Photo: Nelson County Visitor's Bureau/Inset by Lisa Provence

Day One: Jury selection in Randy Allen Taylor trial

The murder trial of Randy Allen Taylor, accused of the murder and abduction of 17-year-old Alexis Murphy, began May 1 in Lovingston with the selection of a jury in a case with no trace of the victim since she was last seen August 3. Members of Murphy’s family already were seated in the Nelson County […]

Virginia Republican Eric Cantor is all but guaranteed reelection to his 7th District seat, but that’s not stopping him from running a fervent campaign. Photo: James Berlie/

Split personality: Eric Cantor’s ongoing war with himself

Odd Dominion is an unabashedly liberal, bi-monthly op-ed column covering Virginia politics. As longtime readers may have noticed, we here at the Odd Dominion have a minor obsession with Virginia’s 7th District U.S. Representative Eric “Ol’ Chiseled Chin” Cantor. The current House majority leader (and only Jewish Republican now serving in Congress), Cantor is the […]