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  • Geopolitical Power Shift in House

    Rural Virginia on the Rise Editors’ Note: Excerpted from Cardinal News, January 13, 2022, with permission. By Dwayne Yancey The U.S. Geological Survey says there were at least 45 earthquakes around the world last Wednesday. Most were around the Pacific… Read More ›

  • Eurocracy Threat

    By definition, political or commercial unions that transcend borders are constructed from different components requiring both agreement and attention to sustain the federation or confederation. There exists no model or formula. Following the decline and fall of the Roman Empire,… Read More ›

  • Nations Within a Nation

    History and civics as presented in our schools may have exposed us to some reliable material regarding the indigenous peoples living on the continent without offering a a great deal of detail or context. For the most part, it seems… Read More ›

  • Where Are They Today?

    SIR ANTHONY CHARLES LYNTON “TONY” BLAIR Perhaps recalled as a dapper sophisticate ala Jack Kennedy or Bill Clinton, former United Kingdom Prime Minister the Right Honourable Sir Tony Blair served in that role from 1997 to 2007 and leader of… Read More ›

  • Over Here, Over There

    KAZAKHSTAN For Russia’s Putin, Kazakhstan represents a second front with which to contend as it continues to rattle the nerves of its neighbors. Geographically, Kazakhstan–with 19 million people, predominantly Muslim–is located in Central Asia, bordered by Russia to the west… Read More ›

  • ICYMI………………….January 17, 1919

    One hundred and three years ago, the United States adopted a ban upon the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors” (18th Amendment). One year later, appropriate legislation implementing the ban (National Prohibition Act/Volstead Act) went into effect, thereby “drying”… Read More ›

  • Redistricting Postmortem

    The Virginia Supreme Court announced the conclusion of its consideration of redistricting maps for the Commonwealth, terminating an unsuccessful episode of political cartography by the Virginia Redistricting Commission. Thus, the state may now enjoy (or curse) the judiciary’s result for… Read More ›

  • The Good is Oft Interred . . .

  • Beyond Our Border

    OKLAHOMA A line from the title song of the musical relates that “You’re doing fine, Oklahoma; Oklahoma, OK!” The Sooner State received its nickname as settlers in 1889 lined up at the border to make claims to Native American lands… Read More ›