• Weathering the Storm: How to Prep for Hurricane Matthew

    Hurricane Matthew battered Florida’s East Coast early Friday, and experts maintain that the worst effects are yet to come. It looks like the weather system is tracking away from Virginia’s coast, but it remains to be seen whether the entire storm center will cross over land. According to National Hurricane Center Director Richard Knabb, the storm “is going to get a lot worse before it [has] a chance of getting better.” The fact is that weather is unpredictable, and it pays to be ready for any co...

  • Want to See Edcation Policy? This is It.

    A few weeks ago, I met a young woman named Sarah. She was smiling, and it was the smile of a student who just solidified her future, her success. She just completed a career and technical education program in manufacturing technology. She is already far on her way to achieving her dream of becoming a manufacturing engineer, even before receiving her high school diploma. Not all careers start with a bachelor’s degree—some begin before students have even started high school. Credential and two-yea...

  • Wittman Opposes CR, Pushes for Return to Regular Order

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today after House passage of legislation that provides temporary funding for government operations through December 9, 2016: “I have consistently said that continuing resolutions are a lazy and irresponsible way to fund government operations. These short-term, stop-gap funding mechanisms create uncertainty for federal workers, perpetuate waste by prolonging inefficient and ineffective government programs, foster partisa...

  • This Children's Story Can Teach us a LOT About Diplomacy with Iran

    As a boy, I remember hearing a fable about a scorpion and a frog that goes something like this: A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion says, “Because if I do, I will die too.” The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they will both drown, but has...

  • Continuing Resolutions are a Bad Way to Do Business. Here's Why.

    In the age of procrastination and irresponsible spending in Washington, continuing resolutions have become a comfortable fall back for Congress. Instead of buckling down, skipping the archaic breaks, and getting spending bills done in time for measured debate, lawmakers look to last-minute, stop gap measures to fund the federal government. The last time Congress was able to maintain regular operations without a continuing resolution was in 1996—two decades ago. I’ve said before that continuing r...



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