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Cold Fusion – Robert Sarvis Edition

Robert Sarvis is the Libertarian candidate for Virginia Governor who has qualified for the ballot. Kudos to the Virginia Libertarians for pulling that off! Before I go into how the Sarvis campaign will effect the outcome of the Governor’s race, let me explain how I truly feel about the Libertarian Party. I really like them. […]

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Cold Fusion – 2016 GOP Top Ten Edition *UPDATED*

Cold Fusion – 2016 GOP Top Ten Edition This ranking of the 2016 contenders for the Republican nomination for president of the States United is based on where the candidates stand less than 30 months away from the Iowa Caucuses tentatively scheduled for January 5, 2016. Factors in determining this ranking include – the primary/caucus […]

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Cold Fusion – Politics Ain’t Baseball Edition

Winning championships in baseball requires two things – pitching and defense. The most recent example of this is UCLA’s NCAA Championship win over Mississippi State. In the two games against Mississippi State, UCLA gave up just one run. Which means they only needed three runs to win two games. UCLA managed eleven, but gave up […]

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The Song Remains The Same

Having looked at the recent Republican primary elections, we turn our attention to the party of which I am not a member. I do so with great trepidation as I am constantly educated on its inner workings. My education includes a very interesting conversation with Delegate Mark Sickles over beers and dinner several years ago […]

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The Most Powerful Word in Politics

Whenever a lobbyist (and don’t cringe at that word or profession because YOU have a lobbyist at this very minute working on your behalf) would ask me how I had planned on voting on a particular piece of legislation, he or she was looking for only three answers. 1. Yes 2. No 3. Maybe Vote […]

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Immigrant Song

In 1970, the government of Iceland invited Led Zeppelin to give a concert in its capital of Reykjavik. Shortly after the band arrived, Iceland’s civil service workers went on strike threatening the concert. During the wait, Zeppelin’s lead singer, Robert Plant, wrote “Immigrant Song”. If you are like me (and I sincerely hope the good […]

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April 15, 2016 Tax Day and RNC Convention

Recently the Republican National Committee Chairman, Reince Priebus, announced several changes that would be forthcoming in an effort to help the GOP win in 2016. Among those were the strong consideration being given to moving the convention date to earlier in the year. That is a very good idea indeed; however, the earliest dates that […]

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Cold Fusion – Campaign Finance Edition

Recently over lunch, again, a former colleague of mine, from the party of which I am not a member, and I discussed a major difference between DC and Virginia politics. We both agreed that Virginia’s law banning legislators from raising money or even attending fundraisers during Session was worth replicating at the federal level. He […]

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Cold Fusion – Am I A Democrat? Edition

After I graduated college from Washington and Lee University, I moved to Brooklyn to take a job with Lord and Taylor as an assistant buyer in…wait for it…. Women’s moderate blouses. Yes, this conservative, color blind, fashion ignorant boy from the Valley of Virginia was going to the Big Apple. While some of my classmates, […]

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Want More Votes? Just Listen…

Following the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Prayer Breakfast, I stayed for their private briefing with pollster Glen Bolger whose firm, Public Opinion Strategies, continues to be one of the best in the business. My father likes to use this saying, “Liars figure, figures don’t lie.” Meaning, there is truth in numbers. And the truth about […]

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