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The real ‘rat’

BY: - September 26, 2022

From The Washington Post: “Freshman enrollment at Virginia Military Institute has plummeted by 25 percent this year, prompting alarm and debate among officials and alumni about how to fix the problem. … For the past two years, the college has faced intense scrutiny over racism and sexism on its Lexington campus, fueling a public battle […]

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Party favor

BY: - September 19, 2022

From The Virginia Mercury: Former Libertarian Party of Virginia Chair Holly Ward “said the disarray over the Libertarians’ status in Virginia is part of a bigger battle over the national party’s tone and focus. The resolution to dissolve the state party, which Ward says was approved [Sept. 11] in a 7-6-1 vote by the party’s […]

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The stepping stone

BY: - September 12, 2022

From The Richmond Times-Dispatch: “Following Youngkin’s budget report Aug. 19 to the General Assembly money committees — remarks delivered seven months into his term but seemingly made with the 2024 presidential race in mind — [Senate Minority Leader Tommy] Norment publicly gave voice to what fellow Republican legislators have been saying privately: That Youngkin’s unofficial candidacy […]

Carbon footprint

BY: - September 7, 2022

From The Virginia Mercury: “Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration announced their newest plans for how they intend to withdraw Virginia from a regional carbon market Wednesday, a move critics say is not allowed by law, would drain important state programs of funding and would hurt the fight against climate change.”

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Under new management

BY: - August 30, 2022

From The New Yorker: “When private equity takes over a nursing home: After an investment firm bought St. Joseph’s Home for the Aged, in Richmond, Virginia, the company reduced staff, removed amenities, and set the stage for a deadly outbreak of COVID-19.”

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Crossing the Delaware, 2022

BY: - August 26, 2022

From The Virginia Mercury: “Among Balow’s criticisms of the draft standards was their use of the word “succession” instead of “secession.” She also referenced the removal of the “Father of our Country” title for George Washington and “Father of the Constitution” title for James Madison, which the Department of Education has said was done in error.”

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Time to hit the brakes?

BY: - August 15, 2022

From The Virginia Mercury: The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation uses several performance factors including ridership to determine the budget allocations for dozens of transit agencies. But ridership declined during the pandemic because more people were working from home instead of commuting to offices. Now, transit agencies are worried their budgets will be reduced […]

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A juggling act

BY: - August 1, 2022

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A lost cause

BY: - July 27, 2022

From the Washington Post: “Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) has appointed a historian to the state Board of Historic Resources who has defended the state’s Confederate monuments and condemned their destruction as a “dangerous” rewriting of history. Ann Hunter McLean of Richmond, the former head of a Christian school, told an online publication that she believes […]

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Speaking of inside jobs…

BY: - July 18, 2022

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No such thing as bad publicity?

BY: - July 11, 2022

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‘No comment’

BY: - July 2, 2022

From the Cardinal News: “As the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection continued its series of public hearings with the bombshell testimony of another witness Tuesday, many of the Republican lawmakers from Virginia who previously supported former President Donald Trump’s push to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election either try to avoid […]