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Virginia Metros Rank High in Economic Freedom(Comments Off)

November 13, 2014

The political class is all excited (or agitated, as the case may be) by the Republican takeover of Congress in Washington, D.C., but life continues as usual here in the boondocks. The pocketbook issues that propelled the Republicans to power nationally dominate politics at the state and local level as well. Everyone is asking the […]

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Where Does Virginia Stand On Education Reform?

A quarter century ago this month, the move to standards-based education kicked off in Charlottesville, Virginia. There, President George H.W. Bush and the man who would succeed him, Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, led an education summit of the nation’s governors aimed at examining what the nation’s education goals should be, the role of the states […]

A Tale of Two Health Care Programs

While the General Assembly and Governor McAuliffe debated Medicaid expansion in Richmond earlier in the year, the federal government bureaucracy tried to change the Medicare Part D program into a Medicaid type program. Let me explain. When Congress passed Medicare Part D in 2003 and added prescription drug coverage to the health insurance plan that […]

Ocean Drilling Makes Good Sense

The economic benefits from drilling off Virginia’s coast for natural gas and oil far exceed the cost of possible environmental impacts. That is the conclusion of a new study by the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy. The estimates for gas and oil reserves in this new study are from the Bureau of Ocean Energy […]


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