Author Archives: Jefferson Policy Journal

Demolishing Political Rankings with Reality

By Chris Saxman Some things just have to be challenged at the outset before they gain traction and become an untrue reality. Gaining traction among too many candidates for the General Assembly is a ranking was released by a British … Continue reading

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How One Man is Leading the Fight for School Choice in Richmond

By Lindsey M. Burke Although he is facing steep opposition from the school board in the city, Green has mobilized parents around Richmond who are supportive of his fight to bring more quality education options to an area that desperately … Continue reading

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Remembering Mike Thompson

The Thomas Jefferson Institute has lost its Founder. Mike Thompson, Founder, Chairman and Past President of the Thomas Jefferson Institute, passed away at Johns Hopkins the evening of September 7, surrounded by those he always knew were the most important … Continue reading

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Virginia Ranks 2nd in Nation in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

By Baruch Feigenbaum, Spence Purnell and M. Gregory Fields Virginia’s highway system ranks 2nd in the nation in overall cost-effectiveness and condition, according to the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation. This is a 25-spot improvement from the previous report, where Virginia … Continue reading

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For Prepared Citizenship, Civics Education is a Must

By George Nethercutt and James Dillard Education is usually at the top of the list of national priorities, especially for American Presidential candidates. If one looks at the mission statement for many schools and school districts, it usually includes statements … Continue reading

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