| Jan 31, 2012
| 7:32 AM
U.S. Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner, both Virginia Democrats, again asked the Obama administration to open the state’s coast to oil and natural gas exploration.
In a letter Friday to Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar, the pair said that...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 7:46 AM
Virginia's congressional delegation voted along party lines Wednesday on whether to open Alaskan waters to offshore drilling.
The state's eight Republicans, including Reps. Rob Wittman, Scott Rigell and Randy Forbes, voted in favor of the bill. The three...
| Jun 28, 2011
Can profanity help your career? What about raising your voice or slamming down your phone? Most of us do our best to fit in at the office and keep our emotions in check, but could swearing, getting angry and making a scene actually help you keep your job,...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 10:59 AM
U.S. Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner, both Virginia Democrats, introduced legislation to compel the federal government to open Virginia’s coast to oil and natural gas exploration.
In a joint statement issued Wednesday, the senators said the United...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 9:30 AM
I was pleased to learn that President Obama's new deficit plan includes ending $41 billion in subsidies to Big Oil ("Federal workers groups, contractors opposed Obama debt plan," Sept. 19). This is good news for America and good news for Maryland...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 3:00 AM
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City's strategy to spend millions on outside lawyers to avoid liability for lead paint poisoning its tenants suffered, and then to refuse to pay judgments in the cases it loses, is an utter disgrace. The fact that a...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 2:55 PM
It’s not exactly Occupy Wall Street, but…
Several organizations organized protests to coincide Gov. Bob McDonnell’s second annual energy conference in Richmond.
Members of the Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club walked outside the...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Union thugs have apparently killed the Twinkie.
Last month, Hostess Brands, the makers of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Sno Balls, Devil Dogs, Zingers and other varieties of diabetes in a box, announced its closure. In a statement, Hostess said a two-...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 5:00 PM
You can't blame Harry Shearer for feeling a twinge of regret just before the release of his latest satirical album of topical songs, "Can't Take a Hint."
"Pussy Riot and 'legitimate rape' in the news in the same week?" Shearer said, his eyes widening...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Whether it's drilling off shore for oil and natural gas, developing wind farms off the coast or a combination of the two, energy policy proposals from candidates of both parties seeking federal office could be a boon for Hampton Roads.
At first glance...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 9:00 AM
MARATHON — Retired truck driver Norm "Runaway Grandpa" Dille arrived at the old Seven Mile Bridge for his daily ritual. He walked about half a mile roundtrip before plunking down in a green plastic chair to gaze at nature's beauty and at Henry...