Prince, Musicians Die, but Never the Music ... Prince Rogers Nelson is gone but will be forever remembered by his music. We are always struck hard when an icon suddenly departs from this life. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Getting to the Point ... Food writer Michael Pollan once jammed the essence of his work into seven words: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” (See Page 9, April 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
The Federal Government Can’t Replicate Private Drug Development ... Cancer mortality is at an all-time low. That's the good news. The bad news is that cancer still kills one in five Americans. We want better cancer treatments -- and cures -- for our loved ones and ourselves. (See Page 9, April 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
An Italian Field Marshal, A New York Real Estate Magnate, and the US President ... Pop Quiz: What do Giulio Douhet, Donald Trump and Barack Obama have in common? Answer: they all believe in strategic bombing. (See Page 9, April 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
A New Dangerous Great Game ... In 1904, after the long British struggle to control Afghanistan, and the Russian Empire’s efforts to expand into Central Asia (and take control from the British), a British geographer, Halford MacKinder, published a paper suggesting that he who controlled the heartland of Asia would control Asia itself, and by extension, the world. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
RFA Says Keep the Cobia Fishery Open ... The latest victim to the 2005 Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) reauthorization is the recreational cobia fishery along the eastern seaboard. (See Page 9, April 21, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
One Way to Celebrate Earth Day: Conduct a Spring Energy Tune Up ... Across the Commonwealth, Virginians are reveling in the arrival of spring and participating in Earth Day festivities.. (See Page 9, April 21, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Most Racism Is Mundane ... This spring, the University of Wisconsin- Madison campus has been the site of several heinous acts of racism: An Asian student was spat on and a black student received a note with obscenities and racial slurs slipped under her door. (See Page 9, April 21, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Football Great Will Smith and Mental Illness in America ... The alleged shooting death of New Orleans football great Will Smith by Cardell Hayes is tragic. At this point we have not heard all that happened with a car accident that turned into Hayes shooting Smith six times and also Smith's wife. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Democrats Miss a Chance to Flip an Open Virginia Swing Seat ... Virginia's filing deadline closed late last week, but because the state had to spend some time verifying signatures, only now do we have official lists of candidates running for office. (See Page 7, April 14, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
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Speaking Truth to Power ... Imagine your job requires a license of some sort. But, because of a criminal investigation, your license has been suspended. Your boss says you’ll be allowed to remain in your position, pending the investigation’s results. (See Page 7, April 14, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Half image smallThere’s Too Much Secrecy in Government ... We have a secrecy problem. This may seem odd to say during an era in which the most intimate details of individuals' lives are on display. Yet government is moving behind closed doors, and this is definitely the wrong direction. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Choose Life - It’s a Brief Experience ... Life is an opportunity to spend a brief period of time in this world. During this minimal space of time we are fortunate to enjoy what most others cannot do. (See Page 9, April 7, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
A Not So Foolish Consistency? ... The Nuclear Summit concluded last week, with the usual speeches about the dangers of nuclear terrorism and the need to eliminate nuclear weapons. But, a couple of things were missing. (See Page 9, April 7, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Terrorism, Breast Cancer, and Existential Threats ... The President suggested, after the Islamic terrorist attacks in Brussels, that terrorism isn’t an ‘existential threat’ to the US and that we must remain calm. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Eating in the Dark ... I’m sick of writing about labeling genetically engineered foods. I’m sick of it because there’s really one thing to say, and I’ve said it before: Americans have a right to know how their food is produced. Period. (See Page 9, March 31, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
The Humpty Dumpty Party ... Is Donald Trump’s presidential bid terrifying you? Try to relax. The bullying billionaire probably can’t make it to the White House. (See Page 9, March 31, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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