Galuszka is a veteran
journalist with more than three decades experience.
His credentials include stints as Moscow
Bureau Chief and International News Editor in
New York for BusinessWeek, and Executive Editor of Virginia
grew up in North Carolina, the Washington, D.C.,
West Virginia. He graduated from Georgetown
outside Washington and earned a degree in political science/international
relations at Tufts University
started journalism at a small daily in Eastern North
Carolina. His professional background includes work
in Washington, Cleveland
and Chicago for McGraw-Hill. Closer to home,
Galuszka has worked as a reporter for The Virginian-Pilot
and the Richmond Times-Dispatch, where jobs
included environmental reporting and investigative
writes for Bacon's Rebellion as well as a number of
national finance, business and education magazines.
He also runs Galuszka
Associates, which does competitive intelligence.
is married with two daughters.
the land of the mathematically challenged, the "numerati"
rule as kings. These inscrutable geniuses massage the
data that drives business decisions -- and,
increasingly, determines who wins elections.
Annoying Things About Virginia.
we're smart and prosperous, but some things still turn
Netherworld of FDA Regulation. Getting
the agency to oversee tobacco is creating strange
bedfellows and will end up keeping the status quo Ė
letting thousands more die.
Lunch with Big Oil.
Big Oil spilled the beans: Offshore oil drilling means
bupkis for Virginia. He ginned up the flap here in the
Old Dominion to win support for opening up California,
Alaska and the Gulf where the big barrels are.
vs. Charlotte: an Update. Charlotte,
N.C., snarfed up Richmond's big commercial banks in the
early '90s, a coup at the time. Fifteen years later, the
sub-prime fiasco is pinching Richmond, but it's putting
the Tarheels in a world of hurt.
and the Evil Weed.
President Eugene Trani blew Richmondís reputation by going along with a noxious Philip
Morris research contract.
Weird World of Massey Energy. Controversial,
Richmond-based coal firm enjoys energy boom times
while wielding political clout and beating back
critics with an in-your-face style
Women Die Younger.
national study shows females in poor areas like Radford
and Pulaski have diminished life expectancies. Poor diet
and lack of insurance are likely culprits.
Dominionís coal-fired plant destroying the
Governorís political future?
a New Segregation.
Richmond combined Jim Crow with urban planning in the
1940s, the result was expressways, the destruction of
African-American neighborhoods and white flight.
War Bill Comes Due.
hidden costs of the Iraq war are a bigger economic
debacle than the sub-prime mess.
Big Lie? Headlines
tie immigrants to sex crimes as politicians like
GOP gubernatorial hopeful McDonnell cash in on the
xenophobia they stir up.
for Philip Morris.
Richmondís elite lauds the cigarette maker for putting
its R&D center downtown. But its newly s pun-off
sister unit still aims to make butts the
old-fashioned way, endangering the lives of
millions around the world.
in the Coalfields. Dominionís
plans to build a coal-fired plant stir worries about
greenhouse gases, ozone, smog, dirty coal trucks and
Dominionís third nuclear unit would have a small
carbon footprint and be politically correct. But there
are plenty of unanswered questions, from safety, to
unproven new technologies, to cost, to fuel.
Southern's CEO provides clarity regarding the high cost
of infrastructure and the lack of political will to pay
for it. So much for the dreamy-eyed fantasies of those
Invisible Working Class.
Bageant reveals the bleak prospects for Virginiaís
working class, using Winchester as his laboratory. Why
donít elites care?
70 percent solution.
look to local government for solid data on issues like
illegal immigration. But there is no evidence supporting
Chesterfield County's estimate that seven of 10
Hispanics in the county are there illegally.
Universe. There's one world that
participates in a globally connected economy. Then
there's Virginia, which is making a name for itself
as a hotbed of nativism.
Some may rejoice at the decline of the
"Mainstream Media" but cuts in news staffs
threaten to leave us ill informed about what's
happening around the world. No number of blogs can
make up for it.
is for Gulags.
A plan for a special prison for illegal aliens is
jolting. Is it really needed, or is its purpose to
draw attention from GOP failures?