Virginia Insight

Virginia Insight
4:32 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

A Virginia Politics Update

With state legislative elections now just a few weeks away, Republicans have a chance to take complete control of Virginia government.

From abortion and guns, to education and transportation... that could mean big changes ahead.

Our politics update team fills us in on the latest developments and examines Virginia political news that could soon be affecting you.

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Virginia Insight
4:51 pm
Thu September 29, 2011

Class Warfare?

For some it's not "increasing taxes"... it's "raising revenue."

For others, one speaks not of "rich people"... but "job creators."

And for many, this is not a "debate"... it's "class warfare."

How did talk about tax policy get so convoluted?

We examine modern day debate over taxes, with some historical perspective.

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Virginia Insight
4:12 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

What Brain Science May Be Showing About Religious Belief

Do humans believe in god[s] as a side effect of evolution?

Researcher Andy Thomson says that is indeed the case.

The Virginia psychiatrist embarked on a study of "what causes religious belief" almost ten years ago -- after his son narrowly escaped the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York.

We talk with Dr. Thomson about the findings just published in his new book.

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