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

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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
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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

ICYMI: Virginia’s full week of electoral aftershocks
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ICYMI: Virginia’s full week of electoral aftershocks

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Thursday. The resignation of Puckett, followed by the defeat of Cantor and then the passage of a budget all happened in one week. Today, we await the governor’s action on the budget. One thing for sure: Virginia politics is never boring. Whatever the governor does is … Continue reading

Quick hits 5/23/14
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Quick hits 5/23/14

It’s been a really, really busy week. A few things that have caught my eye in between everything: NYT: “Who Gets to Graduate?”  – Income, it seems, is a pretty good predictor. VP: “Virginia GOP executive under state investigation” – This will be interesting to watch. WP: “How gerrymandered is your district?” – At 79.26, … Continue reading