Category Archives: Virginia Politics

While We Were Arguing Over Loyalty Oaths…

…the entire government of Virginia was in Williamsburg, hearing a talk from William & Mary’s president.  From the Daily Press: [T]rue leaders, he said, will make every effort to compromise and put matters of principle before their own preference, helping to … Continue reading

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Extra Points for Jeff Schapiro This Morning…

The RTD’s Jeff Schapiro opines on the bills concerning business and free enterprise moving through the 2015 General Assembly.  I do have to give credit for a classic line: The legislature has been in session only a week, but already … Continue reading

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FLS: Don’t Rush Virginia’s State Anthem

The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star doesn’t think the bill that would make “Our Great Virginia” our Virginia state anthem — set to the tune of “Shenandoah” and sponsored by Speaker Bill Howell — should be passed into law.  To wit: If Virginia … Continue reading

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SHOCKER: The Virginia Pilot Doesn’t Like The SOLs

Color me confused, but I haven’t quite figured out what the liberal obsession with Common Core is just yet.  Certainly, I understand why conservatives, homeschoolers, and a number of folks who abide in the loving arms of common sense have … Continue reading

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Style Weekly: Morrissey’s Strange Odyessy

If there was one line to describe the odd and deplorably hilarious saga of l’affaire Morrissey, this paragraph has to take the cake. Morrissey arrives at the General Assembly building about 20 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin. He … Continue reading

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Recidivism and the Teenager

Some careful thoughts from The New Yorker today as they compare the cases of former Governor Bob McDonnell — who received 11 two-year sentences to be served concurrently for corruption — and the strange case of Davion Blount: His two … Continue reading

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Jeffersoniad to RPV: Revoke the Washington Post’s RNC Credentials

The Jeffersoniad Blog Alliance has had enough. 082112_Letter to Pat Mullins_FINAL Frankly, this sort of grassroots rebellion on the MSM is long overdue. First Politifact, and now the Washington Post’s screed against George Allen? This isn’t 2006, folks.  We’re watching … Continue reading

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de Tocqueville on Democracy

20 years ago, I would have read this and assumed it could never happen in America. “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse … Continue reading

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National Blogger Day of Silence

Naturally, I will not be participating in this here (since it, ironically, gives the opposition what they want — silence).  Rather, I will simply point you towards Bearing Drift where we will be participating in the national day of protest. … Continue reading

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Gary North: Avoiding Kamikaze Politics

…or better entitled, why a third-party run is a really bad idea: We need 8 years to quietly infiltrate the Republican Party’s county organizations, especially in rural counties where Democrats are dominant. Nobody wants to be a Republicans in in … Continue reading

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