An Energetic and Positive Campaign
11/07/2014 | News |
Shortly after noon today Ed Gillespie told supporters that while close, the margin in his race for the United States Senate is not quite close enough. It’s not the outcome we hoped for, but it’s also one that none of the political pundits expected. Despite being outspent two to one and being down 29 points when he first got in the race, Ed Gillespie “shocked political prognosticators by making a race of an election some saw as a runaway.” But he didn’t shock...Continued »
Lessons from a Hidden Tax Increase
10/28/2014 | News |
Virginians are about to experience a gasoline tax increase — one that has, until now, avoided public notice.
Last year, the Virginia General Assembly passed the first transportation overhaul since 1987. While I strongly support transportation improvements for the commonwealth, I did not vote for the transportation bill in part because of how it is funded.
Part of the plan is paid for by assuming that Congress would pass the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA),...Continued »
“Four Pinocchios” for the Post on Photo ID
09/26/2014 | News |
We live in the age of the fact checkers. There’s PolitiFact, FactCheck.org, and of course the Washington Post’s “Fact Checker.” But when the media itself gets it wrong, who will fact check the fact checkers?
Yesterday, the Washington Post reported that over 450,000 voters lacked proper identification to cast ballots in Virginia. That’s a shocking number—so let’s take a look at it, Fact Checker style.
About 450,000 voters in Virginia may lack the proper...Continued »