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  • If the U.S. Congress became a carmaker

    The Edsel was one of the biggest flops in the history of carmaking. Introduced with great fanfare by Ford in 1958, it had terrible sales and was junked after three years. But if Congress had been running Ford, the Edsel would still be on the market. That...
  • Where money talks

    WASHINGTON — Call it the revenge of the 1 percent. President Obama bested Mitt Romney by portraying his Republican opponent as a rich businessman who used offshore tax havens and ran enterprises into the ground without regard for working people....
  • Lost jobs, higher costs: Obamacare hits home

    Lost jobs, higher costs: Obamacare hits home
    On this Memorial Day weekend, as we remember with deepest gratitude the sacrifice of America's military heroes, we also offer our thoughts and prayers for the victims of the Oklahoma tragedy. I've dedicated a half-dozen columns to the single most...
  • A rally cry to tame spending

    A rally cry to tame spending
    "Even victors are by victories undone." -- John Dryden WASHINGTON -- Democrats not allergic to arithmetic must know the cost of their "fiscal cliff" victory. When they flinched from allowing all of George W. Bush's tax rates, especially those on...
  • Wrong answers for Newtown

    Wrong answers for Newtown
    The film "Casablanca" has many famous lines, but none more immortal than Capt. Renault's order after seeing a Nazi officer shot by Humphrey Bogart's character, Rick Blaine: "Round up the usual suspects." He issues that command to give the impression he'...
  • Hanna, Age 12, Guest Blogger

    Hanna, Age 12, Guest Blogger
    Hello! My name is Hanna. I live in Farmington and go to school in West Hartford at a great school called Renbrook. I am twelve years old and in seventh grade. For this year, my father lives in Washington, D.C. and works for Senator Rockefeller when he was...
  • Supremes waffle on marriage equality

    Over the last 40 years, I've been involved in a lot of political battles for a lot of different causes: workers' rights, women's rights, gay rights, environmental protection, anti-war, anti-nuclear power, anti-urban sprawl, animal rights, gun control,...
  • Senate hearing on digital platforms hears calls for new laws

     
    The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing on new video platforms....
  • Sen. Rockefeller says media is 'dumbed down' at FCC hearing

     
    Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) used a Senate Commerce Committee confirmation hearing for two new nominees to the Federal Communications Commission as a platform to do some media bashing. At the end of Wednesday's two-hour confirmation hearing for Democrat...
  • U.Va. center sees U.S. Senate Democrats vulnerable

    The fiercest political wars this year will likely be over control of the U.S. Senate, and the University of Virginia's Center for Poltics reckons there one Democratic-held seat -- the open seat of South Dakota's retiring Sen. Tom Johnson -- that's certain...
  • A landmark reconstruction redefined Williamsburg and the Peninsula

    A landmark reconstruction redefined Williamsburg and the Peninsula
    When the reconstructed Raleigh Tavern opened to the public on Friday, Sept. 16, 1932, it not only represented Colonial Williamsburg's first exhibition building but also a new identity for the old colonial capital and the rest of the surrounding region....