A Cemetery in the Mountains

Last weekend I visited my parents in Lynchburg, Virginia, and this was only the second time I’d been there since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Having nowhere I needed to be in no specific hurry, on Friday I took a scenic route down through the Shenandoah Valley to Natural Bridge, then across Virginia Route 130 backContinue reading “A Cemetery in the Mountains”

On Ken Cuccinelli, Vice Presidential Candidate

Mitt Romney is closing in on choosing his running mate for November. Last week, coinciding with the pummeling he took in the nedia over some disclosures about his tenure at Bain Capital, the suggestion of Condi Rice was floated.  Rumors this week are swirling around Rob Portman and Tim Pawlenty.  And, of course, Virginia governorContinue reading “On Ken Cuccinelli, Vice Presidential Candidate”

On McCain’s Play For “Real Virginia”

John McCain’s presidential campaign is making a play for a new state — Real Virginia. Northern Virginia, as McCain spokesperson Nancy Pfotenhauer notes, is growing increasingly Democratic. So, too, is the Virginia Beach area, the Richmond-Fredericksburg corridor, and Albemarle County. The rest of the state is heavily Republican, but the demographic trends of the stateContinue reading “On McCain’s Play For “Real Virginia””