Monthly Archives: August 2009

Summer Winds Down

Yesterday was a beautiful day with a slight Chesapeake humidity.  I spent most the afternoon knocking on doors in the Shouse Village and Towlston Meadows neighborhoods off Route 7.  The neighbors were friendly but I did suffer two mishaps at … Continue reading

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Nation Remembers Ted Kennedy

The newspapers today are filled with tributes to U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy who passed away yesterday.  It’s hard to believe one could serve for 46 years in the U.S. Senate (well, Robert Byrd can believe it).  That is a more than a … Continue reading

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Zero Tolerance

In my time in public office, I’ve often been asked to vote on ”zero tolerance” policies.  Zero tolerance for drug use.  Zero tolerance for students with weapons.  Zero tolerance for DWI. While the underlying goals are important, I’ve always thought that “zero tolerance” policies … Continue reading

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Another NoVA vs. RoVA Article

I’m going to clash with my good friend Not Larry Sabato on this one (sorry Ben). I like Sandhya Samoshekar but I thought her article on Northern VA and the Deeds campaign was the pits.  First of all, it reduces NoVA … Continue reading

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Back in Session Today

The Senate is back in session today.  We are here to adjust Virginia’s criminal laws for the Melendez-Diaz opinion issued by Justice Scalia.  In a nutshell, we must give defendants a right to demand the presence of the technician for tests that may result … Continue reading

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