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Virginia News Headlines: Wednesday Morning

by: lowkell

Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 06:55:42 AM EST

Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, December 5.

*After Spending $9 Million To Defeat Her, Wall Street Watches Sen-Elect Warren Join Banking Committee (Great news, go Senator Warren!)
*Republicans not handling election results well (This would be hilarious if it weren't so disturbing. Actually, it still IS hilarious!)
*GOP risks rift with right on taxes
*Magical thinking in new GOP fiscal cliff plan (Their entire philosophy is based on "magical thinking," isn't it?)
*Opening bids on 'fiscal cliff' talks are too small (How about a carbon tax? Nah, way too logical!)
*Grover Norquist stands 'corrected' again
*Second act often muted for former governors ("Wilder's pass on Obama may have confirmed his unreliability for jaded Democrats who expect nothing less. But for the new generation of voters, Wilder, even as a history-maker, is a faint, distant figure. And what once would have been a big political story instead was a little-noticed brief buried inside the newspaper.")
*Uranium mining in Va. should proceed carefully (Did Virginia Uranium fly the Post's editorial board to France or what?)
*How many Democrats does it take to co-chair a political campaign?
*Kaine says civility in Congress may be hard to find
*Could Perriello Make a Run for Va. Governor?
*Gas Tax or Higher Tolls? Both Could Become Transportation Funding Options in Virginia
*Va. GOP revives drug testing for welfare recipients (Are they going to require this for corporate welfare recipients, like Northrop Grumman for instance?)
*Fraim urges legislators to maintain uranium ban
*Editorial: Righting a wrong on utility rules ("Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli may be politically motivated, but his conclusions on electric rate regulations ring true.")
*Navy builds state's largest solar power farm near Norfolk base
*Virginia Beach could opt for bus system over light rail project
*Fairfax board backs down on Tysons tax hike
*Wrong Turn ("Privatizing road construction was supposed to be the answer. So why is it more expensive and less transparent?")
*Scores rally against hate crimes at UVa
*Dan Haren and Denard Span: For Nats, the price is right

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My biggest concern about the PPP poll is the ignorance of the American people about pretty basic things. Grover Norquist and his absurd "no new tax" pledge have been the topic of many news broadcasts, both network and cable. Hmmm...Now, what was it that Thomas Jefferson supposedly said about an educated electorate? "An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people." (There's no proof he said this exactly, but it does reflect his view on the importance of education in a democracy.)

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