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…

Ed Gillespie Should Bust Virginia’s Liquor Monopoly

Since May 28, 1934, Virginia has held a monopoly on liquor sales in the commonwealth – a scheme that has been fruitful for the state’s government for over 80 years. Now, however, the time has come to relinquish the Prohibition-Era policies and get the government out of the citizen’s lives in Virginia. Republican gubernatorial candidate … Read more…

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…

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…