Friday, January 21, 2022

Yancey and Simonds Head To The Virginia Thunderdome in HOD 94

In what has to be the most bizarre finale in the history of Virginia elections, a clearly marked Republican ballot sends HOD-94 to a drawing by lot.

Kavanaugh Nomination Advances After Vote Following McConnell’s Fiery Senate Floor Speech

"The facts were not the point after all, we get that now," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY said during a speech Friday morning. McConnell wants Republicans, after this debacle of a bitterly divided confirmation hearing process to, "send a message to the American people...facts matter, fairness matters, the presumption of innocence is sacrosanct."

Virginia’s Pamunkey Tribe Considers $700 Million Casino

After gaining federal recognition and the General Assembly's gambling expansion, the Pamunkey Tribe will develop a $700 million casino in the Commonwealth.

President Trump To Pull Federal Government Out Of K-12 Education

Last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to start pulling the federal government out of K-12 education. The move signals a delivery on one of his top campaign promises to return the control of schools back to state and local officials.

SCHILLING: Charlottesville’s Bellamy Pushes Jail Board To Spurn ICE Immigration Enforcement

Bellamy’s quest for lawlessness is not Charlottesville’s first foray into resisting federal immigration policies.

Paging Trey Gowdy…The Office Of Attorney General Is Calling

If the President wants an energetic attorney general, Gowdy, the man with a never-ending hairstyle, would be a fantastic choice for the job for an administration that seeks to promote "law and order."

Virginia Tech Leans On IDAs For Projects… Dare We Call It Socialism?

What does not serve Virginia localities well is a process where local elected officials begin to pick winners and losers -- crony capitalism at its worst.

Speaker Howell To Lead Thomas Jefferson Institute

With the announcement of Speaker Howell and others to the board of directors at TJIPP, Virginia's premier think tank just got a financial shot in the arm.

Will Gas Prices Affect Midterm Elections?

Will President Trump invoke the fiery brand he's used to campaigning on and choose to aggressively reach out to OPEC and get gas prices down?

Self-Avowed Socialist Carter Announces for Governor

Virginia Democrats now have plenty to worry about as self-espoused socialist Lee Carter enters a crowded Democratic field.