Reminder: 2nd CD candidate forum tomorrow
2014 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / National / Politics / Virginia

Reminder: 2nd CD candidate forum tomorrow

Just a quick reminder that the 2nd Congressional District candidates forum is tomorrow – Saturday, October 18 – at 10am. Doors open at 9:30am. The forum will be held at the Chandler Recital Hall of the Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Center (Corner of 49th Street and Elkhorn Avenue) on the campus of Old Dominion … Continue reading

ICYMI: Make most of do-over for the 3rd
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ICYMI: Make most of do-over for the 3rd

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot last Thursday. The topic, of course, was the ruling last week (pdf) that Virginia’s 3rd Congressional district has to be redrawn. If the 3rd is redrawn, the surrounding districts have to be redrawn as well.  This is a golden opportunity to get redistricting done right – … Continue reading

Upcoming forums and debates
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Upcoming forums and debates

OK, so it’s October and the election is coming up pretty quickly. A few items that may interest you. Senate candidates Virginia Senate Debate – Tonight (10/7), 7pm, TV broadcast on local NBC stations and CSPAN2. Moderated by Chuck Todd of Meet The Press. “The People’s Debate” – October 13, 7pm, TV broadcast. Sponsored by … Continue reading

ICYMI: Election season begins
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ICYMI: Election season begins

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian Pilot Thursday. Labor Day marks the traditional start of campaign season. These days, that means the barrage of ads intensifies. Watching TV is about to become significantly less pleasant.  Already, the advertising is picking up. I guess it wouldn’t be so bad except you have to … Continue reading

Video: Rep. Scott 38th Annual Labor Day Picnic
2014 Elections / Fun stuff / Hampton Roads / Local / Mark Warner / National / Politics / Virginia

Video: Rep. Scott 38th Annual Labor Day Picnic

Rep. Bobby Scott held his 38th Annual Labor Day Picnic Monday. After a pleasant summer, Monday was really, really hot! Nonetheless, hundreds gathered on the Newport News waterfront to mingle and hear from Senator Mark Warner. The group of electeds, former electeds and candidates in attendance seems to grow every year. It’s been a while … Continue reading

ICYMI: There will be math
2014 Elections / Education / Local / National / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: There will be math

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Thursday. I ran across an article – “Why Do Americans Stink at Math?” –  the other day that mentioned an old story about 1/3 versus 1/4 hamburgers. (Apparently, some folks thought the anecdote was made up – but marketing students have been hearing about it for … Continue reading

ICYMI: Next step towards marriage equality
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ICYMI: Next step towards marriage equality

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Thursday. In it, I discuss the correct decision by those involved in Virginia’s marriage equality case to appeal the 4th Circuit decision in Bostic v. Schaefer to the U. S. Supreme Court. I have been hearing rumblings that some supporters of marriage equality didn’t want the decision … Continue reading