Category Archives: Defense

The Impact of Defense Contracts on Virginia

Virginia’s dependence on defense contracts puts it in both an enviable and awkward position. It is enviable because firms in the state received more revenue from defense contracts performed than any other state in the nation in the federal fiscal … Continue reading

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Increased military spending could benefit Virginia's economy

Virginia stands to receive more benefit than any other state in the country under the president’s plan to increase military spending. In President Trump’s address to Congress last week, his plan “calls for one of the largest increases in national … Continue reading

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Virginia: Open for Business With Iran?

The Iran nuclear deal will soon become reality even though a bi-partisan majority in Congress opposes it as does a vast majority of the American people. Significant arms agreements, especially between adversaries on the world stage, have always been by … Continue reading

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Reassessing ACLU v. Clapper: The Missing Constitutional Analysis

(Editor’s note: The mass collection of phone data by the NSA is very controversial. Congress votes on the continuation of this activity this weekend. This analysis by one of the nation’s leading experts is important to our understanding of what … Continue reading

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King v. Burwell: What State Lawmakers Should Do

State lawmakers—particularly those in states that would be affected by a Supreme Court ruling against the Obama Administration in the King case—should take steps to encourage Congress to put forth a legislative response to the case, specifically by exempting affected … Continue reading

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