Higher Taxes: The Wrong Road Forward
At a time when conservatives across America are looking for a road forward for our country and for our party, there are many paths to heal what’s ailing our movement. Tossing aside our conservative principles and raising taxes on families isn’t one of them. Rhetorically, there is near-unanimous agreement in the grassroots of our movement that Americans are taxed too much already, and that government | Read More »
Virginia’s Governor McDonnell Folding on Exchanges?
Virginia’s Republican majority very unfortunately passed the budget busting ObamaCare Medicaid expansion (pushing 400,000 more Virginians into the single payer program), a state sales tax increase to help Virginians through the current hard times, and an expensive but unnecessary Dulles rail boondoggle when DC’s Metro rail service already extends to Reagan Airport. But now, to cap the GOP’s bold moves to re-establish themselves as the | Read More »
Govs. Haley, McDonnell & McCrory Urge Drilling the Atlantic Offshore
In the end, there’s either oil and gas is the Atlantic OCS or there’s not. If there’s not, there’s virtually no environmental risk in drilling.
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Cuccinelli Closes Investigation of Moran Son
The Washington Post’s Errin Haines reported February 1 that Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will not charge Patrick Moran, son of Virginia Congressman Jim Moran, Democrat, in connection with voter fraud allegations. According to the story, in a flurry of finger pointing, Cuccinelli accused James O’Keefe, whose video was critical evidence in the case, of not cooperating. O’Keefe’s lawyer objected that police were provided with the | Read More »
Ken Cuccinelli corybookers in Virginia.
Anyway, Virginia AG (who happens to be also running for Governor) Ken Cuccinelli was driving along yesterday when… Cuccinelli was on his way back to Richmond on Friday after a meeting of his Human Trafficking Task Force in Staunton when he and his driver Cory Chenard noticed a semi-truck with a flatbed trailer carrying a heavy load in front of them an awful smelling smoke | Read More »
TAKE THAT GUN AWAY from Joe Morrissey (D, Virginia House of Delegates).
Background: the aforementioned idjit decided to wave around an “AK-47-style rifle” on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates as part of a fairly bizarre gun-grabbing stunt. Now, Morrissey claimed that the gun was unloaded, but then… “Del. Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, interrupted Morrissey’s speech to ask him to take his finger out of the trigger guard…” …Joe Morrissey is apparently not exactly qualified to | Read More »
Why Jim Moran’s son Patrick will get away with domestic abuse.
Consider the story of Jim and Patrick Moran… and let us not make this a Democratic/Republican thing. Instead, let us go foreign: imagine that a report had come out that the son of an Australian* politician had been caught viciously beating his girlfriend in a drunken rage. The incident was witnessed by police, who made an arrest (getting assaulted themselves in the process); the victim | Read More »
I am Thankful for John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy
Not quite two weeks removed from Thanksgiving, it is worth giving thanks to John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy. I really am thankful for them. Yesterday the three of them purged fiscal conservatives from committees as punishment for being authentically fiscal conservatives. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina was put on the Financial Services Committee to show fiscal conservatism had nothing to do with removing | Read More »
Jim Moran Calls For More Spending In Fiscal Cliff Speech (Video)
In a speech on the House floor yesterday, Congressman Jim Moran speaks about protecting social safety net programs and also advocates for new infrastructure and R & D spending as Congress and the White House work to avoid devastating sequestration cuts. Considering that America’s true National Debt is north of $87 trillion dollars, more ‘investments’ without any cuts in current spending whatsoever is laughable at | Read More »
GITMO Detainees Coming To Alexandria, Virginia?
Senator Diane Feinstein has commissioned a report on where the United States could house detainees from GITMO inside the U.S. Congressman Jim Moran, who doesn’t live in Alexandria, wrote in 2009 that Alexandria, Virginia (my hometown) is ready to host GITMO detainees at whatever the cost. By and large, Alexandrians are civic-minded people and are ready to do their duty if it serves the greater | Read More »
White House Is Now Praising Mitt Romney? (Video)
This, after an election year battle in which the Obama campaign called him a felon, and a murderer among other things. Next, they’ll be telling us that President Obama has offered the Treasury Secretary position to Mr. Romney (yeah right!). (H/T Charlie Spiering)
Ken Cuccinelli on his Race to be Virginia’s Next Governor
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Ken Cuccinelli to discuss the latest legal challenges to Obamacare, his race against likely Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe and the economic disparities between Northern and Southern Virginia.
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However, when it is time to hold people from different racial backgrounds to an equivalent standard of competence, any sense of racial equality goes bye-bye.
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As part of Virginia’s waiver to opt out of mandates set out in the No Child Left Behind law, the state has created a controversial new set of education goals that are higher for white and Asian kids than for blacks, Latinos and students with disabilities. Here’s what the Virginia state board of education actually did. It looked at students’ test scores in reading and math and then proposed new passing rates. In math it set an acceptable passing rate at 82 percent for Asian students, 68 percent for whites, 52 percent for Latinos, 45 percent for blacks and 33 percent for kids with disabilities.
Evangelicals Are Key to Romney Win in Ohio
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Christian Heinze to discuss his predictions for how today’s election will turnout, why Virginia may signal a short or long night, and why Amish voters could make a difference in Ohio.
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[UPDATE: Nope, he's still for Obama.] Former Democratic VA Governor Doug Wilder Endorses Romney in everything but Name
UPDATE: Well, apparently, he went on Neil Cavuto’s show and announced he’s still voting for Obama. While that is depressing, this is still the most tepid endorsement of the President I’ve seen in a while. For most of the last few months, former Democratic Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder, the first black governor elected anywhere in the United States since the end of Reconstruction, has been | Read More »