ICYMI: Be a martyr for the cause
Hampton Roads / Local / National / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: Be a martyr for the cause

Yes, I’ve been buried again :( I keep hoping that things will settle down and I’ll have more time to post here but it just hasn’t happened yet. Not that there is any shortage of things to opine on – because there isn’t. After all, between Norfolk and Richmond, to name a couple, there’s plenty … 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

ICYMI: 45 days of expectations in Richmond
Local / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: 45 days of expectations in Richmond

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Friday. With the Virginia General Assembly opening its 2015 session Wednesday and this being an election year for all 140 members, it should be a quite entertaining session. For reference purposes, the numbers I included in the article came from the statistics maintained by the Virginia … Continue reading

Lewis town hall meetings this week
2015 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

Lewis town hall meetings this week

Senator Lynwood Lewis, who represents the 6th district, is holding a series of town hall meetings in advance of the start of the General Assembly session next week. Except as noted, the meetings will be held from 6pm to 7:30pm. Here’s the schedule: Norfolk Today, 1/5/15: Mary D. Pretlow Library, 111 W. Ocean View Avenue, … Continue reading

Not democracy
Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

Not democracy

From last night: First round of #VA74 dem primary: Sullivan 18, Bagby 13, Miles 12. According to Facebook. — Gonzi (@_Gonzi) December 23, 2014 43 total votes. Are you kidding me? #VA74 — Vivian J. Paige (@vpaige) December 23, 2014 And then there’s this: Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Morales and defense attorneys Mike Rosenberg and … Continue reading