“That reminds me of a story,” said Ronald Reagan, in his warm, smooth, low-toned voice, that voice that didn’t have to fake strength. “Everything reminds me of a story.” And the crowd gathered tightly around the monitor at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library chuckled, remembering. I had the opportunity to usher in former […]
Del. Bill Cleaveland (R-17) has proposed a bill that would carve out a new exception to the “Kings Dominion Rule” that would primarily benefit Roanoke City’s public school system. In the process, it might become a starting point for a broader discussion of much-needed educational reforms.
This morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals granted a joint motion by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and the Federal Government to move Virginia’s lawsuit against the health care law forward. The case is tentatively scheduled for a hearing between May 10 and 13. The decision to move this case forward came at the request of […]
As seen heavily discussed here at Bearing Drift over the last couple of days (here, here and here), the Autism Insurance Reform Bill (HB2467) passed the House of Delegates today with a 74-24 vote. YEAS–Abbott, Albo, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Athey, BaCote, Barlow, Brink, Bulova, Carr, Cleaveland, Comstock, Cosgrove, Cox, M.K., Crockett-Stark, Dance, Ebbin, Edmunds, Englin, […]
Today, a leader of MS-13 plead guilty to participating a racketeering organization that plotted to kill members of two rival gang members and extorted pimps that trafficked prostitutes in Maryland and Virginia. Jose Anibal Vigil, 21, of Falls Church, Va., pled guilty to a criminal information charging him with being a member of MS-13, a […]
. . . Governor Andrew Cuomo presented a budget that eliminated a $10 billion deficit without a tax increase (New York Post). It turned out to be a lot eaier than anyone thought, in no small part because the deficit was driven by automatic spending increases built in every year by law (in Albany, this […]
The USA Today remarks on the anemic pace of fundraising for a candidate whose political life is on the line in 2012: The first-term senator is viewed by non-partisan political analyst Charlie Cook and others to be among the most vulnerable senators in either party who is up for re-election in 2012. Republicans George Allen, […]
Lee Talley, a longtime Republican activist and a key supporter of HB 2467, writes on the importance of coverage for children with autism and the reasons why coverage is a better alternative than the current system. His guest post for Bearing Drift is below: On the eve of the third reading and I hope the […]