To understand the results of elections today, one has to understand the three major parts that make up the electorate and the forces that motivate those parts.
How many times have you heard that today’s Republican Party is a far cry from the Party of Lincoln? Or Theodore Roosevelt? Or Dwight Eisenhower? Or even Ronald Reagan? If you’re like me, you probably hear it all the time.
The past couple weeks pundits and politicians have tried to explain “what happened” with this past election. I have my own opinions, and you can read my op-ed about how Virginia led the change, but I think what is more interesting is how those most affected are reacting. First and foremost, let’s start with the […]
While the GOP didn’t capture all four seats, they managed to snatch 3 out of 4, including ending the 28-year fiefdom of Rick Boucher. They gained back exactly the number of seats they lost in 2008.
But what of these victories? Is Virginia now red?
When most Americans think about Thanksgiving, thoughts turn to the Mayflower, Plymouth Plantation and, yes, the Pilgrims who, according to tradition, held a feast in 1621 to give thanks to God for his bounty. While that may be true, it wasn’t the first American Thanksgiving.
Almost two years prior to the New England feast, on December 4, 1619 settlers at Berkeley Hundred on the James River celebrated a day of Thanksgiving.
On my way to work this morning, I was surprised to hear on WMAL that West Potomac High School in Fairfax County is not failing those who cheat on exams, rather they are allowing them to retake the same exam. Ironically, this school has also asked teachers to banish failing grades. I just love what […]
UVA’s Center for Survey Research released a study today showing that between 2006 and 2008 Prince William County saw a decline in their Hispanic population and that their growth now lags behind other counties in Virginia: The three-year, $385,000 study – released Tuesday by the university’s Center for Survey Research – also found that the […]