Almost daily, a missive arrives announcing a new effort to “clean up politics.” Usually, these breathless announcements come from one or the other political parties. Their efforts are always aimed at the laughable assumption that one political party in this country is responsible for all the corruption in politics and the other (the one announcing the clean up) is blessed with purity and clean hands.
A whitetail buck stands on a hilltop in Southside Virginia, watching warily for the hunters he knows are out looking for him. Deer overpopulation is a problem in Virginia and many states and the deer hunting season now runs into January. Even with the longer season, state officials say many of the animals will starve to death during the winter season and many others will die when struck by cars when they venture towards highways in search for food.