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Women Make All the Difference

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Early women settlers did much more than farm, sew and cook. Although many Americans believe that religious freedom has existed in this country since its early roots, that is not the case. And, we all know that not everyone had rights when they landed on America's shores.

What's in a Name? Virginia Politicians Cater to Rewrite Geography Lessons

T. Dean Reed | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
T. Dean Reed

It all came to light for most Virginians when John Stevens, the former chairman of the Loudoun County School Board, rebuked the state's legislature i...

Virginia Abortion Bill Blocks Coverage In Health Care Exchange

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Jim Nolan | Posted 06.04.2013 | DC

The General Assembly on Wednesday narrowly approved an amendment by Gov. Bob McDonnell that will bar insurers that participate in the upcoming federal...

GOP Governor Holds Out On Big Health Care Decision

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signaled Tuesday that he is still weighing whether his state will opt out of the Medicaid expansion created by President B...

Virginia Budget Hearings Scheduled

AP | Posted 01.03.2012 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia residents are getting an opportunity to review and comment on Gov. Bob McDonnell's proposed two-year state budget. The Hous...

Bill Clinton Fundraiser Nets $1 Million For Virginia Democrats

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.28.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With money pouring into Virginia legislative races, former President Bill Clinton on Friday helped Democrats in the commonwealth raise $...

Protest Against Muslim Imam Fails

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

False rumors about Imam Abdul-Malik, a leader of D.C.'s interfaith movement, serve as reminders that religious intolerance often beats in the heart of conflicts.