Summertime in the Mid-Atlantic for families often involves long drives to the beach. For travelers from Washington, D.C. and northern Virginia, the 150-mile mile trip can take an excruciating six hours thanks to the slow summer slog.
Proponents of the ban are likely to trot out the same discredited arguments that have failed in other cases; those claims range from "preserving tradition" to "protecting children," and lately courts haven't found them very persuasive.
Q: How can a "free speech zone" on a college campus be a bad thing for free speech? A: When it's actually a backwards way of saying that more than 9...
Shut down the government? They still collect their paychecks. Waste time voting on a Supreme Court upheld law? Doesn't matter, they can waste all the time they want and still get paid. If only the rest of us had such cushy jobs that rewarded us for not doing a damn thing.
The best way to limit Russian aggression is to strike at their economy, and thus their ability to finance these illegal operations.
The New Mongrels, a collective musical society, have a long history that goes back to the Civil War. As the story goes, a soldier named Henry Brooke who came back from the bloody war shell-shocked and deaf in one ear had an idea.
Larry Hanks and Deborah Robins. Used by permission of Larry Hanks and Deborah Robins. The wheel of time turns, a year goes by, and once again I'm w...
Although the name "Obamacare" focuses attention on the President, his administration, and the federal bureaucracy, state actions will also be determinants of the success of the ACA.
Paul Clayton (l) and Bill Clifton, Bill Clifton & Paul Clayton: The First Recordings via ...
In response to Virginia Senator Steve Martin's remarks about reproductive rights, I dove into my collection of Victorian etiquette books to find more information on the proper way to host a fetus.
There's a fascinating new trend emerging in the state-by-state litigation over marriage equality: In increasing numbers, governors and attorneys general are announcing that they will no longer support their state's marriage-equality bans.
I found myself in Fredericksburg, Virginia in mid-January, where I took a complimentary one-hour tour at A. Smith Bowman micro-distillery, home of the...
Great ski towns these days aren't just about great slopes. While that is of supreme importance when choosing a mountain to ride, it isn't all that matters when deciding on a ski getaway destination. A beautiful and quaint town, artisan boutiques, friendly locals and personalized lodging are just a few of our criteria.
How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.