- Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 11:04
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It’s the end of summer and the last thing we should be worrying about are partisan shenanigans in Richmond.
Yes, there is a General Assembly election going on, but by this time of year the legislature itself should be adjourned not to reconvene until 2016. But this year, it seemed the unbridled partisanship and the political maneuvering couldn’t wait.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015 11:03
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Economists can be a dreary bunch. We are rarely if ever all that optimistic. What’s the old saying? An economist’s job is to find the cloud behind every silver lining.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 August 2015 10:24
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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.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015 10:25
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As a good Democrat I have a confession to make. In 2013 I wasn’t Terry McAuliffe’s most enthusiastic supporter.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 11:29
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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.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 July 2015 09:03
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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.