Hire Ed for Higher Ed!

Last year, Virginia was the 6th most expensive state for college. Over the past decade, the cost of higher education in Virginia has doubled, while the medium income for Virginia families has only risen 27%. Between 2002 and 2012, the cost of tuition, room and board at public colleges and universities rose by 40% at a rate 4 … Read more…

Virginia’s GOP Governor Hopefuls on Twitter

Thanks to President Donald Trump, the Twitter habits of elected officials and political candidates has become even more relevant, sparking wide-spread interest and criticism. Considering this unprecedented and unorthodox level of Twitter usage by a sitting President, I was curious about how our four Republican candidates for VA Governor have been utilizing the social media platform on their own campaigns. … Read more…

Millennials, Debates, & The Future of the GOP.

Over the past few weeks, my life has resolved around the Millennial Advocacy Council PAC and our Inaugural Phoenix Summit. Between event planning, fundraising, and debate coordinating, I had very little time to sleep, let alone blog. Now as the dust settles and my routine somewhat returns to normalcy, I couldn’t imagine a better topic to break my … Read more…

Fmr. Governor Gilmore to Address Millennials, RPV Chairman John Whitbeck to Moderate 2017 Statewide Candidate Debate

Richmond, VA – Today, the Millennial Advocacy Council PAC announced Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore as the keynote speaker for their Inaugural Phoenix Summit this Saturday, February 18th. MAC-PAC also revealed today that Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck will serve as moderator during the 2017 Statewide Candidate Debate they are co-hosting with NextGen GOP … Read more…

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…

Virginia’s 2017 Gubernatorial Election Preview

There is no off-season in Virginia politics. Because Virginia holds an election every single year, someone (and everyone) is ALWAYS campaigning. As they say… no rest for the weary! As Virginia politicos gear up for the 2017 state-wide primary season, and with the 2016 Election cycle behind us [finally], political candidates are busy laying the groundwork of … Read more…

Big Academia: The Monster to Big Government’s Frankenstein

America is in desperate need of higher education reform. This truth is evident from the shocking $1.4 trillion outstanding student loan debt that is crippling America’s youngest generations. It’s no surprise that many college graduates question whether it was worth attending college. After all, many college graduates are not finding jobs within the field of their awarded … Read more…