The Governor knows full well that the budget we adopted gives him no legitimate opportunity to expand Medicaid on his own. But we must remain vigilant against any attempt he may make to exceed his constitutional authority.
It has been many a year since we had a president who was not a bitterly divisive figure. We had eight years of Bill Clinton. Then eight more of George W. Bush. And now six of Barack Obama. What these presidents have in common is the inability to do a single thing to meet with […]
On Constitution Day, here’s a piece from the Bearing Drift archives about the Constitution and an all too common claim we hear about almost every issue.
This afternoon Nelson County’s Commonwealth Attorney Anthony Martin authorized Charlottesville Police to obtain criminal charges against the City Registrar Sheri Iachetta Owen and a former Democratic Party representative on the City’s electoral board, Bettye Stephanie Commander. Both Owen and Commander turned themselves in to authorities Wednesday afternoon. Owen was charged with four felony counts of […]
Because there really is no such thing as a free lunch.
A large crowd of younger voters, ranging from those already involved in Virginia politics to others who were simply curious about the Republican Party, gathered in Arlington on Monday night for the launch of NextGen GOP. The agenda included remarks from two leaders of the new group for young voters along with Del. Tim Hugo, the current House of Delegates Majority Caucus Chair, and Senate candidate Ed Gillespie.
The Tax Foundation released its first global stat called the “International Tax Competitiveness Index”. This index aims to measure two criteria, competitiveness and neutrality, by examining “the extent to which a country’s tax system adheres to”, these “two important principles of tax policy”. The index accounted for more than 40 tax positions and policies. In […]