Virginia News Stand: June 30, 2009Jun. 30, 2009
Leading the news today is a piece on NRO.com about Senator Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican nominee for attorney general. It gives a good look into his beliefs of limited constitutional government. Let's say he doesn't take lightly the intent of the Founders, many of whom he proudly cites as Virginians. Elsewhere, the Post acknowledges that taxes are still a good issue for Republicans this fall at the same time Fairfax County may (surprise!) raise taxes — again! Meanwhile, Mark Warner's baby, VITA, continues to be a headache for the commonwealth.
Nationally, President Obama continues his back and forth on the homosexual agenda. Now, according to the AP, he wants all Americans to joyfully accept it. Also, yesterday's Supreme Court decision on striking down a reverse discrimination policy in Connecticut, that had been upheld by Judge Sonia Sotomayor, the president's Supreme Court nominee, may play a role in her confirmation. We have an AP article and a commentary by Bobby Eberle. Finally, Marcia Segelstein takes a look at whether school children are getting frightened by environmentalists.
Virginia Gentleman (National Review Online)
Va. Republicans drop fight over access to Kaine's DNC travel records (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
For GOP, Taxes Retain Potency (Washington Post)
Va. Lawmakers Question System Upgrade Contract (Washington Post)
Ailing Budget May Lead Fairfax Back to Car Tax (Washington Post)
Virginia considering regulating car title loans (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Activist says it's time that Christianity got a makeover (Roanoke Times)
Obama hopes to persuade all Americans to accept homosexuality (AP/OneNewsNow.com)
Discrimination ruling shapes Sotomayor debate (AP/GOPUSA.com)
Message to Obama Nominee: Discrimination is Wrong (Bobby Eberle/ GOPUSA.com)
Are Environmentalists Scaring Your Kids? (Marcia Segelstein video blog/American Family Association blog)