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Palmieri: The coming transportation revolution

Virginia Beach has been debating the benefits and disadvantages of extending The Tide, Norfolk's light rail line, to Town Center. What no one seems to realize, especially our political leaders and transportation planners, is that we are about to experience a disruptive revolution in automotive technology. By 2022 we will see on the market fully autonomous vehicles.

Jones: When public records aren't really public

As North Carolina's General Assembly concludes its business for the year, it is time to take stock of changes made to the state's sunshine laws. So far lawmakers have approved, and Gov. Pat McCrory has signed, seven new exemptions to the Public Records Law. Three more lurk in the recently finalized budget bill.

Rothrock: Celebrate - and hire for - abilities, not disabilities

As the nation celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, people with disabilities continue to be identified by their disability, not their talents. The goal for October, Disability Employment Awareness Month, is to change that.

Sebastian: Civil rights movements and violence

Black Lives Matter protests have produced one spectacle after another. Peaceful demonstrations in Baltimore and Ferguson, Mo., were followed by riots in which police and activists clashed.

Sebastian: Civil rights movements and violence

Black Lives Matter protests have produced one spectacle after another. Peaceful demonstrations in Baltimore and Ferguson, Mo., were followed by riots in which police and activists clashed.

Bloomberg: As a matter of health, U.N. should push for higher taxes on tobacco

For the first time, the global sustainable-development goals being negotiated at the United Nations treat tobacco use - and the chronic diseases it causes - as a development issue. It's long overdue.

Will: Are aircraft carriers worth the cost?

THE NAVY'S operations, on which the sun never sets, are the nation's nerve endings, connecting it with the turbulent world. Although the next president may be elected without addressing the Navy's proper size and configuration, for four years he or she will be acutely aware of where the carriers are.

Rubin: Will Ed Gillespie rescue the Virginia GOP?

The past few years have been dismal for Virginia Republicans. Both of Virginia’s U.S. senators are Democrats. Its governor is a Democrat. The last GOP governor, Bob McDonnell, went from rising star and potential presidential aspirant to disgraced felon.

Byrd and Hughey: "Scientific" racism is creeping back into our thinking

Earlier this month, Jennifer Cramblett lost her “wrongful birth” lawsuit, which centered on a troubling ideology that has been creeping into mainstream discussions in ways not seen in decades. Cramblett claimed that the sperm used to inseminate her came from the wrong donor, leading to a biracial child, which she had not wanted.

Gerson: Our golden age of humanitarian aid

Bill Gates is now focused on the eradication of malaria, and parasites everywhere have reason to fear.

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