| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:38 AM
WASHINGTON -- As Democrats and Republicans prepare for negotiations over the next round of the scheduled budget cuts known as the sequester, incentives for both have swung toward a small deal, rather than the sort of “grand bargain”...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:32 AM
There is no civil rights movement in the country’s history that has moved further, faster than the gay rights movement.
In 1958, more than nine in 10 of those surveyed in a Gallup Poll opposed marriage between blacks and whites. It took nearly...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Supporters of the tea party movement and I find ourselves in a rare moment of agreement: This is shaping up as the election we want. By asking wonky, far-right Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin to be his running mate, presumptive......
| Nov 19, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The Southtown Star reports: Steve Balich said the Will County Tea Party movement he helped organize is disbanding in name, but not spirit, after gains by Democrats in the Nov. 6 election.... Balich, of Homer Glen, blamed the movement’s demise......
| Mar 2, 2013
At the 100th anniversary of Washington's Women's Suffrage Parade on Sunday, participants will march in the bold tradition of suffragette Inez Milholland — even if they, and most of America, have never heard of her. Of all the images and people...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Back in the 1980s, “divestment” was a term for a student-driven campaign to force colleges and universities to end their financial connections to companies doing business with South Africa’s brutal white apartheid regime.
| Apr 14, 2013
| 4:00 PM
The tea party, facing lagging interest, is searching for a path to renewed relevance.
Gone are the annual April 15 mass rallies protesting taxes and government spending.
New leaders are changing priorities in Broward and Palm Beach county chapters....
| Mar 8, 2013
| 11:10 AM
In her long and famously prolific career as a novelist, Joyce Carol Oates has worked in many different modes, from the social realism of her National Book Award-winning "them" (1969) and the neo-Gothic storytelling of "Bellefleur" (1980) to the...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 5:04 PM
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Capitol Police are investigating a reported threat against Rep. Todd Akin, the Missouri congressman who has been criticized for comments he made recently about rape.
There is "an active, open investigation, Lt. Kimberly Schneider said,...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 2:57 PM
Michele Bachmann goes after not only Democrats but also fellow Republicans in her new book, accusing former President George W. Bush and her GOP colleagues in Congress of failing to stay true to conservative, free-market principles when they supported the...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:32 PM
As of this writing (October 12, 2011), it has been 26 days since the Occupy Wall Street movement has been going on. A while back, I wrote a blog about campaign finance reform and the proliferation of money in politics. At the time, I talked about money...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 2:42 PM
They say all good things must come to an end. With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business. I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools. There are several reasons why I'm switching...