It is sheer madness that Wall Street types insist some changes in the rules of accounting can turn around the global economy.
Left in committee Thanks to the press, many people know that numerous bills considered in the House of Delegates never receive a recorded vote. No minutes are taken of subcommittee votes so the chair of the full committee has to rely on the chair of the subcommittee to report accurately […]
In 1956 Adlai Stevenson, running against Dwight Eisenhower, tried to make the political style of his opponent’s vice president, a man by the name of Richard Nixon, an issue. The nation, he warned, was in danger of becoming “a land of slander and scare; the land of sly innuendo, the […]
The almost impossible dead-heat tie for first place in the men’s competition at the U.S. Figure Skating Championship in St. Paul, Minnesota last month caused new headaches for the U.S. Figure Skating Association.
It was a great week of “firsts” What a great time we had last week as the Democrats took control of the Senate for the first time in a decade. At noon on Wednesday, all newly-elected Senators took the oath of office, pledging to uphold the Constitutions of the United […]
Training for new Senate chairs was held in Richmond on December 20th.
The following is Congressman Moran’s statement for the record on fiscally responsible efforts to the repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax.
Earmark reform is a hot topic inside the beltway. Republicans, after six years of busting the budget, increased the use of earmarks to unprecedented levels during their reign. For example, the Labor Health and Human Services bill went from having very few earmarks in 1995, to containing $1.2 billion in […]
The dispute between the national Episcopal Church denomination and the 11 Virginia churches, including the historic Falls Church Episcopal, who voted to defect from the denomination in December has now advanced to the stage of official name-calling. An official press release was issued by the defecting churches quoted one of […]
Thursday, the new 110th Congress will be sworn in. Led by Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi, the first woman Speaker in history, Democrats are poised to tackle a number of issues in the first 100 hours directly impacting the American people.