The American public expects every level of government to solve problems; when government fails in this responsibility, the public responds by placing it under new leadership.
Wow! The voters spoke loudly last week, all across the nation. Was the White House listening? Fairfax County voters continued the tradition started in 2004 when Democratic Presidential candidate Senator John Kerry carried the county by more than 33,000 votes. The following year, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tim Kaine won the […]
As the News-Press went to press at 9:30 p.m. last night, the Associated Press and NBC declared James Webb the winner in Virginia and rumors abounded that incumbent Senator George Allen was about to concede.
Politics and Hubris I had an interesting and enlightening discussion with a former member of the church I attend at our polling place on Tuesday morning. He told me that he had left the church because he felt it could not tolerate his conservative views.
The telephone rang in our kitchen this weekend, and the recorded voice asked if we would respond to a political survey. My husband grimaced and handed the telephone to me. It was a WUSA Channel 9 poll, surveying responses about the Senate race in Virginia. It was one of those […]
This column is being written after a long night watching the national election returns with old friends at the National Democratic Club close to the capitol in Washington.
Democratic contender James Webb is on the verge of one of the great political upsets in the history of Virginia. As we move to the election on Tuesday, polls continue to show him with a thin but perceptible lead over incumbent U.S. Senator George Allen in a race that has […]
Has anyone not noticed there is an election on Tuesday? Every day brings some new revelation about campaigns, candidates, or suspected cover-ups, and it’s easy to gloat, or be cynical, depending on your perspective. Election handicappers tell us that 2006 is a watershed year, a mid-term election that has a […]
October has already been the third most deadly month for American troops in Iraq. Since the invasion, 2,814 brave soldiers have lost their lives. Sectarian violence between warring Iraqi factions is spilling out from urban centers into more rural communities. Innocent civilians are caught in the crossfire because there is […]
Snowflakes greeted us as we entered Douthat State Park near Clifton Forge for the annual retreat of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources. Although it was a little late in the season and rather chilly, it was an absolutely beautiful time to be in the mountains for […]