Monthly Archives: April 2009

Aneesh Chopra: Movin’ On Up

One of the neat things about this job is when you meet a rising star. Nobody’s rising faster these days than Aneesh Chopra, the former Virginia Secretary of Technology.  President Obama just named Aneesh as the nation’s first technology officer.  Upon … Continue reading

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Money Talks, #$@! Walks

That was a saying made famous in my youth from a Congressman busted by the FBI in the “Abscam” investigation.  The point was that, in politics, the influence belongs to those with the most money. Now that’s not totally true.  There are … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day To You

It’s Wednesday, April 22nd.  Happy Earth Day to everyone.  I have many thoughts about the condition of our temporal home in the early 21st century.  I’ve also had recent occasion to talk about it, including at the George Mason University Sustainabilty … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Weekend

It was a great weekend to be outdoors.  And that’s where I spent most of it. Saturday began with the Fairfax Little League parade, starting from my back yard (literally) at Paul VI Catholic High School and ending a couple blocks away … Continue reading

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“The Gloucester Forty” and the Right to Petition

Every Assembly session features a side story which probably deserves its own novel. This year, I would nominate the story of the “Gloucester Forty.”  I have no involvement in Gloucester County and no first-hand knowledge of the facts.  However, I heard hours … Continue reading

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