McAuliffe’s Mysterious Cuba Trip, More Legal and Business Judgement Questions

The Washington Post published today an article about Terry McAuliffe’s  Cuba trip:  “For McAuliffe, Cuba trip to promote Va. products was a bust.” My prior posts on McAuliffe’s Cuba trip are available here and here. According to an unnamed McAuliffe campaign official quoted in the story, McAuliffe no longer had copies of the paperwork for the 2010 Cuba trip. They may …

Sarvis Do the right thing, follow Ron Paul’s Lead in Virginia

On Friday last week, Ron Paul endorsed Ken Cuccinelli for Virginia governor. This is a direct shot at libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis’s campaign. Sarvis has been drawing some interesting numbers — about 10% according to some polls.  If correct, Sarvis may end up handing the governor’s mansion to pro-government liberal Terry McAuliffe. Sarvis, you made your point …

Extraordinary Virginian: D.H. at Cracker Barrel

There is a lot of negative news in these parts lately. A federal government shutdown is starting to take a toll on some Virginia families that work for the federal government. The governor’s campaign is becoming increasingly negative. Governor’s race? Jason, what are you talking about, there is a campaign? Yes amigos. In fact there …

On Eve of Federal Government Shutdown, Liberal Virginia Democrats Fundraising in DC

The Democratic Party’s liberal wing held a fancy fundraiser  yesterday evening for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at the Clinton’s million dollar house in Northwest DC. This will not go over well in Northern Virginia, home to several thousand federal workers who may be staying at home this week because Republicans and Democrats are unable to …

Virginia Makes a Little Outer Space History, Again

Tired of the gloom and doom brigade and the federal government shutdown news coverage? Looking for some good news? Well, look up. Way up to the stars. A little outer space history was made this weekend and Virginia had a big role in it. Launched from the oldest launch facility in the United States (yes, …

Terry McAuliffe’s Potential Cuba Problem, Part 2

The gubernatorial debate earlier this week was a clear win for Cuccinelli camp. They needed it. McAuliffe demeanor throughout the debate telegraphed a somewhat dismissive air; an individual devoid of ideas and determined to stick with a talking points approach for just about everything. I have not really been focusing on the Virginia gubernatorial campaign, but …

Smithfield Hams, Made in Virginia (Owned by the Chinese Government)

Running out of quality bacon is a clear and present danger to the United States.  At least it should be. Barely any Virginia politician has a said word — good or bad — about the acquisition of Smithfield by Shuanghui International Holdings Limited, majority shareholder of mainland China’s largest meat processing enterprise, Henan Shuanghui Development. Yet, why …