ICYMI: Election season begins
2014 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / National / Politics / Virginia

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: Redistricting reform should start now
2014 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: Redistricting reform should start now

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot last Thursday. In it, I looked at the results of last Tuesday’s special elections and how the outcomes were pre-ordained based on the partisan composition of the districts. Although it may have appeared that I was picking on Marcus Calabrese in my earlier post, I really … 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