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Taking a swing

Winter is on the wane and spring training is officially underway. Let’s take a moment to get in a few hacks ...

Post mortem

So now what? Democrats got their donkeybacks handed to them Tuesday night in Virginia and New Jersey, although in true throw-out-the-bums fashion a handful of Republicans and quasi-Republicans got shown the door in Virginia and nationally, too. It was an anti-incumbent night, alright, which even incumbent Arthur Reynolds found out to his dismay running for Halifax County school board.

Off the beaten track

I figured this might be a good time to step away from our regular muckraking duties here at the Hughes & Record to touch upon lesser-noticed happenings in the community.

For governor: Creigh Deeds

Too-cute-by-half plans for managing Virginia’s affairs not only fail to get the job done, they reveal deeper truths about the people who champion such tomfoolery. The shining example is Jim Gilmore’s no-car tax plank in the 1997 gubernatorial campaign. Gilmore rode the slogan to the Governor’s Mansion, then proceeded to wreck Virginia’s finances without even delivering the full tax relief he had promised. Ideological to the point of being serially dishonest, Gilmore today stands as the archetype of what Virginians should avoid in a governor

Feet planted firmly on the ground

There’s nothing new about politicians striving to be all things to all people, but claiming to be their neighbor, too?

Bloom and bust

I’ve neglected to comment in this space on the State of the County forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce three weeks ago, but our front-page article on the event drew a quick reaction from several readers. One especially sharp-eyed businessman in town took exception to the comment by Mike Sexton, executive director of the IDA, that Halifax County has “figured it all out” when it comes to economic development. Come again?

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