When one hears the name “Lumpkin’s Jail” what should he think, and how should it make him feel about this state’s history and its role in perpetuating slavery? It should mean something to us all, because even before Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy, it already had left a shameful chapter in the annals [...]
Even before I took my hand off the Bible and assumed the office of governor on Inauguration Day, the previous decade’s economy had begun to cool. On Day One, we did not yet know just how bad things would get — but it was obvious that the people of Virginia would need to become reacquainted [...]
I will use this blog, Wilder Visions, to engage and further the public dialogue. I will highlight issues of importance to my community in Central Virginia, the people of the commonwealth of Virginia, and to citizens across this nation -- perhaps even those beyond our shores.