The ease, convenience and potential anonymity of online petitions and other such expressions have deluded too many into believing they actually have taken action.
"Exposure to early adversity, particularly dire poverty, can powerfully shape the life course of a young person. As a city and region, we continually choose whether we’ll commit ourselves to an alternative course."
"If speaking candidly about your social and political positions torpedoes your chances of getting elected, then you have a far bigger problem than simply mismanaging the message."
Recent data problems underscore that the Richmond School Board is pushing toward school closing decisions without fully understanding the consequences.
Just get Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the ground and forget about it. But now what?
Richmond should take the time to look a little deeper when borrowing from other cities. Claims made by proponents of new ballparks usually are overstated.
"We live in an age of increasing ubiquity, in which the quirks and eccentricities of local businesses are being overshadowed by the blandness of national retailers and service providers."