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  • Law firm in Hobby Lobby win is playing key role in religion cases

    Law firm in Hobby Lobby win is playing key role in religion cases
    The Supreme Court's controversial Hobby Lobby decision has thrust a once-little-known boutique law firm into the center of a growing conservative movement to make faith-based exemptions as potent a legal tool as free speech has been for liberals. The...
  • Poquoson residents get 10 percent discount on flood insurance

    Poquoson homeowners qualify for a 10 percent reduction on flood insurance since the Federal Emergency Management Agency upgraded the city's community rating. This amounts to an average savings of $93 on annual premiums, and a total savings of $303,776...
  • Misconceptions about American independence

    Misconceptions about American independence
    You learned in school about what happened in July 1776 and think you have a good handle on events surrounding American independence from Britain. Right? Well, if you think that was the day that America's independence was declared by the Continental...
  • To celebrate the 4th, think about we could tell the founders

    To celebrate the 4th, think about we could tell the founders
    Like many of you, I plan to barbecue to help celebrate Independence Day. That's what the Fourth of July is for most Americans, a party with family and friends, beer and barbecue, sweet corn at its best. And watermelon and fireflies at dusk, then the...
  • Obama stands firm on executive orders

    WASHINGTON -- This Independence Day weekend is marked not only by patriotic, flag-waving parades and fireworks. It also features a sharp declaration of independence from Congress by a president frustrated by the legislative headlock its Republican members...
  • Craft whiskeys: A cross-country tour

    Craft whiskeys: A cross-country tour
    It's retro, handmade, local, sustainable and pricey. Seems like a winning combination. And suddenly it is. Across the nation, entrepreneurs are jumping on the craft distillery wagon, joining small and large corporations in the fine art of whiskey-...
  • The long path to the Congressional Gold Medal

    The long path to the Congressional Gold Medal
    Pat Summitt may be on the way to receiving the Congressional Gold Medal, but Sally Ride has a way to go. Many are recommended for Congress' highest civilian honor, but only a handful receive it. Still, it's been awarded to a heart surgeon, a comedian,...
  • Cruiser cut plan raises carrier questions

    Congress and the Navy might have settled a debate over aircraft carriers, but they're still squabbling over the ships that serve as escorts. The fate of Navy cruisers, workhorses of the fleet that protect carriers on the open seas, has national and...
  • Learn from others to revive American exceptionalism

    As America is celebrating her 238th birthday today, our nation is faced with serious challenges both internationally and domestically. Just a few months ago, Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine. Today, Iraq is falling apart and exposing America to much...
  • The hapless hero of American independence [Commentary]

    The hapless hero of American independence [Commentary]
    The celebration of America's birthday rarely includes references to Thomas Paine, the author of the pre-Revolutionary War pamphlet "Common Sense." But Paine's role in the break with Great Britain was important, and his life has a way of reminding us...
  • Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards

    Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's re-drawn congressional map intentionally favors Republicans in violation of the anti-gerrymandering standards voters approved in 2010 and will have to be re-drawn, according to a ruling late Thursday from a Tallahassee judge....