| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Crusaders know they're nothing without something to crusade against. That's undoubtedly why hedge fund billionaire Peter G. Peterson keeps harping on the federal debt.
It's the same reason that army generals talk up the capabilities of national enemies,...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 1:54 PM
The Virginia High School League has reported a deficit of $240,000 for the past fiscal year, which ended June 30, but Executive Director Ken Tilley insisted the blame cannot be placed solely at the feet of its reclassification plan.
Tilley said this was...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:24 PM
As the Board of Education gave its blessing last week to Superintendent George Arlotto's $163.4 million capital budget request, officials said some projects in the budget may affect coming redistricting efforts in the Annapolis area.
| Sep 14, 2014
| 3:17 PM
It’s not often Virginia Tech’s players and coaches can look up at the scoreboard in Lane Stadium before the end of the first quarter is even done and find themselves trailing by 20 or more points.
When it has happened, it’s taken place...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Welcome back to “The Blitz Package,” your weekly destination for notable news, nuggets and intriguing Chicago Bears storylines. This week’s topic: the art of the comeback.
Face it, at some point Sunday night, you probably lost hope...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:55 PM
The rise of fact-checking websites, which aim to run the statements of politicians through the truth wringer, should be a positive development for the Republic. In theory.
The problem is that these outfits claim to be faultless arbiters of truth. That's...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 3:26 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — It’s hard to come back from a 21-point deficit without a little magic. Saturday afternoon at rainy Todd Stadium, Heritage summoned memories of Chris Davis and (for you old-timers) Franco Harris.
Aided by two plays that weren&...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:03 PM
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett — whose blitz of television commercials has done nothing to shield him from an angry electorate — may stand virtually no chance of fending off his Democratic rival Tom Wolf on election day, according to...
| Sep 12, 2014
Lehigh County Commissioner Vic Mazziotti chastised an absent county executive Thursday for littering his public budget presentation with partisan "cheap shots."
Mazziotti called attention to the dig — "Promises to reduce or freeze taxes are...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:27 PM
It's natural for a self-described "fact-checker" to circle the wagons when his fact-checking is called into question. So the defensive reaction of Dana Tims, the author of a "fact-check" about Social Security that we questioned earlier this week, is...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez on Thursday outlined how he plans to attack a projected $5.9 million budget shortfall next year: a new pension bond, refinancing old debt, new fees, 25 job cuts and a possible real estate tax hike.
The plan, which will be...