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  • July 7 Letters: Hobby Lobby, Obama's authority, Redskins

    Right to object The term contraceptive is the combining of two words, i.e., "contra" which has the meaning "against." The term, "ceptive," of course is short for the full-term conception — the merging of a male sperm with a female egg. Thus a...
  • CIA employee's disclosure push 'destroyed my entire career'

    CIA employee's disclosure push 'destroyed my entire career'
    His CIA career included assignments in Africa, Afghanistan and Iraq, but the most perilous posting for Jeffrey Scudder turned out to be a two-year stint in a sleepy office that looks after the agency's historical files. It was there that Scudder...
  • We expect better

    Virginia enjoys a well-earned reputation as a good-government state, but its image has taken some hits of late. January brought the indictment of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife for accepting gifts and loans from a campaign donor. And now, the...
  • An open road

    If there's a conclusion to be drawn from Virginia's experience on the U.S. 460 project it's that we should rethink how we use public-private partnerships for building roads. If neither auditors nor taxpayers can account for every penny spent, then...
  • Charter School Group Rocked By Two More Top-Level Departures

     Charter School Group Rocked By Two More Top-Level Departures
    HARTFORD — Two more top administrators have left a charter school management group in the aftermath of last weekend's resignation of its CEO, Michael Sharpe — who quit abruptly following disclosures in The Courant that he had never earned...
  • Subpoenas show grand jury underway in former Senator Puckett case

    Subpoenas show grand jury underway in former Senator Puckett case
    Federal investigators looking into the surprise resignation of a key state senator have pulled a year's worth of documents from the state's tobacco commission, where the senator was once expected to take a job. Subpoenas released Wednesday through the...
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  • 911 recordings shed light on shooting of neighbors by off-duty cop

    911 recordings shed light on shooting of neighbors by off-duty cop
    Authorities have released audio recordings of 911 calls that shed light on what happened in the moments before an off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot his 86-year-old neighbor and wounded the man's 91-year-old wife in April. The recordings...
  • 13 questions for the Illinois State Board of Elections

    13 questions for the Illinois State Board of Elections
    The members of the Illinois State Board of Elections are awfully thin-skinned about seeing their names in boldfaced type on this page. Too bad. These political appointees are paid $37,571 a year ($58,441 for the chairman), plus expenses, to administer the...
  • Elections board gives remap supporters leeway in ballot challenge

     Elections board gives remap supporters leeway in ballot challenge
    Amid criticism that it was undermining an effort to change how Illinois' political maps are drawn, the Illinois State Board of Elections on Tuesday gave more leeway to the bipartisan group trying to get the measure on the November ballot. The Yes for...
  • Illinois elections board is rushing to kill a people power amendment

    Illinois elections board is rushing to kill a people power amendment
    Illinois voters would love the chance to grab the once-a-decade job of redrawing legislative boundaries from the politicians who have abused that process. Year after year, in poll after poll, support for giving that power to the people has been...
  • Police raid over tweets leads to lawsuit against Peoria mayor

    Police raid over tweets leads to lawsuit against Peoria mayor
    PEORIA—When Jon Daniel created a Twitter account spoofing the town’s mayor in March, he planned to entertain friends with a steady stream of occasionally profane and often sophomoric messages. The Peoria native said he had no animosity...