Annotations & Elucidations The Apple Fell From The Virginia Tree To North Carolina

I've received some feedback about my commentaries and article previews at the top of each day's News Stand. So, why not ensconse it with the imprimatur of a column head? Done. Welcome to "Annotations & Elucidations," a definitive lead-in to each day's News Stand headlines.

We start with some breaking news you'll probably read lots more about tomorrow: State GOP Chairman Pat Mullins, Delegates Scott Lingamfelter and Tommy Wright, and Senator Frank Ruff, claim that Governor Tim Kaine's DNC travels led to him being away from the switch when it came to losing 3,000 jobs to North Carolina when Apple decided to locate a facility there instead of Southside Virginia. Apple indicated Virginia was its first choice but, according to the Republicans, the governor did not include a key tax incentive in an amendment to a Creigh Deeds bill, although assuring lawmakers the key provision was there. has the story and a link to Mullins' detailed statement. Meanwhile, according to the Washington Post's calculations, we have 70 percent of a governor. Even the Charlottesville Daily Progress tells him to mind the store.

Meanwhile, the momentum for more charter schools grows with the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot jumping on board, and a Virginia jail has done what no one else could: Unite the ACLU and conservative Christian groups in pressuring the jail to cease its censoring of mail with Biblical and religious messages and information to prisoners. 

In National News, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that pharmacists of conscious must sell "Plan B." In the Commentary section, Michele Malkin points out the double standard by the New York Timesfor criticizing an Obama administration scientist who openly celebrates his Christianity, but says nothing of a hard-left secularist science advisor to the president.


McDonnell leads money race (Richmond Times-Dispatch

Biden to appear at Henrico college (Richmond Times-Dispatch

Republicans say Kaine fumbled deal with Apple (

Kaine Devoting 30 Percent of Work Week to DNC (Washington Post)

Group demands that jail stop censoring religion (

Editorial: Can he serve two masters? (Charlottesville Daily Progress)

Editorial: Charting new course for charter schools (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

National News:

National Guard units strained by chaplain shortage (AP/

NEA flexes 'political muscle,' backs same-sex 'marriage'  (

Court: Conscientious pharmacists must sell 'Plan B' (

Episcopal Church — no clear gospel to proclaim (

Are Dems trying to sneak 'hate crimes' through? (

Obama's stimulus 'murdered' welfare reform (

Old Mission, New Life (Washington Post)


Two Scientists, Two Standards (Michele Malkin/

PBS And Health-Care Hypocrites (Brent Bozell/

Air Force Refuses Flyover Request From God and Country Festival (American Family Association Blog)