Day: January 7, 2015

Did Bob McDonnell get off easy?

Lots of debate about the two-year prison sentence handed down by a federal judge to former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell Tuesday afternoon. Prosecutors wanted at least six years behind bars.  Defense attorneys wanted no jail time, just community service, if anything.  The case goes to a federal appeals court for review. Judge James Spencer said

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Doomsday for shopping malls

In the 1980s and 90s, Amy and I enjoyed a “yuppie” existence, two young “professionals” in the nation’s Capitol: a life among the powerful and an income that provided travel and extravagance. Times, of course, have changed for us and for the nation.  A story in today’s Washington Post, along with others in papers like

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