The Meaning of Memorial Day Too often the real meaning behind Memorial Day is forgotten. To many, the day simply represents the start of summer, the opening of the pools, a day off from work, and the chance for a cookout. A gleeful day. Let us not forget the purpose of Memorial Day – to solemnly remember our men and women in uniform who have selflessly given their lives, donning the American flag, for our freedom. It’s day of solemn remembrance, but it’s also a day of heartfelt patriotism and respect for the incredible individuals that choose to serve...Read More
Author: Elizabeth "Bit" Marcello
Image attributed to Gage Skidmore. You don’t have to look very far to find alarming statistics about Virginia’s decline in the past few years: for three years in a row, more people have moved out of Virginia than have moved in, which should be shocking, considering that Virginia has not seen this level of out-migration since data started to be collected in 1978. So how do we ensure Virginia is an attractive state to do business? Through simple economics-based ideas. “I look forward to running on an ideas-based and solutions-orientated campaign that Virginians are looking for,” Ed Gillespie, candidate...Read More
I was luckily away from my campus, the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, when I received a text alert from the school, timestamped 2:10AM: “[Shots] fired in Stadium Drive area, no injuries and no property damage. Suspect in [custody].” This text alert was followed by an update received via email this morning at 9:50AM: The irony certainly didn’t escape me, and this incident highlighted the hypocrisy surrounding student safety and gun control. As a student, I’m put in a gun-free zone when I attend class or any event on or near campus. The obstruction of my right...Read More
As a member of the media, I get frustrated when angry individuals refer to anything they disagree with as “fake news.” It’s irresponsible and destroys faith in all media, even the credible reports. But when notable outlets such as Salon and Huffington Post posted stories with the headlines shown below and left out major details and context for those stories, it smelled of actual fake news. Charles Cook of National Review reacted the same: A rare occurrence of actual fake news. Rubio was “invited” to fake town hall; didn’t go; was accused of ducking it. https://t.co/9V0Ow7aPKi — Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke)...Read More
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