Monthly Archives: May 2011

Big River, Still Rolling

Several years ago, I read John Barry’s “Rising Tide,” which described the 1927 Mississippi flood which killed hundreds and left nearly a million homeless.  It was a great read, documenting the history of the Mississippi Valley and the never-ending struggle to … Continue reading

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LCV Dinner in Warrenton

Tonight was a treat.  I had the chance to take my wife to the League of Conservation Voters annual reception in Warrenton.  The fundraising reception took place at a beautiful mansion on Airlie Road, a couple miles west of Rte … Continue reading

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Phil Hamilton Convicted

Story from Newport News is here. Power in Richmond is often concentrated in the hands of a few people, especially on state budget issues.  For years, Phil Hamilton was absolutely one of those people.  Now he’s been convicted of public corruption … Continue reading

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MD Law Opens Up In-state Tuition

I don’t follow Maryland politics closely.  It’s a different political culture and lacks the two-party balance of Virginia.  Its legislature also sits for a longer period of time, which means there are more opportunities for wacky things to happen.  Unrelatedly (of course), the Maryland Governor … Continue reading

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Mark Warner Gets It

Spent two hours this morning meeting Korean business leaders in Annandale, with U.S. Senator Mark Warner.  He was there to talk about various business issues on Capitol Hill, including the the Korean Free Trade Agreement, immigration reform and the “Gang of … Continue reading

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