Should the law do more to punish lying about elections? Careful: Such proposals can curtail legitimate speech and give the government power it’s likely to misuse.
It’s easy to blame QAnon, ridiculous conspiracy theories and the "big lie," but America has never had a fully stable relationship with the facts
A little over a century ago, a historian for the United Daughters for the Confederacy wrote the pamphlet "A Measuring Rod to Test Text Books and Reference Books in Schools, Colleges, and Libraries."
At first glance, Priscilla Villarreal is not a particularly empathetic figure. Not to most conservatives, anyway.
"We have no choice but to make hard decisions," Oklahoma Rep. Kevin Hern recently said. He leads the Republican Study Committee, a group of more than 160 Republican lawmakers that recently called for making cuts in Social Security.
Our day in court was painless, and quicker than I expected. The focal point of the court’s attention remained calm and seemed curious about the proceedings. Surprisingly, she didn’t make a fuss, but then I doubt she much comprehended the legal import of what was happening around her. In the …
Virginians, like all Americans, are dealing with cost-of-living increases, but our power bills are unnecessarily high. Thanks to legislation written and backed by Virginia’s top utilities, the regulator of our monopoly electric companies, the State Corporation Commission, has had its hands t…
🎧 The hosts discuss a recent study about happiness and whether the philosophy of the stoics can help us in our everyday lives.
Congress needs to make it clear that payments — including to Social Security recipients — will be made.
Kelli and Michael Paul welcome Marland Buckner to the show to share his first-hand experience with the monument removal and civil unrest in Richmond in 2020 and since.
A string of historic bipartisan victories during the last Congress — including an update of the Electoral Count Act and transformational investments in infrastructure, semiconductor manufacturing, veterans protections and energy transitions — demonstrate that Congress really can work in a bipartisan and productive manner for the American people.
Commentary: Once we stop looking at what happens to us as an affirmation or rejection of our egos and instead learn to see it as a test of character, the world begins to wear a very different appearance.
Several days after the sickening video of Tyre Nichols being fatally pummeled and kicked by Memphis cops, retired Richmond police lieutenant Hamlet Hood was slated to speak to students about respect at Overby-Sheppard Elementary School.
Kelli and Michael Paul welcome Marland Buckner to the show to share his first-hand experience with the monument removal and civil unrest in Richmond in 2020 and since. Marland lived across the street from the Jefferson Davis monument, until it's removal, which was ground-zero of 2020 civil p…
Sen. McConnell speaks on negotiation over the debt ceiling.
The Fairfax County board chairman accuses Youngkin of "sensationalism" in criticizing the county's schools.
On Jan. 9, the House of Representatives adopted new procedural rules proposed by hardline Republicans in exchange for supporting Kevin McCarthy as speaker. One of them, long advocated for by 9th District Representative Morgan Griffith, is known as the Holman Rule. In a Jan. 19 commentary in …
Buses are more important than you might realize. In fact, buses are a necessity to our city and a service for all its stakeholders.
Gov. Glenn Youngkin gives remarks during a vigil for Tyre Nichols
Ukrainian authorities say 3 people have been killed in a Russian missile strike in the city of Kherson. Kyiv alleges the strike targeted a hospital and school. Ukraine meanwhile has admitted its forces are facing a difficult situation in the region of Donetsk. FRANCE 24's Héloïse Melan and C…
Before Tyre Nichols died after police beat him following a traffic stop in Memphis, he was a teenager who made skateboarding videos with his friends in Sacramento. Ryan Wilson was one of them.
A sixth Memphis police officer has been placed on administrative leave in the aftermath of the violent arrest that led to Tyre Nichols' death. The officer, Preston Hemphill, was relieved of duty amid an ongoing internal investigation at the Memphis Police Department, a spokesperson confirmed…
The unheeded warnings before a teacher was shot at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News played out like a bad horror movie.
Like many rural sections in our nation, southern and Southwest Virginia face severe economic challenges. Higher unemployment and greater poverty than the rest of the state have generated frequent pledges by Virginia governors to invest in the regions with “game changing projects” to create n…
While Twitter has many critics, a researcher explains the ramifications of losing an important source of real-time information as well as geotagged data.
It’s led to huge deficits yet is the only way out
We've all been trained by decades of science fiction to think of artificial intelligence as a threat to our working futures. The idea is: If an AI robot can do a job as well as a human — cheaper and with less interpersonal unruliness — who needs the human?
They are now among the most powerful women in Congress. But when they were first elected in the 1990s, they were often overlooked, or even talked down to. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, remembers that men would avoid asking her questions, addressing other men in the room instead. Rep. Rosa DeLau…
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin tells CNN's Kaitlan Collins that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has agreed to leave cuts to Medicare and Social Security off the table in debt ceiling negotiations.