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Memo To 114th Congress: First, Repudiate Washington’s Ruling(Comments Off)

February 4, 2015

The majority of newly elected members of Congress are men and women who ran and won in direct opposition to President Obama’s policies. But there is more to their victory than a triumph over liberal policies. The 2014 election also represents a repudiation of an attitude and style of governance that has become entrenched in […]

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Sen. Tom Coburn’s ‘Waste Book’ Could Upset You

(This article was written before Thanksgiving.) Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to celebrate family and this wonderful country. While you are enjoying turkey and football, think about folks who really have reason to celebrate Thanksgiving. U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, R-Okla., in his new Waste Book 2012 Report points out the NFL is a nonprofit and […]

McDonnell Trial Reviewed

In closing statements of former Governor Bob McDonnell’s August trial, lead prosecutor Michael Dry made a remarkable statement. McDonnell had flat-out denied key testimony of star witness Jonnie R. Williams, a suspected con man under federal investigation who had agreed to testify in exchange for a generous immunity agreement. Dry acknowledged that jurors might suspect […]

Contracting Government Services Can Work

Editor’s Note: Virginia has been a leader in public private partnerships (P3’s) and in contracting out government services. The recent problems with P3’s on the proposed new highway 460 should not stop this process, but should be a caution that all such programs, large and small, need to be carefully thought through.) Despite decades of […]

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