John Oliver’s new HBO show, Last Week Tonight, is quickly making a name for itself by offering a candid, intelligent take on many of the shocking issues facing our country. This Sunday was no different when he highlighted the plight of the translators we’ve left behind in Afghanistan. During the […]
On the major network national news, the talking heads were sharing with glee the recent precipitous drop in the price...
The 2014 elections are November 4 – and the stakes are high. Control of the United States Senate hangs in the balance....
With all the grizzly headlines about war and pestilence dominating the news these days, it is a genuine refreshment...
The Catholic Church took a tiny step forward this week, with a panel of bishops offering an interim report that carefully rationed a few tepid words of encouragement for gay people. Some LGBT activists, media, and scholars immediately hyperventilated, falsely billing the small tremor as “an earthquake.” Others jumped the […]Read more ›
The second independent report on the performance of Andrea Rossi’s low energy nuclear reactor was just released.Read more ›
I’m sorry, but to the extent Joe Biden actually meant to blame indigenous middle eastern cultures for ISIS, he’s just flat wrong. As I’ve been providing the markers for, in this series, there is only one progenitor for this terrorist cult, and it is The West. It is these savage […]Read more ›
The gay rights movement reached new heights this week with a cascade of new states offering marriage equality to same-sex couples.Read more ›
Each October we celebrate as National Arts and Humanities Month, building on decades of support to encourage a lifelong love of arts and humanities for all Americans. When I chaired the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee four years ago, increasing federal funding for the arts and the humanities was one […]Read more ›
All year long we have seen poll after poll saying the Virginia people want Medicaid expansion. And more importantly, many of them need the Medicaid expansion offered by the ACA. But where are we now? Governor McAuliffe has done all he could with a recalcitrant legislature. This past month, he […]Read more ›