Hark! The Rebellion Cometh!

The Sept. 11, 2001, edition of Bacon’s Rebellion has been published. You can view it here.

Or read the following columns here:

The Dog that Didn’t Bark
Like the hound of Holmesian lore, former VDOT Commissioner Philip Shucet is keeping unusually quiet. That’s a clue for deciphering the shifting momentum of the transportation debate.
by James A. Bacon

This Time, Pull Together
September’s special session on transportation gives delegates and senators another chance to meet public expectations.
by Doug Koelemay

Two Steps Backward
Tim Kaine has made two decisions that will aggravate Virginia’s dysfunctional human settlement patterns: He nixed the tunnel for the Tysons METRO extension and he picked a traditional highway guy to run VDOT.
by EM Risse

When Pachyderms Fly
The white elephant has sprouted wings: METRO rail through Tysons Corner will run overhead, on pylons, not underground. Bus Rapid Transit could handle more commuters at a fraction of the cost.
by Michael Thompson

Ten Reasons to Vote for Allen
From taxes and immigration to judges and World War IV, Sen. George Allen stands on the right side of the issues.
by James Atticus Bowden

Taxpayers Can’t Afford “Affordable Housing”
Can’t afford to buy a house? Try saving. Or working two jobs. Don’t ask the City of Virginia Beach to take it out of my hide.
by Robert Dean

Nice & Curious Questions
Virginia’s Oldest Institutions: From Shirley Plantation to Burke & Herbert Bank
by Edwin S. Clay III and Patricia Bangs

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One response to “Hark! The Rebellion Cometh!”

  1. Toomanytaxes Avatar

    Doug did a nice job on his article, but I strongly suspect that the number one desire of most people in NoVA is for the General Assembly to grant local governments the authority to adopt and enforce adequate public facilities ordinances. Put that into the Virginia Code and have local governments implement it and I predict that it would be easier to come to consensus on transportation funding. Also, the reforms proposed by the Speaker, plus other creative ideas by other members of both parties are likely to help as well.

    It’s time Virginia joined the rest of the country and stopped giving property rights in dirt more protection than other property rights. We need AFP laws now.

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