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Randy Forbes: The Tenth Amendment

A power struggle. That’s what our Founding Fathers foresaw between states and our federal government. So in 1787, they penned the Tenth Amendment.


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Today’s African American: Still the minority?

Dr. Whitfield Scott explains why minorities still don’t have the same level of freedom in his new book, A Focus on the African American’s History of Enslavement, Contribution to the Growth of the Nation, and His Struggle to be Free.


Ken Plum: Saved by the Feds

As I wrote in a column several months ago, Virginia has historically ceded decisions to federal authorities on major issues on which the state had been unwilling to move forward, despite the Commonwealth’s historic antipathy toward the federal government.


U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis on gay marriage ruling

Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis made the following statement following the announcement Monday by the United State Supreme Court that it would not review pending decisions by lower courts regarding same-sex marriage.


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Randy Forbes: The Tenth Amendment

A power struggle. That’s what our Founding Fathers foresaw between individual states and our federal government. So in 1787, they penned the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.


Chris Graham: Heritage

I’m a Southerner. I have an accent. Hell, I work for a rasslin’ company. No question I’m Southern. Got two cousins named Junior, an uncle named Boogie, et cetera. Here’s where I go controversial being a Southerner – that crap about the Civil War being about states’ rights is, well, yeah, crap. It doesn’t take […]


So-called Repeal Amendment passes House

An effort of conservatives nationwide that would permit the repeal of any federal law or regulation by a vote of two-thirds of the state legislatures has passed the Virginia House of Delegates. The so-called Repeal Amendment passed the House today by a 59-34 vote. The measure is backed by House Speaker Bill Howell, a Republican […]


Chris Graham: Repealing 50 years of advances in basic civil rights

“The federal government,” says Bill Howell, the speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, “has long ago usurped the power reserved to the states and the people via our Constitution.” Here we go again. Looks like we’re about to refight the Civil War. Howell is in Washington today to talk up something called the Repeal […]