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

ICYMI: Facts aren’t optional
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ICYMI: Facts aren’t optional

Ronald Reagan paraphrased John Adams when he said, “Facts are stubborn things.” Adams had continued: “whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot last Thursday. In it, I discuss something that has … Continue reading

Texas, too
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Texas, too

Texas joins the chorus of states where a federal judge has declared its marriage equality ban unconstitutional. Meanwhile, here in Virginia, the ACLU, which has a separate lawsuit pending in the Western District of Virginia, is seeking to join with the Bostic case in the Eastern District, although it doesn’t look like an amicable pairing. … Continue reading