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  • Yes, let's do for child care what we did for health care

    Nancy Pelosi once had trouble finding a babysitter. So her aspiration these days is "doing for child care what we did for health care reform" — pushing a comprehensive solution. In fact, it's not just an aspiration — it's at the top of her agenda.


  • The Norquist myth

    Apparently, Republicans are in the thrall of one Grover Norquist, the anti-tax campaigner, whom Sen. John Kerry called "the 13th member of this committee without being there."

  • Correspondent of the Day

    Congress got us into this mess

  • Stimulus: Correction

    Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Congressional Budget Office released its latest estimates of the economic effect from the Obama stimulus package, and guess what: The stimulus did less good than earlier estimates suggested.

  • Medicaid: Oops

    The first law of American business, cracked the great essayist Henry Allen, is: When all else fails, try doing it right. Perhaps the motto should be inscribed on state letterhead.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Pursue opportunity, not fossil fuels

  • The hair goes with the man

    Let us now contemplate Mitt Romney's hair. Actually, let us now join the crowd contemplating Mitt Romney's hair.

  • Penn State Tragedy: What child is this?

    Del. Bob Marshall proposes legislation that would specify what citizens should do when made of aware of child sex abuse.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Democrats must stop blaming and start acting

  • Loewen: Clean energy source will meet needs, create jobs

    As most of us are well aware, America faces myriad serious energy challenges that will significantly affect our economic and environmental future.

  • Shockoe Violence: Kudos to Herring

    Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Herring could have taken the easy way out.

  • Will: Mail it in, privately

    The Jacksonian-era movement to keep the Sabbath pure deplored Sunday mail delivery.

  • Gingrich's Rise: Character

    Newt Gingrich is the latest Republican to rise as the principal challenger to Mitt Romney for the 2012 Republican nomination.

  • Virginia Arts: Legacy

    Peggy Baggett leaves a legacy. On Dec. 1 she will retire from her position as executive director of the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

  • Parker: What's next for would-be presidents?

    Another debate, another episode of "The Dating Game." Will the winner be contestant Number One, Two … Eight?

  • Correspondent of the Day

    Americans loved a good corpse, too

  • Public Square panelists

    EUGENE S. GRECHECK, Dominion Generation's vice president for nuclear development with a focus on Dominion Resources' proposed third unit at the North Anna Power Station ...

  • A right to a safe neighborhood

    This is not about your neighborhood.

  • Put the supercommittee back to work

    In an ideal world — not the world we live in — Congress and the White House would put the supercommittee back to work.

  • Moral ambiguity manufactures monsters

    Any organization that tolerates moral ambiguity gets more of it. Any concept that isn't founded on moral certainty must, by definition, be ambiguous, the proverbial slippery slope.

  • Correspondent of the Day

    For our blessings, be thankful every day

  • St. Paul's College: Now & Forever

    St. Paul's College rose from the ashes of the Civil War. In 1888, James Solomon Russell founded the Lawrenceville institution to promote African-American teachers.

  • Prayer for action

    Rabbi Andrew Goodman, director of Jewish life and campus rabbi for the University of Richmond, delivered this invocation at the Humanitarian Awards ceremony presented by the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities on Oct. 27 at the downtown Marriott:

  • Celebrate those who give back to our region

    The autumn is an active period for annual awards programs intended to recognize our generous neighbors and outstanding organizations whose selfless achievements and uplifting stories make you proud to call the Richmond region home.

  • Nuclear energy in Virginia

    The Times-Dispatch held its 37 th Public Square on the evening of Nov. 15. The topic was nuclear energy.

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