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The suicide rate in the United States has grown so much that it’s contributing to an overall decline in life expectancy. The economic costs of these deaths run into the tens of billions of dollars; the emotional costs to families and communities are immeasurable.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Although foreign policy has hardly figured in the Democratic primaries, the impeachment trial reminds us it’s time to look at which Trump opponent would make the best commander in chief.

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Almost all of us know (because President Trump boasts of it in nearly every speech) that our 3.5% unemployment rate has reached a 50-year low. But this official decline in joblessness doesn’t tell the entire story of the improvement in the job market in the United States. And it doesn’t full…

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You almost felt sorry for them, the six Democratic presidential candidates having their last debate before the Iowa caucuses. The subject of President Donald Trump’s razzle-dazzle, historically stunning economy came up. What were they to do? Concede its accomplishments? Demonstrate ignorance…

Monday, January 20, 2020
Saturday, January 18, 2020
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About the impeachment of President Donald Trump she engineered with her Democratic majority, Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday: “It’s not personal. It’s not political. It’s not partisan. It’s patriotic.”

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The suicide rate in the United States has grown so much that it’s contributing to an overall decline in life expectancy. The economic costs of these deaths run into the tens of billions of dollars; the emotional costs to families and communities are immeasurable.

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Many have been all too quick to make Attorney General William Barr out to be a reflexive toady for President Trump. Just last week, the New York City Bar Association took the extreme step of writing to congressional leaders to investigate Barr for political bias. And last month, he came unde…

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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In 2018 alone, nearly 32,000 American men, women and children fatally overdosed on a synthetic opioid. One of the deadliest synthetic opioids is fentanyl, which is helping to drive our nation's opioid crisis.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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The decennial U.S. census -- or Population and Housing Census as it is also known -- endeavors to count every individual living in the United States and the five U.S. territories, and will take place again this year.

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Since 1969, "Virginia Is for Lovers" has been the tourism and travel slogan of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Advertising Age called it "one of the most iconic ad campaigns in the past 50 years."

Saturday, January 11, 2020
Thursday, January 09, 2020
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Recently, the House of Representatives passed a bill, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Healthcare and Social Service Workers Act. This bill, as the name suggests, seeks to provide legal protections to health care workers from workplace violence. The passing of this bill did not create m…

Tuesday, January 07, 2020
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In 2019, the U.S. unemployment rate reached record lows while the stock market hit record highs. But not everyone has benefited. According to a recent report by the Pew Research Center, most Americans believe the economy is helping the rich, while hurting the middle class and poor. What does…

Saturday, January 04, 2020
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There is no time to lose in the fight against climate change. We cannot afford to take a single step backward. Yet while we should be running headlong into smart, collaborative and long-term solutions that help mitigate the immediate climate crisis, our federal regulators have instead jeopar…

Thursday, January 02, 2020
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There has been much talk lately among both Democrats and Republicans of the intents of the founders in the writing of the Constitution, especially involving the powers of impeachment and removal from office.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
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On June 30, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson inaugurated the Medicare program with the promise that "nearly every older American will receive hospital care -- not as an act of charity, but as the insured right of a senior citizen."

Saturday, December 28, 2019
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We're crawling on your skin. Teeming under your toenails. And lurking on your doorknobs and countertops.