Divisive DeVos Hearing Underscores Competing Visions of Public Education

Tensions were high on Capitol Hill last night as the United States Senate held a confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. Senator Lamar Alexander (R- TN), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), called the confirmation hearing into order by recounting some … Read more…

The troubling reaction to the GOP’s “controversial” Christmas message

Yesterday, billions of Christians around the globe gathered to celebrate the arrival of their King and Savior. Unfortunately, a benign Christmas message from the Republican National Committee sparked a social media storm when a key phrase about this Christmas heralding “a time to celebrate the good news of a new King” was wildly misconstrued by … Read more…

Advancing into 2017

Virginia Republicans kick off 2017 while GOP wins big in last Senate race of 2016 Republicans from all over the Commonwealth gathered in Richmond this weekend for the 33rd Annual Donald W. Huffman Republican Party of Virginia Advance. The event is held every year in December and is generally seen as the kickoff for the … Read more…