This weekend on The Score radio show, we interviewed former Democratic Party of Virginia chairman Paul Goldman about the brewing controversy over Richmond’s Public School System using the SAT scores from the Maggie Walker Governor’s School to bump-up the district’s average test scores. Paul was aghast that RPS was fudging the numbers from a school […]
As first reported on Bearing Drift, breaking news from the Virginia 22nd State Senate — Rep. Morgan Griffith (VA-09) has endorsed former Speaker Vance Wilkins aide and Amherst Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Claudia Tucker. The press release is as follows: Rep. Morgan Griffith Endorses Claudia Tucker for State Senate in 22nd – Amherst Supervisors Chairwoman […]
. . . your deliverance from a tax-hiking State Senator may be at hand.
Gov. McDonnell hosts the governors of Mississippi, Tennessee and North Carolina today in Roanoke and, in the process, highlights President Obama’s weakness with our Tar Heel neighbors.
Via Jim Bacon’s Wonk Salon comes a study of how cuts to higher education spending in Oklahoma did not result in the sky falling, the state’s economy going toes-up or any of the other horrors usually attributed to the possibility that colleges and universities might have to make do with fewer taxpayer dollars. The study […]
Is the Israeli-Palestinian peace process dead? That is the conclusion that conservative columnist Clifford May has come to in a recent article on the National Review website. While much of the world is focused on the “Arab Spring” and the incidents on the border between Israel and Syria, the Palestinians are engaged in an aggressive […]
Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) have introduced legislation to create a new $100 million corporate welfare program that would give companies in economically distressed areas $5,000 for every new employee hired. The scheme works like this: Each new facility would have to employ at least 50 people full time. The […]
People may not be saying these, or even thinking these, but mark my words, they’re all true. As Rep. Weiner goes to “counseling,” you know darn well he was told to go. No one does an about face like that so quickly on his own. WHRO cancels two local political programs, claiming the measly $370,000 […]
On this week’s podcast edition of “The Score” radio show, Scott Lee talks with Cato Institute scholar Neal McCluskey about higher education spending, and whether all those college degrees society is paying for are really worth the money. Scott also talks with former Democratic Party of Virginia director Paul Goldman about local schools, specifically, how […]
Remember “I have to waffle,” it was a famous line used during a 2007 State Senate debate by Janet Oleszek, who was running against then-State Sen. Ken Cuccinelli for the general election. Oleszek made many blunders during that race, and there was no doubt that she was not ready for prime time. In fact, things […]