Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Limited No-Excuse Early Voting Approved By General Assembly, To Be Enacted In 2020

With absentee voting beginning 45 days before an election, new bipartisan, bicameral legislation would create a seven-day window for in-person, no-excuse absentee voting.
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Supreme Court Rules Strikes Down Warrantless Phone Location Gathering

Supreme Court rules that cellphone location data is protected under the Fourth Amendment. Law enforcement officers now need a warrant to gather.
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Ken Burns’ Vietnam Might Be The Best Documentary Ever Made

The documentary provides the raw emotions of the conflict in a way that brings the humanity of both sides to bear -- and the mistakes and errors.

Colonial Williamsburg To Paint Interior of Governor’s Mansion

Colonial Williamsburg is taking the extraordinary step of painting the great hall of the Governor's Mansion between Jan 15th thru Jan 26th.

This Day in Virginia History: Nativism in 1852

On August 16, 1852, an article defending future president Franklin Pierce against charges of anti-Catholic sentiment ran in the Lynchburg Daily Virginian.

This Day in Virginia History: Black Market Corn

On September 4, 1623 Governor Francis Wyatt issued a proclamation prohibiting private trade with Indians in Virginia.

LINGAMFELTER: I’m a Dreamer, Too…

Scott Lingamfelter dreams about a lot of things.

Remembering The Jewish Holocaust and The Endgame of Populist Nationalism

If we don't remember why the past happened, we will most assuredly fall back into the ways of the past -- and we all know how that story ends. 
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Trump Holds On Russian Sanctions Announced By UN Ambassador Haley

After UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced new sanctions on Russia after the alleged chemical attack in Syria by Assad, President Trump is holding off.

This Day in Virginia History: Louisa Confederate Monument Erected in 1905

On August 17, 1905, Louisa County held a ceremonious event unveiling its new “monument to the Confederate soldiers of the county, living and dead.”
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