More jobs lost in Southwest Virginia

More job losses for The Roanoke Times, my first daily newspaper gig back in the 1960s. In August, the paper will move its printing operations to Lynchburg, where it will be printed by the News & Advance press. ┬áPrint advertising inserts of sale items will be handled by The Richmond Times Dispatch. ┬áBoth papers, like […]

Oh oh, the rabid right is angry with Bob McDonnell

The rabid right wing of the Republican party saw Bob McDonnell’s election as a road to the past, restoring the shameful and restrictive policies of the Old South to the Old Dominion. Now they’re not so sure. “He clearly cannot be trusted,” Joe Glover, a Republican activist who lives near Lynchburg and heads the Family […]

McDonnell panders to Northern Virginia

Newly-elected Republican Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will do just about anything to keep his Northern Virginia cronies happy, even if it means screwing other areas of the Old Dominion. McDonnell wants to mess with Virginia education funding formula to send more money to Northern Virginia while cutting state contributions to school systems in our region. […]