Staying Motivated In America ... Many Americans need more motivation. One of the greatest internal dynamics that any human can possess is motivation. Life is very difficult for many Americans because they have lost their motivation. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
School Choice Matters for Virginia Families ... In our country, we love to customize, whether it’s a new addition to the house or the colors and fonts surrounding our text messages. (See Page 7, January 12, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Our System Comes With No Guarantees ... There are a lot of dire predictions about our representative democracy out there. We're just past a presidential election campaign in which candidates complained about a rigged political system. (See Page 7, January 12, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?
ACLU-VA Opposes Anti-LGBT Privacy Bill ... The ACLU of Virginia strongly opposes House Bill 1612, proposed by Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Manassas). (See Page 7, January 12, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Region’s Small Business Champion Reflects on Four Years of Successes for Local Entrepreneurs ... The New Year is a time of reflection for us all. For me, and the 180 SBA offices, SCORE chapters; Business Development Centers and other SBA resources I oversee in SBA's Mid- Atlantic Region, this is an especially poignant time as I say goodbye to the many wonderful small business advocates and entrepreneurs I've met during my tenure as President Obama's appointee to lead business development here. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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Fish News Editorial: Helping VA Cobia Fishing ... ASMFC is considering managing cobia along with SAMFC. With SAMFC solely managing cobia, VA has basically no control over how cobia are managed. (See Page 2, January 5, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?
I’m Not Cheering the End of 2016 ... If you thought 2016 was bad, I have bad news: Buckle up. Hopefully 2017 won’t bring the deaths of more beloved celebrities, and I doubt we’ll see the killing of any more famous gorillas. (See Page 7, January 5, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?
The Administration’s Message: End the Jewish State ... Secretary of State Kerry asserts the US, and the Obama administration in particular, is Israel’s closest friend, while also informing the world that Israel can choose to be ‘either democratic or Jewish, but it can’t do both.’ (See Page 7, January 5, 2017 Edition) (Have a Comment?
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Draining the Swamp: A How-To Guide ... When Presidentelect Donald Trump talked about "draining the swamp,” it evoked the way Bernie Sanders talks about how the system is rigged. Many Americans believe — with good reason — that powerful corporate lobbyists, elites, and other moneyed interests control the levers of government. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Our Christmas Perspective Changes Throughout Life ... I was saddened when I saw the report of a group of little children hiding in a basement in Aleppo, Syria. Sadly this is where most of Aleppo's remaining children are located. (See Page 11, December 22, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Right and Wrong Ways to Address the Drug Cost Conundrum ... Americans are gearing up for higher health care costs in 2017. Average monthly insurance premiums for popular plans on Healthcare.gov, the major Obamacare exchange, are slated to rise by 25 percent. (See Page 11, December 22, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Why Fake News is Dangerous ... Franklin Roosevelt once said, "Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely." He was talking about why education matters in a representative democracy, but it's a safe bet that had he known about fake internet news, he'd have said the same thing. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Let’s End Civilian Control in the Pentagon ... Okay, not really. But, there’s been lots of talk about "military” vs. civilian control, with 3 retired officers (3 civilians) selected for senior positions in the Trump administration. (See Page 11, December 15, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Who Voted for Wall Street? ... During the campaign, Donald Trump said he wanted to fix our rigged economic system. And we can’t do that, he said, by counting on the people who rigged it in the first place. (See Page 11, December 15, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
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