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Alone in the Light of the Screen

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 5:19 PM

By now we all know him, that boy in front of the computer. He's lost in a world. Whole hours pass, and his eyes stay fixed on the screen.

If only we could see those eyes. The constantly shifting focus as he surveys the landscape. Back, forth, up,...

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We're Not Losing Our Minds

(2) Comments | Posted September 28, 2012 | 5:52 PM

Forty-some days out and honestly this has to be the strangest presidential election in a lifetime.

The first election I remember, Richard Nixon was running for his first term. I dragged my mother to a little rally in Charlotte, N.C. so we could see him in the flesh. Teenage girls...

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The Invisible Woman: It's Time We Had a Talk

(8) Comments | Posted February 22, 2012 | 12:02 PM

Far be it from me to offer bishops and priests advice, but let's give it a shot: In thinking about contraception, we need to turn to the scriptures.

I refer here to the ninth chapter of Matthew, verses 20-23, where we find the story of a woman who is...

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VA Liberals Stake Out Territory With Yard Signs

(9) Comments | Posted October 13, 2008 | 2:00 PM

At Obama campaign offices in Virginia's Tidewater area, yard signs are finally in.

This is welcome news for members of an activist group in Williamsburg called Liberals United and Undaunted (LUAU), who've had to drive through a gauntlet of McCain signs for weeks, leaving them feeling outnumbered and overwhelmed....

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Clinton Campaign Chairman McAuliffe Rallies Va. with Good News from Pa.

(17) Comments | Posted October 9, 2008 | 10:04 AM

Standing before a friendly gathering at the College of William and Mary on Tuesday, Terry McAuliffe, former chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, was the happiest worried person in the room. Just hours before the second debate between Obama and McCain was set to begin, the Dow was plummeting again....

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Dear Obama: Vets Email Debate Tips and More

(3) Comments | Posted October 1, 2008 | 1:25 PM

It's crunch time for Wilton Bobo and Hank Lewis. The two retired veterans have been pulling for Obama for months, volunteering in ways they never dreamed, writing letters and emails, rallying friends and neighbors to the cause. And now it's down to the wire.

With thirty-something days and counting, the...

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Give Me Some Truth, Sarah

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2008 | 12:29 AM

"In life, there are always going to be trade-offs."

That's the advice I received from an old boss of mine, way back in 1977. I was newly married, working at a part-time job as a research assistant, and hoping for something better. Then I found out I was...

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A Maverick? Nothing Could Be Worse

(12) Comments | Posted September 8, 2008 | 10:53 AM

I keep wondering how "maverick" and "President of the United States" can possibly belong in the same sentence. As far as I can tell, they don't. Not unless you want an independent operator sitting in the Oval Office. One who doesn't mind breaking the law--or at least bending the law....

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Virginia Masses Turn Out For Obama; Concerned With Campaign Strategy

(1) Comments | Posted August 25, 2008 | 12:30 PM

Standing in line outside Oscar Smith High School this past Thursday, Obama supporters were excited. Most had never seen him before in person, so this was their chance. He was making a quick swing through Chesapeake, Virginia to make one last appeal to Virginia voters before heading home to Chicago....

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McCain's Bumper Sticker Strategy

(3) Comments | Posted August 20, 2008 | 6:14 PM

Driving through eastern North Carolina last week, I saw the whole election unfold before me, thanks to a single bumper sticker: DRILL HERE, DRILL NOW. McCain's name was a mere afterthought on that one. Instead, it was all about filling up the gas tank and buying American, a poke in...

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Some Words for John Edwards

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2008 | 4:34 PM

My husband and I just celebrated our anniversary. I have to swallow hard to say this, but Ed and I have been married 33 years. So what were you doing 33 years ago? Yeah you, all you little whipper-snappers. Were you even born yet?

I know, it's weird for me,...

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Speaking Of Obama In Alabama

(8) Comments | Posted August 6, 2008 | 4:15 PM

A couple weeks ago, one of my son's high school friends stopped by to say hello after completing his second year at a university in Alabama. He's a gregarious guy, makes plenty of friends. He's also a good student, I'm assuming, since he was an honors student in high school....

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Uncle Bubba for President

(2) Comments | Posted August 4, 2008 | 6:49 PM


John McCain must be thankful for the Vietnam War. By enduring five years as a POW, he came out a hero. He was given wide praise for withstanding torture; he was admitted to the National War College, despite his poor record at the Naval Academy, and he was...

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