| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:49 PM
There is a forgotten contest in this year's U.S. midterm elections. Actually, there are 435 of them: the races for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Thanks to shifting population patterns and redistricting, the Republicans start with an...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The wall-builders are winning.
In an age in which advances in technology, communications and transportation have dramatically shrunk the distance between cultures and countries, in a nation that became a global superpower by assuming a leadership role...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Elections have consequences, and those consequences are most acutely felt, it seems, in closely contested elections.
In at least four hot races across the nation, Republican candidates have adopted a new approach to birth control: It should be available...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:17 PM
In 2002, my aircraft carrier battle group was conducting retaliatory strikes against Afghanistan when I was directed to move into the Persian Gulf and begin precursor combat operations against Iraq. While meeting with the fleet commander, I told him we...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 11:13 AM
A state commission decided unanimously Thursday to confirm the appointment of Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar to the California Supreme Court, paving the way for Gov. Jerry Brown’s second high-court nominee this term to take the...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, nominated by Gov. Jerry Brown for a seat on the California Supreme Court, sailed through his confirmation hearing Thursday after a state bar evaluating panel gave him its highest rating.
| Sep 22, 2014
A new study published last week should act as a conversation starter about drilling for oil and gas off the Atlantic coast. The U.S. Department of Interior is considering offering lease sales off the Atlantic seaboard for oil and gas production in 2018....
| Aug 25, 2014
| 11:02 PM
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto kicked off a two-day tour of California with a speech to Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles on Monday in which he pledged to make life better for his countrymen living on both sides of the border.
| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:31 AM
The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that running back Adrian Peterson will fully participate in this week's practices and meetings and is expected to play in New Orleans.
Peterson was deactivated by the Vikings for this past Sunday's game on Friday...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 4:38 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Constitutional law professors Jonathan Turley and John Yoo on Monday offered sharply different opinions on the appropriate use of presidential war power at a forum on the campus of Christopher Newport University.
The pair debated in...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:08 PM
An extreme makeover may be coming to a homely and harried stretch of A1A.
The not-so-scenic span of Ocean Drive from Sheridan Street to Hollywood Boulevard would be transformed into a prettier three-lane roadway with generous bike lanes, wide walkways...