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Virginia’s political history goes back a long ways. It has its share of heroes and villains, but it’s hard to think of anyone who has fallen further and harder than our former Governor, Bob McDonnell.
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Economists by nature tend to be a bit gloomy. As the old joke goes, they find the dark cloud behind every silver lining. And while yes, they can be a depressing bunch, they also are good, as the late Paul Harvey used to say, “…at telling the rest of the story.” That’s the case with the current unemployment situation.
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(Editor’s Note: David is on personal leave this week. This is a reprint of one of his first articles written for The Journal in 2003.)
Being a Virginian is probably one of my greatest sources of pride. And yet, when asked why I have such enthusiasm and why I carry on so about being a Virginian, I sometimes have trouble explaining myself. What is it about being from the Commonwealth that evokes such a response? It is, after all, just one of fifty states, and by no means is it the largest, the most prosperous, or even the most well known.
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I am sure if you asked Mark Warner what his political ambitions are he would say, simply, getting reelected to the U.S. Senate and to continue representing the Commonwealth.
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Is it possible to define the beginning and end of a century by something other than the calendar? The immediate answer is no. But, one history professor I remember tried anyway. His view was that centuries could be defined in terms of eras and events.
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Most of us think we live in a representative democracy, but in Virginia, when it comes to the General Assembly, that’s not necessarily so. Thanks to legislative districts drawn with the sole aim of achieving a desired result, most voters don’t have much of a choice. Democracy has been sacrificed to preserve the party in power. And lest you think I am just picking on Republicans, I’m not. In days gone by the Democrats abused the system just as readily as the Republicans do now. But that doesn’t make it right.