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Unleash the hounds: Bob McDonnell, oppo research and Richmond

Bob McDonnell is about to pull two years of hard time in a federal prison for accepting loans and gifts from a political benefactor.


Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice, and freedom, everywhere

At the surface, the tensions over the failure of grand juries in Missouri and New York to indict cops who killed unarmed suspects in a pair of recent petty-crime cases have been directed at police.

Why do we still pay attention to Charles Barkley?

Charles Barkley is right in saying he isn’t Uncle Tom. Give credit to Uncle Tom for at least having some level of education, after all.


Remembering the Shenandoah Valley’s muley cows and cattle drives

The Middlebrook Library Station will host a free program called Muley Cows and Mutton Soup at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 16. Part of the Middlebrook Living History Series, the lecture will feature noted local historian Nancy Sorrells.

What’s in a dumb name? Leave Ashton and Mila alone already

The headlines are going crazy over the dumb name that Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis gave their baby girl. OK, so Wyatt Isabelle isn’t the prettiest name for what will presumably be a drop-dead gorgeous little girl once she grows out of the Winston Churchill phase that white babies go through.

Earth Talk: Ocean sprawl

We are all familiar by now with “urban sprawl”—the uncontrolled spread of urban development into areas beyond the city. But environmentalists warn that the next frontier in sprawl is ocean sprawl, where the proliferation of fishing, shipping, tourism, resource extraction, energy development, military exercises and other human activity has begun to call into question just how vast our oceans really are.

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Q&A with White House Press Secretary on Affordable Care Act

We found this interesting back-and-forth between White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and reporters at today’s press briefing on the Affordable Care Act worth sharing.