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Commentary

Who Is Holding The Knife In The Back of VA’s Veterans / First Responders?

Without any warning, the Virginia General Assembly voted near unanimously (138-2) on May 13th, 2024, to gut previously guaranteed education benefits to surviving family members of Virginia military veterans...

A Broadside Across the Bow at VMI

In a local alumni organization’s election earlier this year, candidates for office had, first, to...

Roanoke City Manager Bob Cowell’s Departure Is Good News

The sudden resignation of Roanoke's City Manager, Bob Cowell, is indeed good news for taxpayers. His...

Once Friends Working Together – Russia and The West Now Enemies

Dear Editor,It is such a crying shame that Russia and the West are fighting such...

Virginia Institute for Public Policy Applauds Youngkin’s Decision to End Electric Vehicle Mandate

The Virginia Institute for Public Policy extends its heartfelt thanks to Governor Glenn Youngkin for...

Open Letter To Salem Mayor Turk: Stop Urban Sprawl / Uncontrolled Development

Hon. Salem Mayor Renée Turk:I'm sending you a big check for my taxes this month...car and real estate. I expect you and Council to...

Virginia Declares Independence From California EV Mandates

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) and Attorney General Jason Miyares (R) have announced  that Virginia will no longer comply with the California air regulations...

Virginians Need to Consider USPS Dog Bite Awareness

Dear Editor:Many of us have seen a cartoon or read a comic strip where a dog chasing a letter carrier is often portrayed as...

The Role of the Jewish Community in The Fight For Civil Rights

Now is the time to rise against the hateful rhetoric and actions perpetuated against Jews for simply being Jewish.The Black and Jewish communities are...

D-Day Memorial and The Crooked Road

You may be asking yourself what the D-Day Memorial in Bedford County and the Crooked Road have in common.But what they share is that...

The Stealth Tax Increase That Remains in The Virginia Budget

A Commentary From The Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public PolicyWhile there has been much celebration at the passage of a new $188 billion biennial...