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  • A day to say thanks

    Editor's note: Each year at this time we choose to run our traditional column of thanks. There is something very American about gratitude. We aren't known for our humility. We are inclined to boast about who we are and what we've got. But we also are...
  • Spending bill is good news for Huntington Ingalls

    A compromise $1 trillion spending bill would provide some breathing room for Huntington Ingalls Industries, setting aside money for critical projects in Newport News and Pascagoula, Miss. It hits the defense-heavy economy of Hampton Roads in other ways...
  • Gardening: Meet winter's beautiful native holly and its beneficial butterfly

    Gardening: Meet winter's beautiful native holly and its beneficial butterfly
    Today, you meet the nice native yaupon holly and not-so-nice nandina – both red-berried beauties this time of the year. You also meet the beneficial Henry's Elfin butterfly. Information on these species comes courtesy of Helen Hamilton, author...
  • Early look at potential 2016 presidential candidates, as seen by the opposing party

     Early look at potential 2016 presidential candidates, as seen by the opposing party
    Americans must immediately turn their attention to the 2016 presidential election, because time is meaningless, two years is a mere 730 days and it's not like we have much else going on anyway. So focus in, people. This is important stuff. As we...
  • Why didn't the U.S. show up for Paris march?

    Why didn't the U.S. show up for Paris march?
    President Obama was the only major Western leader to skip the greatest anti-terror rally in history ("White House says it erred in not sending a higher-level official to Paris anti-terror march," Jan. 13). Mr. Obama remains unusually deferential and...
  • Obama's inexcusable snub of our oldest ally

    Obama's inexcusable snub of our oldest ally
    In Paris on Sunday, the United States really led from behind — so far behind that President Barack Obama and other important U.S. officials stayed stateside as 40 other world leaders joined about 1.5 million Frenchmen in a stirring riposte to...
  • Vanishing Mount Vernon Inn mirrored national roadside style

    In car trips along southern highways, I've become a seasoned road warrior when it comes to motels — even motels where my fellow travelers come to the free breakfast bar in pajamas and bare feet. I witnessed that during recent holiday travels. Such...
  • The American Monarchy: Will It Be King Jeb or Queen Hillary in 2016?

    The American Monarchy: Will It Be King Jeb or Queen Hillary in 2016?
    Get ready, because the coronation is coming. The first families of American politics are on a collision course, and one of them will be crowned in two years. As loyal subjects, we are watching it all happen in their realms. You don't need a crystal ball...
  • Treaty of Paris Center aims to fill gap in history

    Treaty of Paris Center aims to fill gap in history
    Mark Croatti flips open "The Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Presidency" and does not like what he sees. Nowhere does the book mention the presidents who came before George Washington, the ones who led the nation under the Articles of...
  • History's 'Sons of Liberty' foment the American Revolution

    History's 'Sons of Liberty' foment the American Revolution
    Long before the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, there was a group of radical young men who fomented rebellion against the British monarchy. They represented all tiers of society, from well-heeled lawyers to humble craftsmen. They met...
  • Governors may not have edge in 2016 presidential race

    Governors may not have edge in 2016 presidential race
    In 1947, U.S. historian Wilfred E. Binkley took stock of the 13 men who had been president since the end of the Civil War and reached a stark conclusion: Governorship was “a training school for successful presidents.” The seven ex-governors on...