gun control

Westward Ho!

Has the Commonwealth initiated yet another trend? USA Today reports a grass-roots movement in Oregon to have several counties secede from the state to join with Idaho as a new entity called Greater Idaho. The move is spurred by a… Read More ›

New Voters Turned Virginia Blue

Editors’ Note: An insightful analysis reposted from The New York Times, November 9, 2019.  By Sabrina Tavernise and Robert Gebeloff SOUTH RIDING, Va. — Not long ago, this rolling green stretch of Northern Virginia was farmland. Most people who could vote had grown up here. And… Read More ›

Is the Law an Ass?

Three recent events echoed the scene in Oliver Twist (1838) by Charles Dickens when the court advised Mr. Bumble that “the law supposes that your wife acts under your direction.” Defendant Bumble replies, “If the law supposes that, the law… Read More ›

Dumbing Down to the New Normal

Some of us who recall our civics lessons vaguely remember that President Lincoln and the Civil War settled the belief that a state could nullify a law of Congress (it cannot). However, recent research indicates that a number of states… Read More ›