The Past, Present, and Future of Richmond’s Monument Avenue

In the weeks after the chaos that enveloped Charlottesville, Virginia, after the clashing of white supremacists, members of the Ku Klux Klan, and what the drive-by media calls the “alt-right” against counter protesters and Anti-fa, states, municipalities, and politicians have been calling for the removal of historic monuments and statues that romanticize the Confederate-Era. Just … Read more…

To Win, Gillespie Must Go Bold With Decriminalization

For weeks, conservative activists across Virginia have been scratching their heads, collectively wondering how, when, and if Ed Gillespie will seize grassroots support from former gubernatorial rivals Denver Riggleman and Corey Stewart. Issues some label populist are motivating factors for growing, dedicated swaths of activists, such as the decriminalization of marijuana use. According to polling … Read more…

A Better Deal: Democrats to Court Populists by Repeating FDR’s Mistakes?

Earlier this week, Congressional Democrats gathered in Berryville, VA where they announced their new economic agenda, “A Better Deal”. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) where among those in attendance for the press conference to pitch an blatantly “populist” agenda, attempting to hijack the populist wave responsible for electing … Read more…

Emily Brewer Shows Republicans the Way Forward

On Tuesday, Virginians experienced two very different primaries with Democratic turnout blowing Republican turnout out of the water. Of the 909,320 voters who cast ballots yesterday, 543,046 were Democratic and 366,274 were Republican. This year’s Democratic primary drew near 4-times the number of voters than their 2013 primary which drew only 144,435. In the wake … Read more…

PRIMARY DAY LIVE BLOG

4:07PM:  Turnout in HoD 72 has finally begun to crawl into the low to mid teens.  We can expect this is also what is occurring in the 56th. Several precincts in Brookland, where Ben Dessart is running for the Republican nomination for Supervisor, are currently reporting between the 10-14% turn out range. —— 3:40 PM: … Read more…