Virginia State Senator Mark Obenshain offers his thoughts on Janet Howell’s remarkable abuse of power: Of course, nobody said carrying conservative bills in a Democrat-controlled Senate would be easy, but I was hoping it would be fair. The other day, however, we witnessed a strikingly raw exercise of power when, in a clear violation of […]
Conservatives are fond of saying that many EPA regulations are not about protecting the environment, rather they are about consolidating government control over private decisions. Once in a while, someone in the mainstream media recognizes that conservatives actually have the facts to back up that claim. This week, Politifact rated Ken Cuccinelli’s statement to a […]
Overheard behind President Barack Obama during the 2011 State of the Union, Vice President Joe Biden talks with Speaker of the House John Boehner about Sputnik.
For a third consecutive Congress, Representative Bob Goodlatte is introducing a Balanced Budget Amendment. Republicans have long supported the idea of a balanced budget amendment though actually getting such an amendment into the Constitution is a necessarily long and difficult process. It is also important for Republicans to realize that not just any balanced budget […]
Just hours after Senator Chuck Colgan, the most senior member of the State Senate and longtime Democrat condemns the actions of refusing to hear bills shot down in subcommittee, Ben Tribbett over at Not Larry Sabato rushes to Janet Howell’s defense: First of all, there was no “rule breaking” as RPV alleged. In fact- guess […]
McDougle discusses the politics of transportation and what can be expected from Senate Democrats on the transportation debate (read: gas tax) and the politics of Howell’s “let them eat cake” moment. He says under Republican management in the State Senate, the authority of sub-committees will be diminished.
The best-laid plans of the Freedom From Religion Foundation for Giles County Public Schools sometimes go awry.