Champion Debate Coach Assesses Trump-Clinton Performances
Veteran speech and debate coach James M. Copeland judges the first Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump clash at Hofstra University. If Hillary won on academic points, the result was closer for the average viewer.
Virginia Ranks 21st in ‘Freedom in the 50 States’ Survey
The CATO Institute’s report on freedom in America places Virginia at #21, up three places from 2012.
Trump’s RNC Wants to ‘Make America Safe Again,’ But We’re Safer Than Ever
Despite claims to the contrary at the GOP convention, Americans are safer than ever when it comes to crime, violence, and terrorism.
Does Virginia Offer Enough Jobs for Political Professionals?
Virginia ranks tenth for employing political professionals; there’s always another election campaign around the corner.
Woo-hoo! We’re Number 19 (In Fiscal Health)!
Virginia is fiscally healthy, according to GMU’s Mercatus Center, but there’s room for improvement.
Help the Arts By Ending Taxpayer Subsidies to the Arts
Artists and taxpayers will both benefit when government ends subsidies for the arts.
Trump, Sanders, and the Trade Deficit
Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump demonstrate their economic illiteracy by opposing freer trade.
An “apocalyptic premise” obscures the truth in political debates
Given that incidents of terrorism are much rarer today than at any time in more than 40 years and that violent crime is at a lower rate in the United States today than it was in the 1960s, why do you persist in frightening the American people with apocalyptic rhetoric that bears little resemblance to reality?
Virginia’s anti-price gouging law hurts vulnerable consumers
As we batten down the hatches for Hurricane Joaquin, we should rethink Virginia’s misguided anti-price gouging law, which ends up hurting consumers when they are most vulnerable.
Virginia, Maryland residents work on relief efforts for Dominica
An American can-do spirit is on display as DC-area residents come together to coordinate relief efforts for storm-ravaged Dominica in the Eastern Caribbean.