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  • American values under Obama

    American values under Obama
    Two columns ago, I passed on a series of political observations from the heartland. Today, a snapshot of American values and viewpoints a decade and a half into the "new" millennium. For my left-leaning readers, you have much to be pleased about as...
  • Health-care superusers overload hospital ERs

    Health-care superusers overload hospital ERs
    Ten years ago, Alvin Bolster was told his heart disease was so advanced, he only had three months to live. The doctors were wrong. His heart was in terrible shape, but the 77-year-old former engineer stabilized and even wrote a series of columns for...
  • Obamacare, deficit approach differentiate Warner, Gillespie

    The race for the Senate pits a governor-turned-senator who prides himself on his willingness to work across party lines against a former head of the Republican National Committee who says it's time to break Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's grip. Sen....
  • Veterans' OASIS: A Refuge And A Resource For Vets On Campus

    Veterans' OASIS: A Refuge And A Resource For Vets On Campus
    FARMINGTON — When Michael McMinn got out of the Marine Corps after four years and two deployments, he wanted nothing to do with the military. Two friends from his platoon had committed suicide, and the military seemed like too much of a reminder....
  • VA secretary misses the point in defense of his agency

    VA secretary misses the point in defense of his agency
    Secretary Robert McDonald of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs defends his department against critics by reciting the VA's proud history of care to veterans and technological innovation ("VA is critical to medicine and vets," October 23). But Mr....
  • Tech council bases report for VA improvements on visits to Hampton, Richmond facilities

    Tech council bases report for VA improvements on visits to Hampton, Richmond facilities
    A group of Virginia technology businesses delivered a report to the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald that includes 39 recommendations for improving scheduling and work-flow issues that have resulted in long wait times at VA facilities...
  • Veterans encouraged to tap into benefits, services

    It's been 45 years since Bob's deployment in the Vietnam War. He didn't fight the Viet Cong, but served instead as an Army mechanic in Thailand, working on trucks that patrolled the perimeter of the U. S. Army installation at Camp Samea Sam. In the...
  • Hobbled VA caregiver program dims chance of expansion

    For older generations of spouses, mothers and other family caregivers of severely disabled veterans, the startling feature of the Family Caregiver Program that Congress enacted in 2010 was its exclusivity. The unprecedented package of caregiver benefits...
  • Hopkins study: Feds are whiter, richer, more liberal than most Americans

    Hopkins study: Feds are whiter, richer, more liberal than most Americans
    The workers who staff the federal government in Washington are whiter, richer, more educated and more liberal than the rest of the country, according to two political scientists at Johns Hopkins University —who warn of the potential for a...
  • Franchot for comptroller

    Franchot for comptroller
    No matter who wins the governor's race, one thing is clear: The state will run better if it has a comptroller with the ability and willingness to exercise independent judgment and the stature to act as a real check on one of the most powerful state...
  • Slim chance to stop higher prescription co-pays

    When Congress reconvenes Nov. 12, opponents of billions of dollars in military compensation "reforms" sought by President Obama and the Joint Chiefs of Staff will have one final and narrow opportunity to derail the plans. Three significant compensation...