As Virginia's flagship university begins to heal and deal with the many tough decisions that undoubtedly lie ahead, it owes a big debt to Bob McDonnell for focusing minds and getting the institution back on track.
Many corporate leaders in Virginia stated their discomfort to the social legislation being pushed in the legislature -- "vaginal probes" just isn't the kind of thing that most companies want to be associated with. Will this lead them to pull back on the gas pedal of money to the GOP?
On the Sullivan question, the faculty stance is well-known. Contrary to the myth of lazy professors, the Faculty Senate worked hard to support Sullivan.
Whether Mark Kington's resignation Tuesday came from moral acknowledgement of wrongdoing or a panicked response to public frustration, his stepping down has been the only true statement he's made.
The NRA's "Circus of Fear" depends on misinformation and myths to generate attacks on politicians who have the gall to address the gun violence that continues to destroy families and communities every day in America.
The Vice Presidency is an odd job interview. Best way to apply is to deny desiring the position. Saying exemplary things about the candidate never hurts.
I'm sending Governor Chris Christie a flying chancla for vetoing a marriage equality bill and contending that the people of New Jersey should vote on the matter.
This week we discuss topics including: Mitt Romney loves lamp; the Tea Party wagging the Republican dog; Romney briefly made sense on spending; no transvaginal ultrasound law in Virginia; the Muslim rumors are back; and others.
Women are increasingly realizing there may be no place for them in the formerly Grand Old Party, except as second class citizens, their rights defined...
The GOP has followed its extremist fringe off the deep end, leaving the rest of us back in the reality based world, and befuddled. Their strategists warned them not to do this, but it appears that to the GOP, unhinged fringe issues are like catnip.
It's curious that the very candidates who complain that the Republic may be at stake unless President Obama is defeated, suddenly cite family issues and "not being ready" when it comes time to fight for the things they believe in.
The Post story included the what, who, where and how of basic journalism. What was missing was the why. Why is sea level rising and eroding the beach in Chincoteague?
Virginia Democrats are at a crossroads: do we want to continue to live in the "Old Virginny," or will we summon the will to make the fundamental changes needed to compete in the "New Virginny"? That choice is now up to us.
At a time like this it is essential that government emergency services, particularly federal, be ready to help those areas that need relief. Think back to Katrina. We learned a lot from that catastrophe, did we not? Well, not all of us. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor didn't.
There is a reason Karl Rove and the Bush family have fought this guy. Perry just either says what he wants with no regard for outcomes, or says what he wants with full regard for outcomes. I suspect it's the latter.
It is estimated that 800,000 victims (children and adults) are trafficked across international borders and that 100,000-300,000 U.S.-born underage victims are forced into sexual slavery in the U.S. every year.