Virginia

A Family Gets Away to Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains

We work-weary urbanites found a way to escape to the woods during the pandemic. Yellow birch trees towered over us and ferns feathered the ground along the Upper Jungle Trail at Mountain Lake Lodge in southwest Virginia. Even in the light rain, 3-year-old James happily…

At Least 1,400 Virginia Voters Receive Duplicate Mail-in Ballots

At least 1,400 voters in Virginia have received two mail-in ballots, the state Republican Party said, a number later confirmed by officials. In Fairfax County, 1,000 voters or more received two absentee mail-in ballots. “Before the supervisors caught it, the people applying the labels applied…

Virginia: 1,000+ Voters Receive Two Absentee Ballots

Over 1,000 Virginia voters who sought an absentee ballot to vote received an additional ballot in the mail, raising further concerns about possible electoral fraud in the November election.  0…

Virginia Governor Northam, Wife Test Positive for COVID-19

Virginia’s governor and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19, the new disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, announced the diagnosis on Friday. “As I’ve been reminding Virginians throughout this crisis, COVID-19 is very real and very…

The Election Is Already Under Way in America’s Courts

Although the election is not technically until November 3, election season is already well under way—most significantly in the dozens of election-litigation cases that are determining how people can vote, whether they can vote, and whether their votes will be counted. In the many cases…

RBG’s Greatest Insight

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s time on the Court was often characterized as a pitched battle between the principles of equality and individual liberty. Conservative majorities have tended to elevate individual autonomy rights over equal treatment and equal opportunity in our politics, our workplaces, and our…

The Slow-Fingered President

President Donald Trump has warned his Twitter followers three times as often about the threat from mail-in ballots as he has urged them to protect themselves from the threat of COVID-19. Since March, when the stay-at-home orders started, he has written a little over a…

Virginia Police Searching for Gunman Who Shot Patrol Car 3 Times

Authorities in Suffolk, Virginia, said they are looking for a suspect who opened fire on a marked police car on Tuesday night. The vehicle was hit three times, they added. An officer was inside the patrol car but wasn’t injured, officials said in a statement.…

Even the Coronavirus Can’t Kill the SAT and ACT

Over the summer, more than 400 colleges decided to stop requiring the SAT or the ACT for admissions, because the pandemic had made taking the tests (or even finding a location to take them) so difficult. Some institutions, such as Harvard, Princeton, and Yale, said…

Kanye West Kicked Off Ballots in Arizona, Virginia

A judge has barred Kanye West from appearing on the Nov. 3 ballot in Arizona, concluding that a voter who challenged his candidacy had shown he would probably prevail and had established the possibility of an irreparable harm if the rapper’s name were to appear…

Lawsuits Seek to Bar Kanye West from Arizona and Virginia Ballots

Billionaire rap mogul and long shot White House hopeful Kanye West has been hit with lawsuits seeking to keep him off the ballot in Arizona and Virginia, according to reports. An Arizona resident sued to have West barred from appearing on the state’s ballot, accusing…

Washington and Lee University Offers Course on ‘How to Overthrow the State’

Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, is offering a course entitled “How to Overthrow the State,” which includes encouraging students to engage in “producing a Manifesto,” and “writing a persuasive essay on rewriting history and confronting memory.” 0…

The Smart Way to Fix the Filibuster

If Democrats get their wish—a landslide victory leading to a Joe Biden presidency, as well as a Democratic Senate and House—they will face an immediate challenge to getting things done. No matter the size of that landslide, the Republican response will be undeterred: a united…

Navy Plane Crashes in Virginia, Crew Bails Out

An E-2 Hawkeye Navy surveillance plane crashed in a field on Virginia’s eastern shore on Monday, but all its occupants were able to bail from the aircraft. A Navy spokeswoman told news outlets on Monday night that the plane crashed around 3:50 p.m. Monday afternoon.…

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