My friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County is glad the elections are over.
There's a new television show called Nashville that's pretty eye-catching.
It's time to lay the Electoral College to rest – or at least to alter it from a system that worked well in the 1700s but is hopelessly outdated now.
• Founded in 1933 during the Great Depression, Newsweek became a journalistic force of the 20th century; its weekly wrap-up of the news events affecting the world was required reading for those who wanted to be in the know. When the print woes that have affected the entire magazine industry, and much of the newspaper industry, became too severe, it switched to a sort of combination print-online publication. But last week, facing mounting losses, Newsweek gave up the ghost and cancelled its print edition. It's a sad occurrence, but a sign of the times in the magazine business.
The National Council on Presidential Debates is considering adding a mud-wrestling component to the final meeting between President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney, says Council president Ric Flair.
There's this prison, you see, but there's something different about it. People who visit don't come away with visions of iron bars and murderers and breakouts and hardened men desperate to find a way out.
Research tells us Americans are getting smarter as time goes by.
You might not be finding much to laugh about these days.
It was half a century ago this month that President John F. Kennedy set a goal for the United States to put a man on the moon and return him safely to earth by the end of the decade.
These figures are staggering:
Let's be Olympic champions, you and me.
A new e-book says the early morning hours -- we're talking about getting up early, not staying awake till the wee hours -- are best for getting things accomplished.
Even the French don't want to live in France anymore.
If you've been watching the Olympic soccer competition, chances are good that you're now in a catatonic state -- drooling on your shirt, immobilized by boredom and trying desperately to suck down enough cans of Red Bull and 5-Hour Energy to keep your peepers open.
Have you ever smelled a dead whale?
If you have a serious case of wanderlust -- an insatiable desire to see new places and experience unique customs -- then you'll probably envy Alisa Johnson of Seattle, Wash.
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