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ICYMI: 2017 YWCA Women of Distinction2017 WODvjp

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:36:12 +0000

Last month, the YWCA South Hampton Roads honored 12 women from across Hampton Roads. According to the website: Women of Distinction are women from all walks of life in our community whose professional accomplishments and/or philanthropic efforts truly epitomize the potential of every woman. Each year, the YWCA South Hampton Roads recognizes and celebrates the … Continue reading ICYMI: 2017 YWCA Women of Distinction (image)

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Check voter registration TODAYtake-action-buttonvjp

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:10:17 +0000

The deadline to register to vote in the June 13th primary is TODAY, May 22. But “registration” doesn’t just include those voting for the first time. If you have moved recently, updating your address is also a part of registration. You can register to vote, including checking your current registration here. Don’t delay.  Filed under: … Continue reading Check voter registration TODAY (image)

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June 13th primary candidateselection-ahead-sign-375x250vjp

Mon, 15 May 2017 21:13:18 +0000

In just under a month, Virginia voters will head to the polls to select party nominees for various offices. As has been the case in recent years, when you go to the polls, you’ll have to choose either a Democratic or Republican ballot. You can’t vote in both primaries. I mentioned the names of the … Continue reading June 13th primary candidates (image)

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Like drinking from a firehosefire-hosevjp

Fri, 12 May 2017 17:33:52 +0000

That’s what the last few months have felt like. It has been overwhelming. The sh!tshow that is the state of our national politics accounts for much of it. It is impossible to ignore the daily hourly minute-by-minute avalanche of stuff coming out of Washington. Yes, Donald Trump has been a disaster, but so has the … Continue reading Like drinking from a firehose (image)

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ALERT: SB 1487 action needed todaytake-action-buttonvjptake-action-button

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:47:31 +0000

If you’ve been following the saga of Norfolk Treasurer Anthony Burfoot, then you know that some serious change needs to be made to the laws in Virginia which allow him to stay in office while appealing his felony convictions. A house bill addressing the situation – automatic suspension from office upon conviction – was discussed … Continue reading ALERT: SB 1487 action needed today (image)

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On being an elector in 2016electors2016vjpelectors2016

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:08:27 +0000

This has been an interesting year to be a member of the Electoral College. As with everything that I do, I spent a significant amount of time researching our role. Of course, had Hillary Clinton won the election, all that research would have gone to waste 🙂 I’ve written a couple of op-eds (1, 2) … Continue reading On being an elector in 2016 (image)

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The times, they are a-changin’dylanvjpdylanelectionmap16hpp_gayredistrictingeffectsredistrictingvacourtorderedelectoralcollegeissue

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 01:22:29 +0000

To say I was floored by the election results last week would be an understatement. Only in the last 24 hours have I truly been able to articulate why I am so devastated by Hillary Clinton’s loss. My first reactions were simply to how this affected me personally. But as I have gotten out of … Continue reading The times, they are a-changin’ (image)

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The state of the raceElection pinned on noticeboardvjpElection pinned on noticeboard

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:22:42 +0000

It’s been really difficult to watch this election cycle. In all honesty, November 8 can’t get here soon enough. And that’s saying something, given how much of a political junkie I’ve been. Because I’m literally swamped all the time, I get most of my news through Twitter. Which, it seems, is where most of the … Continue reading The state of the race (image)

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Catching upop-edvjpop-ed

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:42:49 +0000

It’s been a while since I posted anything about my columns in The Virginian-Pilot – mainly because it’s been a while since I wrote anything! I see the last post I did was in May 2015! It hasn’t been that long since I wrote anything but life kinda got busy. And then when I tried … Continue reading Catching up (image)

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Burfoot is toastburtytheader-2vjpburtytheader-2

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:24:58 +0000

The shocking indictment (pdf) and surprise guilty plea of Norfolk developer Ronnie Boone virtually guarantees that Anthony Burfoot, current Norfolk Treasurer and former council member, is going to jail. Burfoot’s trial is scheduled to start on November 7. Wanna bet he pleads out before then? In exchange, of course, for identifying and giving dirt on … Continue reading Burfoot is toast (image)

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