[insert your issue here]-baiting makes for bad politics, in Virginia and Everywhere Else

Whether red-baiting or race-baiting or [insert your issue here]-baiting, it all makes for bad politics. In turn, bad politics makes for bad policy. And, bad news too. Consider this headline from a recent Roanoke Times article, “Don’t believe Senate GOP looks out for blacks“. Really? Absolutely not necessary. The Virginia Republican party leaders should call …

Virginia Uranium: Dig Baby Dig

A lot of folks in Virginia have no idea that the Commonwealth has large deposits of uranium. It can be a very lucrative money maker for Virginia. The thing is, the Virginia government says it cannot be mined. You can explore it, but not extract it. At least not yet. The Virginia Assembly has taken …

The Hungry Government Syndrome Spreads to Virginia

When economic times are tough, governments get hungry – especially the local governments. In my parts of the Commonwealth – Northern Virginia – higher taxes and regulations are how most of the local governments survive. Rather than cut services that should be done by the private sector and reduce red tape, taxes go up and …

Around the Commonwealth …

About three hours from Washington, DC at Virginia’s Eastern Shore is the NASA Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS). Established in 1945, the spaceport provides launch support services and facilities to the U.S. government, the private sector, and academia. This week NASA will be testing a potential new crew abort method for …