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If you like Virginia news,
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VCCQM is a magazine like no other. We’re all things Virginia. We’re all things newsworthy. And we’re all things political—but in a balanced, non-partisan presentation. What’s the point? That we always offer a counterpoint! Get stories about newsmakers from the top (including the governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general) all the way down to the unsung heroes who make our Commonwealth click. Virginia is a great state, and offers a great magazine, both in print and online. If you want to know what’s happening in Virginia, if you want to know what people are thinking in Virginia, if you want to understand your state government and how it works, if you want the insider’s view of the past and present in our great state, then you’ll be a regular reader of VCCQM.

Who was dubbed the “high tech governor”? You found that in VCCQM. Who were the first women in Virginia politics? You found that in VCCQM. What is Virginia doing for small businesses? You found that in VCCQM. Which election smashed the car tax? You found that in VCCQM. Which candidate raised money by allowing contributors to drive a racecar? You found that in VCCQM. What ideas did a prison inmate have for prison reform? You found that in VCCQM. Which Congressional Campaign was called a “new low” because of its television advertising? You found that in VCCQM.

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It’s a newsworthy time to be a citizen of the Commonwealth! Enjoy the Winter issue of Virginia Capitol Connections Quarterly Magazine as we cover the issues of the day, big and small.

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I decided seven years ago that as a communications professor in the 21st century, it was time to try Facebook. I was a dinosaur, trying to communicate with students through emails they no longer read.

Receiving the first "like" to a posted status was empowering, and soon I was exploring timelines and photographs, reconnecting with old friends and distant cousins. The magic of instant communication was addictive.

The menacing side of social media, however, darkened my newsfeed. Cheerful birthday wishes and random epiphanies alternated with memes that oversimplified complex social issues and distorted historical fact. Comments posted by friends increased with hostility as we neared the 2016 presidential election. I was prepared for differences of opinion, but not for the aggressive rudeness with which seemingly kind and rational people
expressed ideas.

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