Catching up: recent op-eds
2015 Elections / 2016 Elections / Local / Politics / Virginia

Catching up: recent op-eds

In case you missed them, here’s a quick rundown of my recent op-eds in The Virginian-Pilot: March 12: Another sad result of safe districts. “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.” Former governor Bob McDonnell sent texts to members of the legislature, trying to get them to sign on to a brief being … Continue reading

ICYMI: Where’s Howlin’ Henry?
Local / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: Where’s Howlin’ Henry?

My latest op-ed, titled above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot last Friday. As Senate Bill 1349 passed both chambers of the legislature, I couldn’t help but think of an old bumper sticker and Henry Howell Jr. The bumper sticker read, “Welcome to Virginia. Owned and Operated by Vepco.” Howell, the fiery populist from Norfolk, campaigned for … Continue reading

Catching up: last two op-eds
2016 Elections / Education / Local / Norfolk / Politics / Virginia

Catching up: last two op-eds

I’ve been really busy over the past 10 days but not so busy that I didn’t write a couple of op-eds for The Virginian-Pilot. The Norfolk City Council’s vote to elect our school boards by wards prompted my “Wrong on school wards” piece, which appeared Thursday, 1/29. I really wasn’t surprised the majority voted for … Continue reading

ICYMI: Another tool in the school toolbox
Education / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: Another tool in the school toolbox

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot last Thursday. In it, I discuss House Bill 1585, which was introduced by my delegate, Chris Stolle. Stolle’s bill seeks to add two alternative schedules to Va. Code § 22.1-79.1. One would allow the operation of year-round schools, a trend in education. A report by the … Continue reading