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Data Collection (Part Deux) in Virginia

See yesterday’s article in the Virginian-Pilot. Again, Virginia law (Section 2.2-3800) is very clear:  government cannot hold personal information in covert databases, which are inaccessible to ordinary citizens.  Nor can it collect this personal data “except as explicitly or implicitly … Continue reading Continue reading

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A Brief History of Alcohol in Virginia

A couple days ago, the Governor announced that our recent budget shortfall would be covered (in part) by an increase in taxes on ABC products.  But how did we get an ABC?  And why does the state regulate alcohol sales? … Continue reading Continue reading

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Fall Festival Weekend

Saturday morning I woke up early and felt normal for the first time in a week.  I started off from the University Giant and began running south (aka “Ox Road South”).  It was still dark and the rain was coming … Continue reading Continue reading

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