Renwick and James Monroe, a Natural Fit

As the Fredericksburg region has grown over the last 20 years, so too has our understanding as to what the wider legacy of Virginia’s history means to future generations. No longer the Crossroads of the Civil War or George Washington’s Boyhood Home, Fredericksburg has come to embrace some of the darker and more neglected elements […]

HANER: Governor’s Budget Compromise Eclipses Fears of Stalemate

Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) is offering a compromise on the disputed state budget that gives Virginia’s Democratic legislators most of the spending they were initially demanding, especially for local schools and early childhood education. The Governor is also offering a quick path to a resolution that avoids additional months of budget stalemate and political division. “On […]

Youngkin Proposes Major Amendments To State Budget Bill

Governor Glenn Youngkin publicized his desire to include over 200 amendments to the state budget proposal sent his way by the Virginia General Assembly. This year’s budget is of utmost importance as it will serve as the Governor’s “legacy budget” – the only one in his single four-year term that he can oversee from start […]

LEAHY: Billionaires Upset After Taxpayers Reject Sports Stadium Subsidies

Voters in Jackson County, Missouri, rejected a sales tax ballot measure that would have funded stadium renovations to the home of the Kansas City Chiefs and built a new stadium for the Kansas City Royals. The billionaire owners of the two teams expressed their regret that taxpayers were unwilling to subsidize their clubs for the […]

LEAHY: Social Security Reform Proposal Sparks Political Firestorm

What happens when one of the major political parties suggests the most modest of reforms to the benefits future Social Security beneficiaries will receive? The other major political party goes ballistic. Such were the atmospherics when the Republican Study Committee (RSC) played against the prevailing type with the GOP so far and issued a plan […]

MAX: Youngkin Uses Veto Pen to Protect Farmers and Lower-Skilled Workers

There is a near-universal consensus among economists that increases in the minimum wage harm low-skilled workers the most. Originally designed to mimic racially discriminatory laws elsewhere, the minimum wage continues to be a means of picking certain classes and geographic locations over others. For example, the minimum wage benefits the high-cost-of-living areas in the Northeast over the lower-cost-of-living areas in […]

Youngkin Backs Bipartisan Commitment To Fight Fentanyl Crisis

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin signed into law Thursday Senate Bill 469, aimed at combatting the fentanyl crisis. After the bill was signed the into law, the Governor’s office shared the following in a media release: This bill strengthens the fight against the alarming and devastating crisis that has inflicted profound harm in the Commonwealth. “By […]

VA-10 Educational Leaders Endorse Aliscia Andrews

Aliscia Andrews – candidate for the Republican Primary in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District- announced today the support of several school board members in the District. Her campaign announced the following via a media release Wednesday: Three local School Board members have endorsed her campaign for Congress: Fauquier County School Board Chair Susan Pauling, Fauquier County […]

Former NYC Mayor, Top Trump Ally Endorses McGuire

State Senator and Republican Candidate for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District John McGuire announced Monday that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has endorsed his campaign. ENDORSEMENT ALERT: America’s Mayor @RudyGiuliani has endorsed our campaign for Congress! Join our team at — let’s SAVE AMERICA! — John McGuire (@JohnMcGuire4VA) March 29, 2024 McGuire […]

Long Live The King

Why do you seek the living among the dead? Happy Easter everyone! In line with my second post to everyone about Christmas, I wanted to spend some time this afternoon to reflect on the events of Holy Week, The Resurrection, and their implications. Three months ago, I wrote to you about a newborn infant in […]