Tagged: Virginia


My First Murder Investigation

I stared at my notes as the last couple hours swirled around in my head. This seemed too insane to actually be true.


A Love Letter To The Blue Ridge Parkway

For most of us across the country, today was the first day it truly felt like fall. Not just because heat wasn’t breaking records like it was a game or something, but due to...

Elections In The Meantime

Everyone is transfixed on the battle for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, but there are some really interesting major races happening this fall.

Ordinary World: Virginia, Oh Virginia

New controversies are swirling in the Old Dominion as the chaos in Richmond continues into a second week. Here is the latest in the ever-changing landscape of Virginia government scandal:

More Chaos in Virginia Governor’s Controversy

Even for a state who traces it’s origins of governance to clandestine and often rowdy meetings in the Apollo Room of the Raleigh Tavern, this is getting pretty chaotic:

Virginia 33rd State to Expand Medicaid

Earlier this week, Virginia became the 33rd State to pass legislation expanding Medicaid. While the national conversation still mostly focuses on the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare, the majority of states have quietly expanded government-run healthcare options.

Linky Friday #57

Burt Likko fills in for Will Truman for this week’s aggregation of dozens of links to themed web randomness!


A certain kind of religious activist takes it as a given, and as an imperative, that the Decalogue must be displayed prominently on and in public buildings. Gratefully, these folks are rare; sadly, they have influence...

Walking in the Footsteps of Pioneers

“Patrick Henry Esq., Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all whom these presents shall come greeting. Know ye that by virtue and in consideration of a land office treasury…there is granted by the...

A brief aside on yesterday’s election in Virginia

I live in Virginia (albeit one of the commonwealth’s few liberal strongholds*) and got my start in the blogosphere as a Virginia politics blogger, so if you’ll forgive me, I’m going to indulge my...


I have no idea why cap-and-trade is an issue in Virginia’s attorney general race, but Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli had this to say on the subject at RedState (note: “Ration and Tax” is Cuccinelli’s...