Save the date: March 13 live political talk

Audience Urged to Bring Smart Phones to Next Virginia Beach Forum Event…and Use Them March 13 Political Talk Show Will Feature Larry Sabato, Other Noted State and Local Pundits, and Comments Tweeted In From the “Peanut Gallery” When the final Virginia Beach Forum event of the 2013 season begins at 7:30 pm on March 13 … Continue reading Save the date: March 13 live political talk

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LTJG Thorne

Guest post by David Beemer LTJG Thorne going public on national TV while on active duty 20 years ago doesn’t disqualify him to sit on the bench today. I actually believe fighting for what you think is right, regardless of the consequences, is exactly the quality we should all aspire to. Society changes slowly. For … Continue reading LTJG Thorne

In Defense of Denis Finley – “The Factor” got it wrong

Guest post by John Fredericks At the expense of being classified by Bill O'Reilly as "pin-head," the normally astute Fox News talk show icon really got this one wrong. And now he won't own up to his own editorial malfeasance. O'Reilly's attempt to spin a yarn about how Virginian-Pilot Editor-in-Chief Denis Finley is part of … Continue reading In Defense of Denis Finley – “The Factor” got it wrong

Vote “Your Race” for City Council in Norfolk?

Guest post by Rodney Jordan In the City of Norfolk, there are six candidates vying for two city council seats. Given the opportunity to vote for the two best candidates of my choice, I would vote for one candidate who happens to be black and another who happens to be white. But, alas, in Norfolk … Continue reading Vote “Your Race” for City Council in Norfolk?

Chesapeake candidate op-ed: Kevin Amick

As per our invitation, we are presenting op-eds from the candidates for the May 1 local elections in Norfolk, Newport News, Williamsburg, Chesapeake and Hampton. The articles will appear in the order in which they are received and exactly as they were sent to us. By Kevin Amick My decision to run as an “independent” … Continue reading Chesapeake candidate op-ed: Kevin Amick

Norfolk candidate op-ed: Barclay Winn

As per our invitation, we are presenting op-eds from the candidates for the May 1 local elections in Norfolk, Newport News, Williamsburg, Chesapeake and Hampton. The articles will appear in the order in which they are received and exactly as they were sent to us. By Barclay Winn It has been my privilege to serve … Continue reading Norfolk candidate op-ed: Barclay Winn

Norfolk candidate op-ed: Marcus Calabrese

As per our invitation, we are presenting op-eds from the candidates for the May 1 local elections in Norfolk, Newport News, Williamsburg, Chesapeake and Hampton. The articles will appear in the order in which they are received and exactly as they were sent to us. By Marcus A. Calabrese As someone who has represented children, … Continue reading Norfolk candidate op-ed: Marcus Calabrese

Norfolk candidate op-ed: Jesse Scaccia

As per our invitation, we are presenting op-eds from the candidates for the May 1 local elections in Norfolk, Newport News, Williamsburg, Chesapeake and Hampton. The articles will appear in the order in which they are received and exactly as they were sent to us It Takes a Village to Raise a School By Jesse … Continue reading Norfolk candidate op-ed: Jesse Scaccia

George Allen 2012: Old Dogs, New Tricks

Guest post by Bwana at Large Virginia Democrats and Republicans have chosen their champions for the 2012 Senate race.  Both have sent out into the countryside for the finest wines, cheeses, and silken fabric so each may present a fitting coronation of former Gov. Tim Kaine for the Democrats and former Gov./Sen. George Allen for … Continue reading George Allen 2012: Old Dogs, New Tricks

Google and public engagement

Guest post by Carole Garrison Politics are constantly changing so is the way we interact with candidates. One interesting change is the ability for people to submit questions using Google Moderator. Charlottesville Tomorrow and The Daily Progress are employing this technology for their upcoming debates for the Charlottesville City Council and the Albemarle Board of … Continue reading Google and public engagement