Landmark Redistricting Reform Passed in Virginia

Editors’ Note: We reprint here excerpts from an important letter from OneVirginia2021, which has been working tirelessly for redistricting reform in the Commonwealth. It contains crucial information and links to associated events. What Happened? Saturday, February 23rd, the Virginia General… Read More ›

Outlaws, Felons, Justice

On March 25, 2019, Gov. Ralph Northam vetoed a bill that would have barred former felons from receiving certification as notaries public. In his veto message, the governor concluded, Permanently prohibiting a person from exercising a civil right without a… Read More ›

Making a Nothingburger with Special Sauce

The headline in the Richmond Times-Dispatch (April 18, 2019) blared loudly with what suggested to be a smidgen of smuggery involving a senior staff person’s departure from Governor Ralph Northam’s PAC: Northam PAC’s finance director leaves following yearbook photo scandal… Read More ›

Mythology in Economics and Politics

The internet and social media have turned up the volume and amount of dialogue in our society, magnifying and promoting a spread of conspiracy theories and falsehoods as a substitute for facts and evidence. Once upon a time, myths and… Read More ›

Slavery, Debt, and Taxation

We generally hold a belief that the arc of history is one of social and economic progress. The current discussion and dialogue in the United States concerning inequality of wealth is one that commenced in colonial times and has occupied… Read More ›