Author: Elizabeth "Bit" Marcello

Gillespie Determined to Put Virginia Back on Track

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...

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Gun Crime Strikes My Gun-Free Campus, Shocking

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...

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Salon & HuffPost: Pipe Down on Rubio

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)...

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CPAC 2017 Has Arrived

Well folks, today’s the day. CPAC 2017 has officially kicked off, and attendees of all ages – from eager high schoolers to patriotic baby boomers – have flooded National Harbor. Last year’s CPAC didn’t come without drama. In the weeks leading up to the event, the ACU (American Conservative Union) threw Marco Rubio under the bus by alleging that he was skipping out on the event, abandoning loyal conservatives. It turns out, he just hadn’t specified the time he would be coming, because he was pretty busy running for President of the United States. Of course, this year’s CPAC has...

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