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    Cuccinelli: Not ‘Appropriate’ for Virginia Attorney General to Challenge Marriage Law

    In an exclusive comment e-mailed to The Foundry, Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican whom Democrat Mark Herring succeeded as Virginia attorney general, said Herring acted inappropriately in going to federal court to oppose the state marriage amendment. “The only time it is appropriate for an attorney general not to defend a … More

    Should a State Be Able to Force People to Join a Union?

      Can a state force you to join a labor union? On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Harris v. Quinn, a challenge to Illinois’s authority to force home-care providers who receive state subsidies to join labor unions against their will.   Under the Illinois Disabilities Program, the … More

    Should We Raise the Minimum Wage?

    In last year’s State of the Union address, President Obama called for an increase in the minimum wage. Since then, Democrats in Congress have argued that the President didn’t go far enough, proposing even more of an increase. The question is: Would this actually help the entry-level workers it is … More

    Days After Vowing to Uphold Virginia Constitution, Attorney General Challenges Marriage Amendment

    Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring today sided with two same-sex couples in asking a federal court to strike down the voter-approved state law defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. That 2006 amendment to the state constitution, Herring declared, violates the U.S. Constitution. The newly … More

    Schools Need to Stop Teaching Kids to Be Afraid of the Snow

      All good things must come to an end, the saying goes. But it remains to be seen whether that applies to the Martin Luther King, Jr. long weekend, which is stretching on and on and on for students in at least two northern Virginia districts. They’ve been off since … More

    IRS Targeting Hollywood Conservative Group

    The IRS came under intense scrutiny for targeting conservative last year. And according to a new report, it might still be happening. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that a fiercely private group of conservatives in Hollywood, known as “Friends of Abe,” is undergoing a painstaking review by the IRS … More

    Happy 10th Anniversary, D.C. School Choice!

    Ten years ago today, President George W. Bush signed into law the D.C. School Choice Incentive Act, creating the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP). The law marked a sea change for the educational opportunities available to children from low-income families in the nation’s capital. Thanks to the DCOSP, 1,638 students … More

    Sean Hannity for Congress? Talk Show Host Says He's Open to Political Run

    Popular conservative talk-show host Sean Hannity vowed to leave New York after Governor Andrew Cuomo’s comments deriding “extreme conservatives.” Now, the Fox News host and radio talker says a move to Texas or Florida could open the door to a run for political office. “The answer is yes, I’d think … More