National Politics Category Archives
Funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has of late been turned into political chip in a high stakes poker game. And it’s all because the President has strained the bounds of his legal authority to protect from deportation millions of people unlawfully present in this country. These people, who otherwise would […]
Proposed legislation calling for a “Convention of the States” to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution has been the subject of a lot of discussion lately, and rightly so. Having never actually been convened before in the 226-year history of our Republic and with no legal mechanisms in place to govern what it would look […]
Are you one of the families that used to be able to afford health insurance before Obamacare loaded the marketplace up with regulations that increased premiums and made deductibles skyrocket? We are. We’re one of thousands of families across the Commonwealth that don’t get health insurance through an employer’s benefits plan and have to weigh […]
Those concerned about how illegal aliens are eligible to obtain special privileges not available to citizens because of their unlawful status may take heart in the fact that when these privileges involve rights protected under the U.S. Constitution, the grant of this special treatment is likely in violation of federal law. Not only that, but […]
Gee, I wish someone would have presented these arguments to Democrats when we were debating whether to enact TrainWreckCare. Had someone pointed these arguments out to President Obama, that it is unfair to penalize people for not buying mandatory insurance they cannot afford, maybe things would have turned out differently.
Sunday morning’s veterans rally at the World War II memorial became the spark for a peaceful revolt against the tyranny and oppression of the Obama administration, as veterans tore down barriers intended to keep them away from the very memorials that honor their service and dragged them to the White House. They stormed beaches, they […]
With the shutdown of the federal government comes the closure of Manassas Battlefield National Park. You’d expect from this that the doors would be locked at the visitor’s center, that gates might be closed, and that there wouldn’t be any park service employees at the park. On that last point though, you’d be wrong. They […]
Most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what happens inside in the area’s houses of worship. The faithful does what it wants to do, and we don’t concern ourselves with it. That’s how it should be, up until we start seeing these facilities used by agents of hostile foreign regimes. If a […]
Senator Tim Kaine provided this important message to his constituents and the country from the floor of the United States Senate the other day.
I’m certain all of his constituents felt very encouraged hearing this.
Yesterday morning I submitted a copyright infringement complain to YouTube complaining that the Super PAC “American Bridge 21st Century” had stolen clips from two of my productions. Twenty four hours later, which is quite a bit more of a delay than I had ever encountered before, the infringing video has been re-edited to remove […]
There’s lots happening in the lead-up to the Republican Convention and around the area in local politics, so let’s take a quick pass at all that’s happening since there isn’t time to cover all of these in detail right now.
The Florida legislature is now considering a bill that protects the lives of babies born alive in abortion clinics, which sometimes happens as the result of a botched abortion. Planned Parenthood came out to argue against the bill, and in this stunning video their lobbyist Alisa Laport Snow was asked some rather important questions […]
State and federal authorities have apparently come up with a novel cost-saving measure. They will simply not enforce the law when an illegal alien is charged with a crime. Citizens get the full force of the law directed towards them, but illegal aliens are, well, something special.
After a full-court press since November of the meme “Republicans have to do something for Hispanics or they’ll lose every election,” Republican members of both the House and Senate have been working hard to come up with some version of “comprehensive immigration reform” that will make Hispanic voters like them more, but not alienate the […]
I have no use for political miscreants like Dick Armey who try to hijack grassroots movements for their own purposes, or for self-styled “leadership” organizations such as FreedomWorks that seem far more interested in gaining ownership of local Tea Parties than doing anything that substantially promotes the ideals that drive them. When Armey and FreedomWorks […]
Candidates and campaigns win elections in the environment that exists while voting is conducted. While that statement isn’t terribly revealing it points out the three primary components of an outcome. Activists like myself can’t change the candidates (at least after they’re nominated), the environment is largely out of our control, but we do impact campaigns […]
With the kind of enthusiastic crowd I saw in Fairfax today, I’m pretty hopeful for a Romney and Allen win in Virginia!
While we’re not quite sure at this point who is going to win the Presidential election on Tuesday, we already know who the losers will be: a set of pollsters. When one set of polls would show Obama with a pretty comfortable lead in a state, another would show Romney with a slight lead, and […]
It’s been a long time since I’ve been surprised by the idiocy of the Manassas News & Messenger, primarily because I don’t bother to waste time reading the mindless drivel they try to pass off as journalism. Calling me tonight just as I was getting the kids ready to go out trick-or-treating, I got enough […]
I attend quite a few campaign events during election season and I’m rather pleased that this year, given that Virginia is a battleground state, we have both presidential candidates making numerous visits. There’s an opportunity to learn something about a candidate in person that no television or radio program will ever reveal to you, even […]