The times, they are a-changin’
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / National / Politics / Race / Virginia

The times, they are a-changin’

To say I was floored by the election results last week would be an understatement. Only in the last 24 hours have I truly been able to articulate why I am so devastated by Hillary Clinton’s loss. My first reactions were simply to how this affected me personally. But as I have gotten out of … Continue reading

ICYMI: Don’t break Norfolk School Board into wards
2014 Elections / Local / Norfolk / Politics / Race

ICYMI: Don’t break Norfolk School Board into wards

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Thursday. In it, I discuss why I believe the elected school board Norfolk’s voters approved Tuesday should be elected at-large and not by ward. I’ve lived here long enough to see that the ward system has not been good for Norfolk. Yes, it got a third … Continue reading

ICYMI: Virginia’s redistricting dilemma
Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics / Race / Virginia

ICYMI: Virginia’s redistricting dilemma

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Thursday. In it, I discuss the effects of the U.S. Supreme court decision in Shelby on the upcoming redrawing of Virginia’s 3rd – and surrounding – congressional district. I covered some of this ground in my earlier op-eds, particularly just after Shelby and after a bill … Continue reading

Quick hits 5/23/14
Education / Fun stuff / Hampton Roads / Local / National / Politics / Race

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

Marriage equality case fast-tracked in 4th Circuit
Local / Marshall Newman Amendment / Politics / Race / Virginia

Marriage equality case fast-tracked in 4th Circuit

From the AFER press release yesterday: Richmond, VA – On Monday, March 10, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit granted AFER’s proposed motion for an expedited briefing schedule in Virginia’s marriage equality case, Bostic v. Schaefer (formerly Bostic v. Rainey). On February 13, 2014, the Federal District Court for the Eastern … Continue reading