If you’re 17 years old, you can register and vote in the June 12 Senate primary, but not in city and town council elections on May 1.
In this era of 24/7 media scrutiny, it seems we can’t get enough of putting human beings under a microscope – from celebrities to politicians – and being critical of their every move – or revel in their misfortune. But is splash and trash journalism really an effective means of passing information or advocating for a cause?
In Fairfax, a first time violation of certain policies can lead to immediate suspension or expulsion. But for teachers, there’s no such thing as zero tolerance – even when you’re telling your 6th graders that “Republicans are stupid.”
Attorney General candidates Rob Bell and Mark Obenshain agreed that ‘injustice had occurred’ in the case of Thomas Haynesworth and that restitution is appropriately provided to him.
In the most responsible bi-partisan thing I have seen in awhile, Thomas Haynesworth, wrongfully imprisoned for 27 years, is being compensated by the state for the years taken from him. Here is Gov. Bob McDonnell’s statement: “Virginia’s criminal justice system is based upon the thorough investigation of crimes committed against our citizens, the prosecution of […]
Your must-read of the day comes from the Examiner’s Tim Carney, who takes up a pet issue of mine, the critical difference between being pro-market and being pro-business, and the problem Mitt Romney creates for himself when he conflates the two. Here’s a sample: Romney on Tuesday said “regulators have to see their job” as […]
Over at Richmond’s Style Weekly, former history teacher Rick Gray has an op-ed charging that the Catholic Church, conservatives and, presumably, the ghost Chief Justice John Marshall are in league to undermine the Republic by daring to argue that the federal requirement that religious entities provide birth control to their employees violates the First Amendment: […]
While I have said since Iowa that the Republican presidential nomination fight was over, yesterday’s events have made it clear in the minds of most Americans that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee. Whether it was his sweep of Wisconsin, Maryland and DC or President Obama’s first real campaign speech where he targeted Romney […]
Vice president Joe Biden is happy to take ownership of the administration’s energy policies, calling them, in the video below “the best its ever been.” He’s careful, though, to say that they have no control over the Arab Spring, the “saber-rattling” in Iran and elsewhere and other events that have, unquestionably, added to energy prices. […]
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi was interviewed at the Paley Center yesterday, and in the course of her hour-long talk, she uttered a few gems worth passing along: * She predicts the Supreme Court will vote 6 to 3 to uphold Obamacare. (33:35) * She contends that 80 million people have already reaped the benefits […]