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On this date in 1831, Nat Turner, a slave in Southhampton County, Virginia, led the largest slave revolt in the history of the United States, killing 60 white people before being brutally put down by the militia. This event frightened the slaveholding class that believed their human property could slip from them at any time, […]

The War Continues

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On June 29, 2012

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has reappointed Helen Dragas, architect of the coup that temporarily ousted University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan, to the Board of Visitors. As I said before

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The UVA Board of Visitors

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On June 23, 2012
Who are these people that ousted Teresa Sullivan? The Post has a nice graphic. Every single member is a businessperson. Including Pat Robertson’s son. Not a single seat is reserved for someone with a different background. It’s quite clear–give a bunch of money to the governor, be rewarded with a seat on the University Board […]

UVA

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On June 17, 2012
Updating yesterday’s post that used the firing of Teresa Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia, as a jumping off point for thinking about why we think rich people know how to do everything, the Post gets to the bottom of why Sullivan was canned. Besides broad philosophical differences, they had at least one specific […]

Agenda 21

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On April 28, 2012

I’m really glad that Agenda 21, the United Nations guidelines on sustainable development, is becoming an issue in the Virginia Senate race. That’s not because some lunatics are talking abo

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