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September 2014

Jefferson Journal:  Ocean Drilling Makes Good Sense
Jefferson Journal: Ocean Drilling Makes Good Sense — The economic benefits from drilling off Virginia's coast for natural gas and oil far exceed the cost of possible environmental impacts.  That's the conclusion of a new study by the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy and this commentary by Institute President Mike Thompson.  Read It Here!

July 2014

Jefferson Journal:  After The OEI
Jefferson Journal: After The OEI — By Chris Braunlich  The recent state court ruling that the Opportunity Educational Institution (OEI) is a violation of the Virginia Constitution leaves thousands of Virginia schoolchildren consigned to schools with decades-long records of failure.  It's a missed opportunity, but one that can and should be corrected next year.  Here's one way.  (7/17/2014)  Read It Here!

June 2014

The Jefferson Journal:  Brown v. Board:  Made In Virginia
The Jefferson Journal: Brown v. Board: Made In Virginia — The 60th anniversary of the historic Brown v. Board decision declaring state laws establishing separate schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional was accompanied by commentaries recognizing the importance of the case -- but few also recognized the pivotal role Virginia played.  For while the case is named Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, KS, the truth is that the case began here ... in Virginia.  (6/10/2014)  Read It Here!

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