August 16, 2013 |
HIGHLIGHTS Farewell, Speed channel — as of Saturday morning, Fox Sports 1 launches in its place, focusing on college sports, NASCAR and UFC. Also, goodbye to "Do No Harm" (NBC at 10 p.m.), the Jekyll-and-Hyde medical series that was pulled off the weekday prime-time schedule almost immediately. In the series finale, Jason panics when his alter ego, Ian, unexpectedly starts taking over his body during his day job. The Washington Nationals face off against the Atlanta Braves (MASN on WUSA 9 at 7:10)
July 18, 2013 |
HIGHLIGHTS As a tribute to "Glee" star Cory Monteith, "Inside the Actors Studio" (Bravo at 7 p.m.) re-airs the broadcast in which the late actor appeared, which premiered in April 2012. And if you were wondering what he said when James Lipton asked the famous question, "If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?," Monteith responded that God would say, " ‘Uh, sorry I haven't been around. There's a good explanation.' " Is it...
June 28, 2013 |
Forget about bipartisan compromise in Virginia. In a series of actions this spring, anti-tax activists have killed the prospects even for one-party agreement in Richmond. Over the winter, Republican Gov. Robert F. McDonnell and top lawmakers crafted a major transportation bill — the first such bill to be successful in the commonwealth in more than 20 years — to deal with the choking gridlock of our region. With the assistance of Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) and House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell...
June 20, 2013 |
Ralph Reed has built an incredible organization, and I'm gonna tell you, it's going to grow into a force to be reckoned with. And that's the Faith and Freedom Coalition. It's going to be the modern-day Christian Coalition, and it's gonna have a big impact. " — Sean Hannity, author and radio and television host Well, maybe not. After what we saw last weekend in Washington at the annual Faith and Freedom Coalition conference, it's possible that Ralph...
June 11, 2013 |
RICHMOND — Two 20-year veterans of Virginia's House of Delegates lost their seats Tuesday, falling to GOP primary challengers who assailed their support for a tax-heavy transportation funding overhaul . Del. Joe T. May (Loudoun) and Del. Beverly J. Sherwood (Frederick) lost to political newcomers who railed against the transportation plan, which imposes a $1.2-billion-a-year tax increase. But two other incumbent Republicans who had supported the legislation this year — House Speaker William J. Howell...
May 25, 2013 |
VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL Ken Cuccinelli, who's hoping voters promote him to governor in November, has had an election-year epiphany. He now says that jobs, rather than the incendiary social issues that have been his stock in trade for years, are of paramount concern to Virginians. We wonder how Mr. Cuccinelli's 11th-hour conversion squares with his recent attempts to torpedo the most important transportation funding measure to emerge from Richmond in 27 years.