Slowly, but surely, I’m getting back in the swing of things. And my calendar is filling up 🙂 A few things I have on my plate to participate in that may interested you: June 3 – panel discussion after the screening of “Political Animals,”which is being shown as a part of the 4th Annual LGBT … Continue reading Upcoming
As previously mentioned, I was appointed by the Hillary Clinton campaign to the DNC Rules Committee. Our meeting was yesterday – and what a meeting it was! I posted on my Facebook page various parts of it as it was occurring. What I want to cover here is the biggest piece of the meeting: the … Continue reading DNC Rules Committee meeting
With this post, I started blogging in this space eight years ago today. Time has truly flown. As I look back over my posts from that first month, it’s interesting to see what issues were important then and where we are today. Norfolk will again have council elections this May. There are new faces representing … Continue reading 8 years at it
A farmer, “less than 10 miles” from the site of the proposed uranium mining operation, has penned this piece on the subject. “We are being treated like a mere economic colony of Northern Virginia and Richmond.” Indeed.
My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Thursday. I don’t often write about the politics of taxation but in this case, I felt like something needed to be written. I’ve had far too many folks – students, family, friends, former clients – who don’t get the connection between Congressional action on the fiscal … Continue reading ICYMI: Another delay rolls down Capitol Hill
My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot last Thursday. I, along with hundreds of others, attended the State of the Region presentation last Tuesday. The presentation itself highlights some of the economic trends in Hampton Roads. The entire 200+ page report is available on the website of the ODU Economic Forecasting Project. While … Continue reading ICYMI: The state shirks its responsibility
My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Wednesday. In a rare instance, I found myself on the same side of the issue as Gov. Bob McDonnell. But this isn’t a partisan issue at all. Take a look at the supporters and opponents and you’ll see folks on both sides of the aisle in … Continue reading ICYMI: Laboring to keep the post-Labor Day start
“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin As we roll into a new year, here’s a quick recap of the top posts viewed on this blog over the last year. American Idol results 03/31/11: two eliminated “It … Continue reading Happy New Year!
The Hampton Roads cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk and Virginia Beach have started a process to determine what, if any, services can be combined to cut costs. The project, as outlined in this article, includes input from business executives in the region and is being led by the Hampton Roads Partnership, which describes the project here. … Continue reading Chesapeake, Norfolk, Va Beach look to share services
Watching a little TV this morning, I heard the umpteenth example of just how dumb some of the media “experts” are. The host was relaying a story about a dinner at the White House. It was just after Gerald Ford had become president and he and Betty invited their long time friends, Tip O’Neill and … Continue reading The dumbing down of America