Monthly Archives: February 2011

House Dunks Over Senate

Ever been to a basketball game where the score resembled a wrestling match? That’s what it felt like when I looked at the half-time score of 13-2 in the annual House vs. Senate “Capital Classic” to benefit the VCU Massey … Continue reading

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“Left in Committee”: The Sad Tale of SB 832 & 848

As a person who struggles with legislative issues, I try to follow the title of a famous Eighties film in my votes and actions in Richmond: Do the right thing. It’s a good slogan to live by, because it’s flexible and … Continue reading

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If you are the parent of a teenager ….

You need to read this story . I cannot get it out of my head. The authorities tell us the “zero tolerance” system is working. No, actually it’s not.

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JJ report (2011) — What a party

Last night was the annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner for the Democratic Party of Virginia.  The event, which is the state party’s major fundraiser, was held  at the Richmond Convention Center.  Some 1,400 people attended – about half of whom are reputedly candidates for U.S. … Continue reading

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JJ report (2011) — What a party

Last night was the annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner for the Democratic Party of Virginia.  The event, which is the state party’s major fundraiser, was held  at the Richmond Convention Center.  Some 1,400 people attended – about half of whom are reputedly candidates for U.S. … Continue reading

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