Social Policy

Delegate Bob Marshall Supports Logic of Gun-Control Activists

Surprise, surprise… Virginia’s very own “Bathroom Bill” has been introduced by none other than, Delegate Bob Marshall. I was hoping that Virginia wouldn’t follow North Carolina’s lead by introducing such useless, ill-conceived and unenforceable legislation, but I suppose some people never learn. HB 1612 Yesterday, when Marshall introduced his “Physical Privacy Act” (HB 1612), which would … Read more…

Make Child Care Great Again!

In unveiling his new child care plan, Donald Trump is moving onto Democrat turf… and they have every reason to be concerned. Generally, Republicans have failed to really acknowledge the plight of modern women and working mothers in their policies, conceding the debate to Democrats with their silence. But now, by introducing a fiscally conservative alternative to the … Read more…

Conservative Outrage

  Last week, it was reported that servers at the “Cookout” in Colonial Heights openly mocked a family wearing Donald Trump shirts and hats, initially refusing to serve them. The family was on their way home from attending the Trump rally in Richmond and had stopped for dinner. The servers’ treatment of this family was … Read more…

Paul Ryan on Anti-Poverty

Speaker Ryan’s plan certainly engages in the traditional conservative talking points of smaller government and the importance of job creation for the impoverished of this country. However this plan, after reading it in its entirety (only 35 pages), is an excellent organized step forward in my opinion with nuanced 21st century policy proposals that deserve … Read more…

Donald Trump Proves the Party is Out of Touch with Members on Social Issues

The rise of Donald Trump has been full of surprises. Political pundits and Republican leadership are learning what the majority of Republicans really care about – and the answers aren’t what anyone expected. For over a decade, Republicans have burned so much of their political capital on social issues. Abortion, gay marriage and transgender bathrooms … Read more…

Bathroom Control = Gun Control

We have real issues in our country. America is $19.2 trillion in debt. 47 million Americans are trapped in poverty, including over 20% of black and Hispanic Americans. A whopping 35.4% of the population relies on welfare. Thousands of Americans remain under- or unemployed. 40 million Americans owe $1.25 trillion in outstanding student loan debt. … Read more…

Minimum Wage: Curing Poverty with Band-Aids?

For the most part, Republicans have largely remained silent on the issue of minimum wage. I can’t understand why. As a party, we declare ourselves to be pro-family and pro-small business. We criticize the failed welfare state. We support transparency in government. But what does any of this have to do with minimum wage? Everything. By owning … Read more…