Kristin Szakos: Free pizza and phone calls for Coakley

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Neophyte Charlottesville City Councilor, Kristin Szakos, played party host to a phone bank event last evening on behalf of Massachusetts Democrat Senatorial candidate, Martha...

Norris-Claus: Playing Santa with OPM (aka the great $625k taxpayer rip-off)

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Things are supposed to be "bad" in Charlottesville. Tenebrous projections for multi-million dollar City budget deficits abound, and Charlottesville City Schools, crying poor, are waiting...

Everything new is old again: Charlottesville Dems choose “new” leadership

Charlottesville Democrats claim to have selected "new" party leadership for 2010, but boy does it smell stale. Quasi-reformer Jennifer McKeever, who slightly loosed the reigns...

Guest Editorial: Society needs more patriarchs

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Society Needs More Patriarchs by Hank Martin As a participant in high school forensics, I recall being involved in debate regarding women’s rights, and the equal...

Perriello postures; the 5th District laughs

Fearful of forfeiting his cushy congressional seat after a disastrous first year in office, desperate Democrat Tom Perriello has issued another press release—devoid of...

Charlottesville, Albemarle Republicans to merge?

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The Charlottesville and Albemarle Republican Committees may soon become a single entity. Sources within the party confirm that the individual units are in the exploratory...

Charlottesville City government’s “dirtiest” word

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In the godless, politically correct microcosm known as Charlottesville City government, the term, "Christmas," is akin to a "four-letter word," to be avoided in...

Two-faced Tom: Perriello throwing stones from a glass house

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Hypocrisy is rich in American politics these days, but Democrat Congressman Tom Perriello has driven duplicity to new heights. Recall that during his 2008 campaign...

Guest Editorial: Exposing the international “climategate” scandal

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Exposing the international "climategate" scandal by Dr. Charles Battig The letter-to-the-editor format, Daily Progress December 6, 2009 “Investigate data behind global-warming theory,” could provide only a...

RSWA Van der linde lawsuit star witness: Extortion letter revealed

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The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority (RSWA) knew they were hanging their hat on a flimsy hook when they bedded Richard Wade Kendrick as their...