Monthly Archives: November 2011

Super Committee Failure — What it Means in VA

Just prior to Thanksgiving, the bipartisan “Super Committee” charged with eliminating the nation’s deficit essentially gave up on finding an agreed solution. I know you were shocked to hear that. Currently, the nation is running about a $1.3 trillion deficit, … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. It’s been a great year for our family, featuring the birth of a beautiful new daughter in August.  I feel fortunate that everyone close to me is healthy, and we are doing relatively well.  … Continue reading

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Pat Rodio, Fairfax City Gentleman

Today I attended the funeral of Mr. Pasquale “Pat” Rodio, long-time community leader in Fairfax City.  Pat was 94 years old.  The services were at St. Leo’s Catholic Church. While Pat was my grandparents’ age (if they were still alive), I got to know … Continue reading

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The Failure of Big-Time College Athletics

Absolute power corrupts.  And absolute power corrupts absolutely. The foregoing statement originated to describe 19th century European despots.  Their 21st century equivalents?  I’ll let you draw your own conclusions. I’m not here to bash college sports.  I love scholastic sports.  … Continue reading

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Senate Retreats to Mason Inn

It’s a cold day in Fairfax. The trees are bare.  The campaign signs have been put away The Senate of Virginia is back together again for our annual briefing on state budget issues.   This year’s edition is at the Mason Inn … Continue reading

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