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  • The cup's half full without groundwater regulation

    They're all patting themselves on the back in the state Capitol for finally achieving a water bond deal. And that's fine. It was a momentous act. But what really would be historic — and worth running self-congratulatory reelection ads about...
  • President Obama, choose your words carefully

    President Barack Obama, in the interview given last weekend to The New York Times' Thomas Friedman, provided illumination on his foreign policy thinking, at this moment of fraught drama in both Iraq and Ukraine, but the counsels concerning the two didn'...
  • Real cowboys don't summer on Martha's Vineyard

    For most people, summer is a treasured time to cool your heels in a cottage by a lake or in a hammock in the backyard. It's not so simple for politicians. For them, deciding when and where to vacation can be perilous. Repair to a beach on the East Coast...
  • Chicago's Thompson Center in sad state

    Chicago's Thompson Center in sad state
    If our buildings reflect us as truly as a mirror, as the architect Louis Sullivan once said, the image emanating from Chicago's run-down James R. Thompson Center speaks with painful honesty about the sad state of the state of Illinois. Our public...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown helps whip up a palatable water bond

    Gov. Jerry Brown helps whip up a palatable water bond
    Five years after producing a pork-bloated water bond proposal that failed the smell test, the Legislature has offered up a new serving that's lean and digestible. Credit mainly Gov. Jerry Brown, who had the right recipe: smaller portions, light on delta...
  • A Race Between Two Darth Vaders

    A Race Between Two Darth Vaders
    Take cover. The shelling in the race for governor began in the immediate aftermath of Republican Tom Foley's Tuesday primary win. Democratic incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Foley are in a contest to see which can make his opponent the most unpalatable...
  • McDonnell trial: Whose SUV is this?

    McDonnell trial: Whose SUV is this?
    Among the 21 pictures of Bob McDonnell driving Jonnie Williams' Ferrari that went into evidence during the governor's trial recently was this image, of the governor and the Ferrari and an SUV on the road. Pretty clearly, someone in that SUV is taking...
  • McDonnell made $129K lawyerin' during gubernatorial run

    We learned today, courtesy of disclosure and redirect in Gov. Bob McDonnell's trial, how much a former attorney general makes working, and I may be using that term loosely, for a law firm while running for governor. It was $129,000 in McDonnell's case,...
  • Did Los Alamos fire a researcher for questioning U.S. nuclear doctrine?

    Los Alamos may be a government laboratory with lots of classified secrets, but it also guarantees its researchers intellectual freedom on a par with that enjoyed by university professors. Political scientist James Doyle says that freedom was violated when...
  • More Virginia budget cuts coming; McAuliffe: "No one in this room should be shocked"

    Here's the nut of a speech Gov. Terry McAuliffe is giving members of the Virginia House appropriations and Senate finance committees right now, pasted from his prepared remarks. The underlines are the governor's. Total general fund revenues and...
  • Obama's other role: An uncommon scold

    Obama's other role: An uncommon scold
    Riots in Ferguson, Mo., draw President Barack Obama into a familiar, although unwritten, part of his job description: a blend of national healer and scold-in-chief. It's always risky for a president to get involved in local disputes. But everybody looks...