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September 2013

Jefferson Journal:  Immigration Reform Needs to Be Realistic

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Jefferson Journal: Immigration Reform Needs to Be Realistic —  By Mike Thompson   Our economy is in desperate need for more middle-class job creation.  Recent statistics continue to show a very weak economy -- one of the worst recoveries since World War II.  Once Congress gets back to it, the immigration debate needs to focus on reality and not "news bites" and unrealistic concepts. 9/20/2013  Read More Here!

September 2013

Thompson:  Campaigns Should Focus on Ideas, not Baseless Attacks

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Thompson: Campaigns Should Focus on Ideas, not Baseless Attacks —  It's becoming "silly season" in the race for Governor, and candidates should be spending their time offering positive policy solutions, says Mike Thompson, president of the Thomas Jefferson Institute.  Read More!

August 2013

The Jefferson Journal:  Why Restrict Energy Development?

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The Jefferson Journal: Why Restrict Energy Development? —  Oil Sheikhs finance Hollywood movies against it.  HBO "documentaries" are made about it.  TV "news" complains about it.  Opposing it is the latest cause celeb in environmental politics.  What can cause such a commotion?  It is hydraulic fracturing, a process essential to our nation's natural gas future, and the battle over it is now focused right here in Virginia.  (8/26/2013)  Read It Here!

May 2013

Jefferson Institute Responds to Commonwealth Institute Criticism

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Jefferson Institute Responds to Commonwealth Institute Criticism —  Michael Thompson, president of the Thomas Jefferson Institute, responded May 16 to the critical analysis by the left-of-center Commonwealth Institute of the economic plan released by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.  "Our analysis shows taht, over five years, fully 58,000 jobs would be created under this plan ..." noted Thompson.  Read the full response here!

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