DAVIS: Government Limits, Parents’ Responsibilities

School districts are set to act on smartphone bans. That’s good. But failing to define what problem they hope to address means smartphone bans could fail before they’re ever implemented. Tonight, Fredericksburg City Schools looks to become another in the line of divisions regionally and across the nation to join the smartphone-ban movement. Huzzah! Now watch those […]

HANER: Virginia Declares Independence from California EV Mandates

As with the dispute over RGGI, the bottom line is this issue will be back in front of the voters when a new governor and new House of Delegates are chosen in 2025.

As with the dispute over RGGI, the bottom line is this issue will be back in front of the voters when a new governor and new House of Delegates are chosen in 2025.

LEAHY: Incremental Changes Could Save Taxpayers Billions In Entitlements

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released its 2024 annual report with the promising title of how the government can “reduce fragmentation, overlap, and duplication and achieve billions of dollars in financial benefits.” Sounds promising. And given the agency’s examples, there are millions of dollars in savings just waiting to be claimed at various agencies. […]

LEAHY: The Billion-Dollar Biofuel Fraud Epidemic Gets Exposed

Governments have traditionally relied on a mixture of carrots and sticks to get people to obey laws or engage in (or avoid) certain behaviors. A third way the government attempts to get people to do what it wants is called a “nudge.” It’s a popular tool for enticing people to jump on the energy-saving bandwagon, […]

Trump Deserves High Praise For Keeping America Safe

A Congressional Gold Medal. The left and its allies in the mainstream media have been bashing former President Donald Trump mercilessly in recent months, most noticeably focusing on the sham Democrat-fabricated show trials Trump is currently facing. Their aim is to make Trump a convicted criminal or at least appear to be one. But some Republican lawmakers are […]

LEAHY: Widespread Embrace Of Populist Policies Is Having Unintended Consequences

There are times when populist policies centered on tariffs that shield American companies from competition provide a useful, if entirely unintended, peek behind the political curtain. Consider the example of solar panels. The U.S. has imposed tariffs on Chinese-made solar panels, arguing that these cheap products would otherwise flood the market and put American solar […]

Why Mary Isn’t Sticking The Landing

When you have an LLC within an LLC moving within weeks and not months on a prime piece of property? There ought to be questions. Bear with me, but I have a terrible knot in the back of my right shoulder that neither heat nor medicine nor water can seem to unlock. Political differences can […]

HANER: Youngkin Prevents Two Tax Increases, Will Still Sign Record State Budget

After much political theater, the Virginia General Assembly and Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) have now compromised on a $188 billion state budget based simply on the revenue projected from current tax law, with neither tax hikes nor tax reductions.  Making those revenue projections slightly more optimistic eased the path. With both sides backing off their desire to change […]