized American brands being made anywhere but America!” “Relax. Mitt Romney was playing footsie with the truth when he …

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  • Corporate copyright cartels

    Over the past couple of days, I’ve seen a lot of alarmism over Disney’s buyout of Lucasfilm. That’s to be expected, of course. As someone who hates large corporations, copyright and copyright-enabled corporate control of information, I sympathize — believe me. The fears of Star …

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  • Letter to the editor

    Hero among us Dear editor: Few people realize as they go through their daily routine that there are “Heroes Among Us.” We see them every day; they are our friends, neighbors and co-workers. Marlin Greenfield was a hero. He recently finished his “Tour of Duty” …

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  • Who will win the 2012 presidential election — and why

    Looking for the dead-solid skinny on the upcoming presidential election? You’ve come to the right place. As a public service, we’re going to tell you right here and now who wins this thing, and why. Mitt Romney will win because of Hurricane Sandy. Barack Obama …

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  • Add another break-up to the list

    Taylor, Taylor, Taylor. Can we talk? I think it’s time we take a break, like Ross and Rachel, and by “we” I mean you and the entire country music fan base. You had a good run straddling the fence between country and pop, with hits …

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