The Not-So-Grand Jury

The Not-So-Grand Jury

“Prosecuting attorneys have so much influence over grand juries, they could get them to indict a ham sandwich.”  That popular quote by a New York judge shows the lack of independence grand juries now hold in this country.  As the U.S. Supreme Court just heard arguments in Kaley v. United States, there is a hope […]

Virginia Democrats robocall claims Cuccinelli is not strong on life

Virginia Democrats robocall claims Cuccinelli is not strong on life

“Ken Cuccinelli will say anything to get elected,” says the smooth-talking Democratic Party of Virginia spokes-flak in a recent robocall to Chesapeake residents. The call is meant to make voters think that Cuccinelli is not actually waging a “war on women” (see exhibit A and B for how liberals really feel (h/t: HotAir)) but is […]

Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused

Someone once said, if you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything. As the government shutdown drags on, and the latest debt ceiling debacle lays dead ahead like a gale wind approaching a dingy, the American people sit as dazed and confused as the high schoolers in the 20-year old movie of the same […]

Another Conversation With Clyde. Frivolous Federal Spending

Another Conversation With Clyde. Frivolous Federal Spending

We spoke of many things. Of cabbages and kings and sealing wax….

TDIVH: General Assembly Outlaws Slave Importation — 1778

TDIVH: General Assembly Outlaws Slave Importation — 1778

On October 5, 1778, Virginia became the first Commonwealth in the world to outlaw the importation of slaves into her sovereign boundaries; to make the importation of slaves a penal offense; and to categorically free any slaves who were imported into Virginia thenceforward.


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The Not-So-Grand Jury

The Not-So-Grand Jury

“Prosecuting attorneys have so much influence over grand juries, they could get them to indict a ham sandwich.”  That popular quote by a New York judge shows the lack of independence grand juries now hold in this country.  As the U.S. Supreme Court just heard arguments in Kaley v. United States, there is a hope […]

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Terry McAuliffe Wants College Students to Use Their “Other” Brain (UPDATED)

Terry McAuliffe Wants College Students to Use Their “Other” Brain (UPDATED)

No, seriously: Apparently, the NSU Young Democrats, a group called “Education Votes,” (possibly an NEA offshoot?) and the Democratic Party of Virginia think that college students only care about one thing. Not graduating. Not the rising cost of college, and the debt that is incurred to graduate. No, they think that college students-particularly black college […]

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6,800

That’s the number of Virginians who have had their civil rights restored under the McDonnell administration, according to a just-received press release: Of those, 1,577 were granted since the Governor announced Virginia’s new automatic, individualized system of rights restoration for non-violent felons on July 15, 2013. Governor McDonnell granted 1,114 in 2010,1,293 in 2011, and […]

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Celebrating Magna Carta on Blog Action Day

Celebrating Magna Carta on Blog Action Day

Today is Blog Action Day, an annual conversation of bloggers around the world based on a particular theme. The theme for 2013 is “human rights,” so I thought I would revisit an article I wrote a long time ago that looks at the historical roots of the concept of human rights. In this case, one […]

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Virginia Democrats robocall claims Cuccinelli is not strong on life

Virginia Democrats robocall claims Cuccinelli is not strong on life

“Ken Cuccinelli will say anything to get elected,” says the smooth-talking Democratic Party of Virginia spokes-flak in a recent robocall to Chesapeake residents. The call is meant to make voters think that Cuccinelli is not actually waging a “war on women” (see exhibit A and B for how liberals really feel (h/t: HotAir)) but is […]

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Mayor Paul Fraim Endorses Glenn Davis for Delegate

Republican candidate for Delegate Glenn Davis earned another significant endorsement with the support of Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim.  Mayor Fraim is another sign of the broad bipartisan support Glenn Davis has attracted throughout his campaign. ….according to an email I just received from the Davis campaign. Not sure why Fraim is sticking his nose into VA Beach […]

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Voters want a third party but which one?

Voters want a third party but which one?

Last week the Gallup organization released a new public opinion poll that shows American voters’ demand for a viable third political party is at its highest point since they started including the question about it in surveys. Amid the government shutdown, 60% of Americans say the Democratic and Republicans parties do such a poor job […]

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Memo to Chris LaCivita

Chris, Forgive the self-promotion, but it’s central to the point: Coby Dillard, vice chairman of the Norfolk Republican Party, said Cuccinelli’s campaign reminds him of the mistakes the GOP made during the 2012 presidential campaign when it repeatedly attacked incumbent President Obama. “We didn’t tell them why they should vote for Mitt Romney,” he said, […]

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