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When pollsters and politicos rank the likely candidates for the GOP nomination for president, it’s a long list. They range from former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to former U.N. Secretary Nikki Haley.

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The Prince William Board of County Supervisors has sought voter approval on two bond referendums that I can remember (2006 and 2019). The county conducts regular satisfaction surveys to gather residents’ opinions on various topics. Departments within the county government use online polls to…

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A police car screamed past me, followed by a second cruiser, red and blue lights flashing and siren wailing. Immediately, I thought, “There’s been another shooting.”

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There have been bazaars and markets as long as there have been people. No matter the time or the place – ancient Babylonia, 14th-century Tenochtitlan, Paris during the French Revolution, or any number of malls across the United States – if you want to know a people, go to where they shop.

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I remember the first year it aired. At the time, I didn’t know it was the show’s premiere, or that it was the start of a national holiday tradition. I was a little boy, and I just knew that I wanted to see it.


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John Adams, a founding father and second President of the United States, credited the Mayflower Compact as one of the foundation stones of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Other framers, including Thomas Jefferson, agreed.

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If the McCoart Building had a sign saying, “It has been this many days since the Board of County Supervisors’ meeting went past midnight,” there would be a large zero on it.

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Helen Zurita has been on my radar for a long time.  I decided to head over to her office at the  East End Mobile Home Park to have a chat. I wanted to understand how a chef for a local hotel evolved into an effective community activist.  

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All the big political forecasting firms have statistical models that they use to predict the upcoming midterm elections, and I thought I would try my own.

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How did over 200,000 residents of Prince William County, and several hundred thousand more in Stafford County and points farther south and west, end up in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District?

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What exactly is the economy anyway? That should be an easy question to answer, but it has so many moving parts, each affecting the other and all happening at once, that getting a grip on our economic situation at any point in time can be trying. To paraphrase Winston Churchill: “It’s about e…

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Hate is a business. Politicians, candidates, religious leaders and philosophy entrepreneurs seeking power – or a buck – are masters of recognizing easy targets to bring together people looking for a common enemy. Targets of hate evolve as society and government policy is written to protect t…

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The first time I dropped my daughter off at kindergarten, I was allowed to walk with her to the classroom. I managed to hold back the tears until I left, slapping on my sunglasses the minute I turned my back because I could feel my composure dissolving.

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“There is such thing as Hell on Earth and it’s I-95N between Richmond and DC,” Richmond news anchor Elizabeth Holmes quipped in a recent tweet. The post went viral, echoing a sentiment felt by the countless drivers who regularly get caught in congestion between the two capitals.

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Virginia’s 2023 elections, when we vote for all 100 members of the House of Delegates and all 40 members of the state Senate, are going to occur in the midst of a vigorous national debate. The impact could well decide who runs the General Assembly in Richmond. If the politicos were expecting…

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