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  • Business: Data beats dogma for Williamsburg tourism decisions

    Business: Data beats dogma for Williamsburg tourism decisions
    WILLIAMSBURG — The Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance announced a program to encourage local hotels, attractions and stores to offer deals in August to help improve what's shaping up to be a soft tourism season. The fact that the...
  • Chan Lowe: The Supreme Court prayer ruling

    Chan Lowe: The Supreme Court prayer ruling
    America just got treated to another one of those 5-4 votes that have come to characterize the Roberts Supreme Court. This time, the four conservative justices agreed with Justice Anthony Kennedy — who wrote for the majority — that prayer...
  • No, 12-year-old evildoers aren't 'adults'

    No, 12-year-old evildoers aren't 'adults'
    Almost as shocking as the accusation that two 12-year-old girls from near Milwaukee stabbed a friend nearly to death Saturday was the news that authorities are charging the girls as adults. Adults? Anyone who has ever lived with 12-year-olds — and...
  • High Court upholds affirmative action ban in Michigan

    High Court upholds affirmative action ban in Michigan
    The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday dealt a blow to affirmative action, upholding a voter-approved ban on racial preferences at Michigan's state-run universities in a decision that may spur similar initiatives elsewhere. On a 6-2 vote, the court rejected a...
  • Sotomayor Defends Limits On Discrimination

    Good for Sonia Sotomayor. She called out her U.S. Supreme Court peers for their dismissive attitudes toward our nation's troubling racial history and their wishful thinking on how far we have come in such matters. "The way to stop discrimination on...
  • Debunking Affirmative Action Euphemism

    Anodyne euphemisms often indicate an uneasy conscience or a political anxiety. Or both, as when the 1976 Democratic platform chose "compensatory opportunity" as a way of blurring the fact that the party favored racial discrimination in the form of...
  • Tom Zirpoli: In politics, money equals influence

    There is something very un-American about rich people using their wealth to buy access and influence from members of Congress. Yet, last week, the Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission made it easier for wealthy Americans to...
  • Two sides of Carroll prayer lawsuit disagree on impact of Supreme Court decision

    The two sides of a lawsuit against the Carroll County Board of Commissioners for its practice of opening meetings with sectarian prayers disagree on the impact a U.S. Supreme Court decision on legislative prayer in an upstate New York town will have...
  • Judge lifts ban on Christian prayers in Carroll government amid Supreme Court decision

    Jesus Christ has been allowed back into the Carroll County Board of Commissioners' meeting room. On Monday, U.S. District Court of Maryland Judge William D. Quarles Jr. lifted the temporary injunction he placed on the commissioners in late March to...
  • Supreme Court upholds key element in federal gun laws

    Supreme Court upholds key element in federal gun laws
    The Supreme Court upheld federal gun laws that make it a crime when buying a weapon to lie about plans to give it to someone else. By a 5-4 vote, the justices agreed that a "straw purchaser" of a gun is guilty of a crime, even if he and the ultimate...
  • Supreme Court upholds decision barring graduation in church

    Supreme Court upholds decision barring graduation in church
     The Supreme Court gave supporters of church-state separation a rare and surprising victory Monday, leaving intact a lower-court decision that barred a public school district in Wisconsin from holding its graduation ceremonies in an evangelical...
  • When it comes to politics, there's no need to outlaw lying

    When it comes to politics, there's no need to outlaw lying
    In more than a dozen states it can be a criminal offense to make a false statement about a candidate for public office. But such laws are unnecessary, and open to abuse. On Monday, the Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision that could be the first...