COMMENTARY

By Karen S. Rheuban, M.D.Remote patient monitoring may not ring a bell to most but, then again, neither did the term MRI before the mid-1990s.Much like the groundbreaking impact that medical-imaging technologies such as MRI and CT scans have had on patient diagnostics, RPM has the potential to revolutionize...
For several years now, Dominion Energy Virginia has factored into its plans an assumption that electricity from carbon-emitting power plants will eventually include a cost reflecting CO2’s role as the primary driver of global warming. Dominion says it has even integrated this into its corporate goals, targeting an 80...
The card itself is pretty unimpressive considering the privilege it conveys.They don't even laminate it for you.Last month, in a terse letter, Richmond's circuit court clerk notified me that my Virginia concealed weapon permit was enclosed. There was no "Spider Man"-style admonishment about great power and great responsibility."Please sign...
Chief Larry Boone has taken to begging.As young black men continue to wield guns to settle differences, rob and murder each other, Norfolk’s top cop has repeatedly criticized, cajoled and complained this past year in community gatherings, press conferences and through social media. Boone is urging everyone to approach gun...
By Peggy SannerIt is hard to overstate the importance of the current moment for Chesapeake Bay restoration.  Our region is on the verge of a tremendous environmental success story that will be studied around the world.Or it could be the scene of another effort that misses the mark....
By Doris Crouse-MaysIf what you earn from work makes your world go around, you have good reason to be proud this Labor Day, along with every other working person in Virginia.Together, we are on the rise, and we should be, because our labor has created the world’s most productive...
By Jeffrey HirschScience fiction has long imagined a future in which humans constantly interact with robots and intelligent machines.This future is already happening in warehouses and manufacturing businesses. Other workers use virtual or augmented reality as part of their employment training, to assist them in performing their job or to interact with clients. And lots...
By Jill Hanken  The American Dream has always promised immigrants a fair start: access to food, shelter and health care. It has promised access to opportunity. My grandparents, Russian immigrants who came to this country in the early 1900s, understood this. With little money or material goods, they came to the...
Say that I've got a gun for sale.I have a few options. I can sell it to a licensed gun dealer or place it on consignment with one, in which case that dealer would be required to perform a background check on anyone who wants to buy it. I...
State Republican legislators resistant to new gun laws should’ve met 18-year-old TyQuisha K. Craig – or, at the very least, now learn about her brief life.Someone shot and killed the young community college student in 2014 as she was leaving a house party in Norfolk. Her mother told me...