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

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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

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

Norfolk Commissioner’s and Treasurer’s offices

Guest post by Douglas E. Knack Beat up on the Commissioner of the Revenue’s and the Treasurer’s offices in Norfolk season must have begun again. A recent newspaper had fraternal twin stories about them. What I took away from these stories is threefold. >" /> First, both offices are dysfunctional. Why is it that the … Continue reading Norfolk Commissioner’s and Treasurer’s offices

H.R. #3: assault on women’s health

Guest post by Viola Baskerville Last week America paid her final respects to one of our most beloved First Ladies, Betty Ford. Time Magazine once called her the “Fighting First Lady” for her outspoken political views and support for women’s rights. She was a Republican who lobbied for the ERA Amendment to the United States … Continue reading H.R. #3: assault on women’s health

Another view: silly rules

Guest post by Carole Garrison Sometimes, rules that are put in effect for the good have unconsidered negative results.This came to mind when I heard swordfish boat captain Linda Greenlaw speak at the Mariners Museum. A question came up about the quota boat captains are allowed to bring into the fisheries. Captain Greenlaw said that … Continue reading Another view: silly rules

Tailgating in Virginia Beach: why the disparity in ordinances?

Guest post by Maria L. LoPresto Parrotheads, the common name fans who follow singer/songwriter/best selling author Jimmy Buffett are an eclectic, fun, group of folks who are all ages (children are called “parakeets” and I have seen individuals at Buffett shows in their mid 80s, dancing to famous hits such as “Fins”, “Cheeseburger in Paradise," … Continue reading Tailgating in Virginia Beach: why the disparity in ordinances?