Boomer Women and the 2016 Election

We’re in the homestretch of the 2016 election and women voters are certainly getting a lot of attention. Older women — particularly women of the boomer generation — may decide the presidential election. Unfortunately, the candidates and the news media aren’t addressing their everyday needs and concerns. What really worries boomer women — and how the next president and Congress can help — is spelled out clearly in a new AARP survey of 50-plus women voters in battleground states conducted …

A Political Fish Story

Political tradition in Virginia comes down to shad – an oily, bony fish that someone once decided would be just delicious if it were split in two and cooked on wooden planks over an open fire. In fact, the fish is something of an acquired taste. At least that’s what I recently discovered at the annual Shad Planking festival in Wakefield, Virginia, a bucolic little town about 35 miles south of Richmond. This must-do event for state and local political …