Grapes of Wrath: The Rebellion On the March

The Nov. 6, 2006, edition of Bacon’s Rebellion has been published. You can view the complete product here. Better yet, subscribe and have the e-letter delivered to your inbox every two weeks.

Here are this week’s offerings:

Focused Growth
To tame scattered development and the ills it creates, Frederick County concentrates growth in an Urban Development Area. The idea works so well that House Republicans want to take it statewide.
by James A. Bacon

Making Government Work
Whatever the results of Tuesday’s election, the underlying issues for Northern Virginians are competence and problem solving.
by Doug Koelemay

Bread and Circuses
The philosophy of “Buy More Stuff” does not make Americans particularly happy, and it definitely is not sustainable. But politicians of both parties still peddle the fantasy.
by EM Risse

Time for a “Citizens Initiative”
Virginia’s budget has doubled in size over 10 years and growth continues unabated. We need constitutional and procedural safeguards to keep the spending in check.
by Geoffrey Segal

Are Republicans Listening?
The pollsters are predicting a disaster for the GOP tomorrow. Could the 2006 national elections presage the same for Virginia in 2007?
by Phil Rodokanakis

Ten Reasons to Vote Against Jim Webb
They all start with, “He can’t be trusted.”
by James Atticus Bowden

The Day After Tomorrow
As the 2006 elections rush to a conclusion, the stars of the season – political bloggers – would be wise to think about what lies ahead for their vibrant, sometimes vicious community.
by Conaway Haskins

Nice & Curious Questions
Is Virginia Really a State? What the Heck is a Commonwealth?
by Edwin S. Clay III and Patricia Bangs

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