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  • US, Cuba end historic talks with more questions than answers, no common vision of closer ties

    After a euphoric month that left Americans dreaming of holidays in Havana and Cubans imagining U.S. products at their corner stores, the first real effort at forging a new era was sobering: Much bitter disagreement still stands in the way of normal...
  • Obama turns a blind eye to Iran's new emerging empire

    While Iran's march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran's march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked. In Washington, that is. The Arabs have noticed. And the...
  • GOP should realize culture wars ignore middle class

    There they go again. Given control of Congress and the chance to frame an economic agenda for the middle class, the first thing Republicans do is tie themselves in knots over … abortion and rape. I'm not kidding. In a week when President Obama...
  • A conspicuous failure of U.S. foreign policy in Syria

    In 2011, the U.S. ambassador to Syria, a mild-mannered diplomat named Robert S. Ford, became the face of American support for the Arab Spring when he boldly visited opponents to the brutal regime of Bashar Assad in the northern city of Hama. In 2014,...
  • When Terrorists Attack Online, Is Cyber-Insurance Enough?

    The November attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment drew around-the-clock media attention, but far from Hollywood's studio lights is a growing legal debate in the starchy insurance industry about whether most cyber-policies cover such a breach. The U.S....
  • Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns

    Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns
    If you're wondering why issues favored by a majority of Americans such as raising the minimum wage, gun control and net neutrality get scarcely any attention in the halls of Congress, the Citizens United case is the reason. The Supreme Court's 2010...
  • The Republicans take over, sort of

    WASHINGTON -- With the Republicans now totally in charge of Congress, they have the chance to make good on their promise that things are going to change on Capitol Hill. But their opening moves suggest more of the same old same old. The new House's first...
  • Keystone Q&A: Debate is no longer limited to oil

    WASHINGTON Congress wasted no time this year getting back into the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline, despite last voting on approving the project in November. Now with firm control of the House and Senate, Republicans are eager to contrast their...
  • Our broken promise

    As home to some of the nation's most important military installations, Hampton Roads enjoys a reputation for being friendly to veterans. A great many local residents are active-duty members, served in the armed forces or are family members of those who...
  • Abolish West Point--and the other service academies, too

    Most Americans are familiar with the prestige that surrounds the United States military service academies. Various names and phrases, spoken like solemn incantations, attest to their sacrosanct status: the Point, the Long Gray Line, Annapolis, cadets....
  • Prosecutors Dismissive Of Rowland Claim Of Withheld Evidence

     Prosecutors Dismissive Of Rowland Claim Of Withheld Evidence
    Federal prosecutors produced more than 100 pages of grand jury transcripts, investigative reports and other document Saturday in an effort to discredit former Gov. John G. Rowland's claim that the government withheld evidence he could have used to...