Today our hearts are in Blacksburg

April 16, 2007 | Comments Off on Today our hearts are in Blacksburg

From: Gene Nichol To the College Community: Today our hearts are in Blacksburg, and broken. The massive and senseless violence suffered by our friends and colleagues at Virginia Tech is beyond our comprehension, and theirs. I know that many of you, like me, have folks for whom you care deeply who have been touched, or […]

MADD about Immigration?

April 9, 2007 | Comments Off on MADD about Immigration?

Bill O’Reilly and Geraldo Rivera got into a shouting match on television last week. It was very loud, and quite heated. “This is the courtroom scene from ‘A Few Good Men’ after a case of Red Bull with the volume knob cranked to 11,” said Matthew Felling, an analyst with the Center for Media and […]

Illegal Immigration

March 5, 2007 | 1 Comment

Local leaders of Chesterfield County asked the school board to investigate the legal status of children they suspected of being illegal immigrants. The school leaders denied the request, leaving local leaders a little annoyed, but as determined as ever to fight illegal immigration. Leaders of the movement against illegal immigration frame the issue as an […]

What’s the Frequency?

February 26, 2007 | 4 Comments

Virginians living near Quantico are having their buttons pushed by their military neighbors— their garage door buttons. The frequency used by many civilian remote controlled devices, including garage doors, is in the range of about 138 to 450 megahertz. In fact, the majority of garage doors operate right around 387 MHz. The government has reserved […]

Honestly, We Don’t Care About Your Credit

February 19, 2007 | Comments Off on Honestly, We Don’t Care About Your Credit

It’s been difficult to write this quick blog post about payday loans in Virginia. Every time I perform a simple web search, I’m bombarded with hundreds of links offering me quick, free, money. They “don’t care about my credit.” Luckily, I do. On Friday, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a series of reforms targeting […]

by Anon In this article, James Antle argues that the seemingly anomalous results of interstate custody battles over children of civil unions is due to the creation of an institution to parallel marriage, but which does not take child rearing as its central purpose. In the case he discusses (Miller-Jenkins v. Miller-Jenkins) a lesbian couple […]

VA: Eminent Domain

February 12, 2007 | Comments Off on VA: Eminent Domain

There is a recent story out of two state senators facing an ethics panel regarding conflict of interest charges involving eminent domain legislation. Interestingly, both men work for the law firm of Kaufman & Canoles, in Norfolk, and one actually resides here in Williamsburg. The two men are accused of representing clients who would profit […]

This article from a Lansing, Michigan newspaper caught my attention a few weeks ago–I received it from Google’s neat alert service–and I wanted to post it for any who are interested in green land use and smart growth. What struck me the most was how a group of grassroots conservationists decided to put their money […]

The Virginia House of Delegates will soon be considering a number of bills dealing with illegal immigration here in VA. Unfortunately, these bills seem to reflect more and more the sharp, anti-illegal immigrant trend that, while useful for venting anger and frustration at the situation, does little to address the true problem. First, the two […]

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