Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, November 26.
*Virginia’s parody of democracy (“95 percent of the state’s House races were either uncontested or blowouts…Races for the state Senate weren’t much more spine-tingling…If the two major parties’ leaders are intent on emulating the stolid Soviet apparatchiks of old and establishing a parody of democracy, they’re making fine progress.”)
*India latest stop as Md. and Va. governors compete abroad for economic boost
*Virginia’s GOP targets government spending, a key driver of state’s economy (In other words, if the Republican’ts get their way, Virginia’s economy will take a huge hit, as “federal spending accounted for 38 percent of the Old Dominion’s economic activity in 2009”).
*Mark Warner says U.S. would gain revenue by cutting income tax rates and exemptions
*McDonnell Encourages Virginians To Support Small Businesses
*Gov. using ‘conservative’ figures
*The Real Scandal: The Endless Effort to Smear Climate Scientists (In a sane world, Ken Kookinelli would be impeached for this alone.)
*Virginia finance chief worries about potential defense cuts
*With weekly NFL picks, George Allen tries to beat the odds (I love it, Felix isn’t even good at picking winners and losers in football — about the only thing he has any expertise at in life.)
*Tech-U.Va. rivalry rarely means so much
*Forecast: Mild holiday weekend continues, with a change on the horizon