Harvard University

About that inauguration fiesta, governor

A few days have passed, and I just can't get over the open-handed support of some of the patrons of the $1.9-million-plus inauguration of Gov. Ralph Northam. What could inspire that kind of generosity?

It's a bipartisan question. Let's say I'm a conservative here in Williamsburg. What's my sneaking hunch about the fairness of conservative corporate CEOs deciding they have to celebrate a liberal-ish governor?

The donors list posted by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Virginia Public Access Project includes: Altria, a tobacco company: $50,000; the Virginia Cable Telecom Association: $32,500; Anthem, the health...