Virginia

pertaining to the U.S. state of Virginia

Media Hides Key Detail in the Virginia School District’s Islamic Lesson Controversy

Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart

A Breitbart News investigation reveals that mainstream media outlets incorrectly reported a key detail in the story of the 9th grade World Geography teacher in Virginia who sparked a national controversy over a “calligraphy lesson” that required students to hand copy the Arabic characters that comprise the shahada, the Islamic statement of faith.

Virginia voters reject the gun grabbers as GOP retains Senate

Neil Stevens, RedState

In the 10th District, Republican Glen Sturtevant won 50-47 over Democrat Dan Gecker. Everytown was all-in for Gecker, and they dragged around the parents of a murder victim as props to support that effort. But they failed. Our civil liberties enshrined in the Bill of Rights prevailed, hindering the efforts of Bloomberg, McAuliffe, and the Democrats to attack our right to keep and bear arms.

Bloomberg and McAuliffe’s gun control pitch misfires in Virginia

Mike Flynn, Breitbart

Bloomberg and his SuperPAC, Everytown for Gun Safety, hoped to show that Democrats could win on the issue of gun control. Also, Gov. McAuliffe had made enacting new restrictions on gun ownership a centerpiece of his campaigning for Democrats around the state.

A Constitutional Amendment to Protect Virginians’ Data and Pastures

This is the first installment of a sentence-by-sentence explanation of the proposed “Fourth Amendment for the 21st Century” to show the amendment is 100 percent based in sound Fourth Amendment principles and purposes consistent with the Framers’ vision. The first article, “WHY IT’S TIME FOR A 21ST CENTURY FOURTH AMENDMENT IN VIRGINIA,” provided general background about the amendment.

How Gov't-Funded Stadiums, Museums Harm Taxpayers

A. Barton Hinkle, Reason.com

Here are a few lessons in crony capitalism from Virginia. In his first year, McAuliffe has already burned through $68 million, even though a study by VA’s legislative watchdog comm. found such handouts have only a “small impact” on companies’ decisions about where to locate. 

An Ivory Tower Fourth Amendment View to Be Ignored

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, ConservativeHQ contributor and constitutional lawyer, provides a strong rebuttal on Fourth Amendment specialist Professor Orin Kerr's misleading and internally contradictory view of the Virginia House of Delegates' 21st Century Fourth Amendment (HJ 578), which is designed to add clarity for citizens, law enforcement, lawyers and judges on unreasonable search and seizure.

Cuccinelli and Fitzgibbons Call for a Much-Needed Facelift of the Fourth Amendment

We need clarity that mundane tasks of communicating through private emails or storing data in the cloud are subject to clear constitutional protections against government invasion.

Why It’s Time for a 21st Century Fourth Amendment in Virginia

Virginia Delegate Rich Anderson of Prince William County is a real patriot. Anderson has introduced HJ 578, an amendment to Virginia’s Constitution to prohibit unreasonable searches and seizures. 

Dem McAuliffe to Push New Gun Restrictions

Jenna Portnoy, Washington Post

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Monday will call for a package of gun restrictions, including a renewal of the state’s one-a-month limit on handgun purchases and a requirement that private vendors at gun shows perform background checks. 

Omnesty: Cloward-Pivens Where Progressive Dem Donkeys Live

How much Cloward-Piven can blue state communities take before they walk away or, better yet, turn to another option? 2014 saw evidence that without President Obama on the ticket, the black community has little to gain by voting progressive as progressive support for Omnesty grows. Will traditionally Democrat blue collar communities follow?

Dem McAuliffe Deal Moves Money, Jobs Around

Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org

Dem. Gov. Terry McAuliffe boasts that his admin. has closed a record 228 econ.-development deals since he took office. Instead of creating new jobs, his new agreement will merely shift workers between 2 VA counties while pitting 1 state-subsidized company against another.

Terry McAuliffe Creates His Own Kermit Gosnell

Streiff, Red State

Under Terry McAuliffe, Virg. is about to dismantle the system of regulation governing abortionists and their operations. This is a payback to Planned Parenthood for their funding of his campaign. All of this serves to underscore the fact that abortion is a business.

Virg. Ignores Abortionists That Treat Women Worse Than Cattle

Chris Freund, The Federalist

Virginia authorities overlook abortionists who don’t wash their hands between examining women, use bloody instruments, and refuse to report potential sex trafficking.

Dem Defends Taxpayer Funding For Hamas

Paul Miller, Daily Signal

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., vows he’ll ensure a group of violent extremists gets cash from U.S. taxpayers. Connolly defended U.S. funding of the Palestinian Authority, even though it includes members of Hamas, which the U.S. classifies as a terrorist org.

SCOTUS Clears Path for Same Sex Marriage

Benjamin Goad, The Hill

The Supreme Court has declined to take up same-sex marriage appeals from 5 states, a decision that should usher in legal gay marriage to a majority of states. The court rejected appeals to laws banning gay marriage in IN, UT, OK, VA and WI. Lower courts had overturned the bans.

Saying ‘No’ to Illegal Kids Lands Town in Trouble

Kathryn Watson, Watchdog.org

A Virginia town is the target of a racial discrimination complaint from a fair housing group and a closed college, the potential beneficiary of a plan to house illegal minors. 1,000 people showed up at a townhall meeting in the town of 1,300 to protest.

“Chicago” Republicans

Michael Giere, Virginia Free Citizen

The Republican Party has become essentially irrelevant. It now exists to ensure the consultants are well paid; but unlike its Dem. opposition, the Repubs. haven't learned how to use the media, social platforms, protests, micro-targeting and organization to back up candidates. 

14,646 Duplicate Voters Flagged in VA, MD

Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org

An election-integrity group is challenging the status of nearly 15,000 voters reportedly registered in both Fairfax County, Virginia, and Maryland.

Va. Repub. Rep. Asks State GOP to Postpone Contentious Meeting

Jenna Portnoy, Washington Post

The battle for control of the GOP of Virginia mounted with new discord between 3 officials & conservative activists. 3 of VA’s GOP Reps. urged VA GOP leaders to delay a meeting that's expected to be a contentious showdown over control of party leadership posts.

McAuliffe Vows to Push OCare Medicaid Expansion Despite Budget Shortfalls

Kathryn Watson, Watchdog.org

Even as VA's Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) emphasized that budget cuts need to be made as a $2.4 billion shortfall was revaled, he made it clear he still plans to find a way to use Obamacare to expand health insurance for Virginia’s poor—and he’s ready to use the power of his exec. office to do so.