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A Marine Remembers

This is not a plug for the local cable TV show I co-host with my friend Tom Coen.  Some might view it that way, but that’s not the reason I’m writing this particular column.  Rather, I want to talk about a guest we had recently, a remarkable man that Tom interviewed.  I was just watching and helping out with this shoot.  We do a lot of interviews on CVTVs “Rappahannock Issues.” We talk to local officials, politicians, representatives of local charities and business people.  When we first started the show I was worried that we wouldn’t find enough topics and guests to produce a weekly show.  I was wrong.  But, last week was by far one of my favorite programs.

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McAuliffe deserves “A” for his first year-and-a-half in governor’s seat

As a good Democrat I have a confession to make.  In 2013 I wasn’t Terry McAuliffe’s most enthusiastic supporter.

Read more: McAuliffe deserves “A” for his first year-and-a-half in governor’s seat

How about Mark Warner for Vice President?

Years ago when then former Governor and now Sen. Mark Warner was thinking about running for President, I was on-board with his campaign.  Indeed, most Virginia Democrats readily listed themselves as Warner for President Supporters.

Read more: How about Mark Warner for Vice President?

75 years ago “the few” saved Britain from defeat

Back in 1986 I was a guest at a dear friend’s wedding and the reception was in a town called Chingford.
It’s a suburb of London.  And my wife and I were seated next to an older gentleman who told us, as we were all trying to make conversation, that during the war he occasionally had been directed to a small airfield not far away.

Read more: 75 years ago “the few” saved Britain from defeat

The Cyber Combat Academy helps our wounded warriors find a place in the new economy

There are some pretty grim statistics when it comes to wounded vets from our recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  And they don’t make pleasant reading.  Economically, these men and women just aren’t doing well.  The unemployment rate for wounded and ill veterans is staggeringly high.  We just aren’t succeeding at helping integrate these young men and women back into the workforce.

Read more: The Cyber Combat Academy helps our wounded warriors find a place in the new economy

An Idaho man not afraid to talk about our debt crisis

He’s not a household name.  At least not outside of Idaho.  That’s the state he represents in the United States Senate.  He’s been in politics for several decades and follows a straightforward kind of western conservatism.
In other words, like a lot of westerners, he has a libertarian streak.  

Read more: An Idaho man not afraid to talk about our debt crisis

 

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