Monthly Archives: October 2008

Civil Discourse in October Debates

Over the past few weeks, I have been pitching in as a surrogate speaker for Mark Warner or Barack Obama.  Wednesday morning, I was at Oakton High School to represent Warner at a series of debates before the 12th grade … Continue reading

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The Bay, Jobs and Biofuels

Today I was down in Norfolk for a meeting of the Energy & Environment Commission at Old Dominion University.  It was a gorgeous fall day, the sun glistening off the Bay as I crossed the HRBT from Hampton. The topic of … Continue reading

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Fall Festival on Main Street

Just got back a few minutes ago from the Fairfax City Fall Festival.  It was bright sunny day, temperatures in the mid-80′s.  Just a perfect day. Delegate David Bulova and I had a booth right on Main Street, across from … Continue reading

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When it Comes to Donations, Size Does Matter

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/06/AR2008100603160_2.html An interesting and perhaps long-overdue article in the Post today highlighting the large donations made by some Virginians to certain state officials. As the article notes, all this is legal.  There are no limits in Virginia.  You can give … Continue reading

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Back from Bear Creek

This week, Wednesday and Thursday, I was down at Bear Creek Lake State Park in Cumberland County with members of the joint House and Senate Agriculture and Natural Resource Commitees. The occasion was an intense twelve-hour “boot camp” on all environmental … Continue reading

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