| Nov 26, 2014
| 3:33 PM
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...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 10:01 PM
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...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 11:34 AM
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...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 11:59 AM
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.
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:30 AM
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...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 10:17 AM
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.
| Nov 12, 2014
| 1:42 PM
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...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 3:55 PM
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...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:47 PM
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...