| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:41 PM
So while the Internet was going gaga over Tom Daley this week (more on that in a second), Russia reportedly made its first convictions under its controversial federal anti-gay law.
According to The Moscow Times, two LGBT activists were each fined...
| Jul 20, 2014
The Defense Department's vision for the future of the nation's armed forces puts Hampton Roads in a troubling predicament, where national and local interests come into conflict.
On the one hand, we wish to see the United States maintain a robust...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Several state congressmen are lobbying the Air Force to consider Langley Air Force Base for a new support center to minimize the loss of more than 700 positions at the base.
On Monday, the Department of Defense announced plans to reduce the Air Force by...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Last year at this time, the Navy made history off the Virginia coast when a sleek, computer-controlled drone landed on the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush.
But the future of unmanned aircraft in the Navy is still up for debate, as evidenced...
| Jul 13, 2014
Congress and the Navy might have settled a debate over aircraft carriers, but they're still squabbling over the ships that serve as escorts.
The fate of Navy cruisers, workhorses of the fleet that protect carriers on the open seas, has national and...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:11 PM
The Navy is "making every effort" to rebudget funds to refuel the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, a top Navy official told a congressional panel Thursday.
The comments from Assistant Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley brought an endorsement...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:40 PM
RICHMOND – Hampton Roads' congressional leaders no more agree on how to respond to the surge of Central American children massing at the United States' southern border than they do on broader immigration reforms.
U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 3:37 PM
I have to take issue with your June 24 editorial, "Stay within the law."
Saying "the ends do not justify the means" in the governor's push for Medicaid expansion is a puerile defense of "a rule is a rule, no matter who it hurts."...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:19 PM
RICHMOND - Libertarian Robert Sarvis will be on the ballot for Virginia's U.S. Senate race this year.
Sarvis, who ran last year for governor, said in a press release that he collected more than 19,000 signatures from voters — more than enough to...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Showing rare bipartisan spirit, Congress is advancing legislation to address veterans' health care in the wake of Monday's report that highlighted problems in Virginia and around the country.
In the House on Tuesday, members voted 421-0 to allow...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:59 PM
A U.S. Navy plan for aircraft carrier-based drones has launched a dogfight in Washington over the role of the robotic planes in combat.
The Navy has asked contractors for reconnaissance drones — essentially spy planes, with only limited ability to...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:55 PM
With all the attention paid to aircraft carriers and submarines, one proposed defense budget cut might be flying under the radar here in Hampton Roads.
We're talking about the Army National Guard.
The Defense Department is proposing to cut the Guard's...