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by | Jul 10, 2022

There are approximately one million Orthodox Jews in the United States. The main group of Orthodox rabbis speaking on public policy matters is Coalition for Jewish Values. It speaks for 2,000 — two thousand — American rabbis. The largest collegial…

by | Dec 2, 2021

“Stare Decisis” is a Latin term and represents one of the most fundamental rules of jurisprudence. The idea is that, when a court hands down a ruling that ultimately withstands any appellate challenges, that rule is to remain the rule…

by | Oct 10, 2021

Virginia’s gubernatorial contest between Republican Glenn Youngkin and Democrat Terry McAuliffe clearly has supporters of the latter worried. Recent polls show a far tighter race than they expected. Consequently, it was all but inevitable that McAuliffe’s allies would attempt to…

by | Dec 23, 2020

We live in an age that obsesses over past evils while ignoring present ones. In this spirit, the checkered Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam patted himself on the back for the recent removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from…

by and | Dec 3, 2020

As the November results are certified and the campaign punditry world returns from its post-election holidays, attention will now shift to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Virginia is a political writer’s nirvana. Former Gov. Bob McDonnell was fond of saying that…

by | Jul 10, 2020

In the first half of the year, 546 bills were introduced in 44 states and the District of Columbia reinforcing access to abortion and other “reproductive health” measures, a new study reports. The National Institute of Reproductive Health (NIRH) announced…

by | Jun 10, 2020

On Thursday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced that plans are underway to remove the large statue of Robert E. Lee from its prominent position on Richmond’s Monument Avenue, where it has stood for well over a century. The governor’s decision…

by | May 8, 2020

Abraham Lincoln is frequently credited with the following aphorism: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” These words may well have been misattributed to the Great Emancipator, but their…

by | Feb 4, 2020

Oops! So much has been made about former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s use of his billions to win the Democratic presidential nomination. The one-time Republican has met some stiff resistance from the Left because of his billionaire status…

by | Jan 19, 2020

In Virginia’s last election, the Democrat Party won narrow majorities in both chambers of the General Assembly. Democrat legislators then promptly proposed a series of gun-control measures. Among these was a ban on the purchase of so-called “assault weapons” patterned…

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