Monthly Archives: September 2012

Try to Remember the Times of September

This is a post I wrote in 2006, five years after 9/11 Just some random memories.  Nothing special.  A remarkable day in the nation’s history when we pulled together.  Ordinary people stepped up to do extraordinary things. What I’ll never … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Takes Gambling Case

As die-hard readers may know, I have pushed legislation for the past two years to re-classify poker and similar card games as “games of skill” so that they are exempt from the state’s anti-gambling statute.  (A related bill permits charitable organizations to … Continue reading

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Back to School!

I spent yesterday evening in front of Robert Frost Middle School in Fairfax shaking hands of incoming parents.  Tonight I will be at Rocky Run Middle in Chantilly. It’s September which means that it’s “back to school” time for kids … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Honest

This Sunday was the Virginia Beach half-marathon, which took place on a humid Tidewater morning.  I was one of 20,000 participants, hitting the course at  7:05 a.m. as we jogged past rock bands, cheerleaders and semi-celebrity attendees (was that Frank Shorter?) … Continue reading

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It’s Actually Reckless

From yesterday’s Post. This tragedy need not be repeated. Virginia’s “texting while driving” law is a classic case of a legislative solution with good intentions but counter-productive results.  (note:  I voted for the original bill also). The bottom line is … Continue reading

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