(Because of a technical malfunction that crashed this site on April 4, and took down every post and comment after March 14, the following has been re-posted. It was originally written April 1, 2008.)   We know we have a very active readership, from grassroots activists in Richlands to office holders in Richmond. We know because we hear from you. Mostly good comments, but sometimes we get the-not-so-good. That's great either way because it means you are active and engaged.

We love all the contact and response, pro or con, from people who support us but don't like a certain take we have on an issue as well as from people who don't generally agree with us, but who appreciate our principled stands and well- reasoned arguments intended to advance an issue and/or create public discourse. We have received numerous phone calls, e-mails and in-person comments. That's great! It means you are reading and engaged.

But . . .

Blogs are meant to be interactive. Whether you're a legislator, policy maker, Family Foundation donor, political spectator or government gadfly, please take the time you use to contact us to post those comments directly on the blog. Not only will we still get your message, but many others will too. Who knows? You may even provoke a rejoinder from us. That's what the new age of new media is all about. We know what you're thinking. Let others do as well.