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The Pros and Cons of Economic Development in Albemarle County

The Jefferson Area Tea Party is hosting its third set of presentations in a series entitled “The Pros and Cons of Economic Development in Albemarle County” on Thursday evening, November 20 from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. in Lane Auditorium, Albemarle County Office Building, McIntire Rd.

The presenters will be representatives of businesses adversely affected by the delays in replacing the Jefferson Park Avenue bridge and by the widening of McIntire Road at the Route 250 Bypass, together with a representative of the businesses along Route 29 North concerned about the impact of the proposed Rio Road interchange. They will identify ways that economic damage could have been reduced in the past and could be reduced on Route 29 North.

Now We Can Get Congress Going

Americans have entrusted Republicans with control of both the House and Senate. We are humbled by this opportunity to help struggling middle-class Americans who are clearly frustrated by an increasing lack of opportunity, the stagnation of wages, and a government that seems incapable of performing even basic tasks.

Looking ahead to the next Congress, we will honor the voters’ trust by focusing, first, on jobs and the economy. Among other things, that means a renewed effort to debate and vote on the many bills that passed the Republican-led House in recent years with bipartisan support, but were never even brought to a vote by the Democratic Senate majority. It also means renewing our commitment to repeal ObamaCare, which is hurting the job market along with Americans’ health care.

The Top 10 Liberal Superstitions

The 2014 campaign brings a fresh focus on candidates with fervently held, evidence-free beliefs.

A hallmark of progressive politics is the ability to hold fervent beliefs, in defiance of evidence, that explain how the world works—and why liberal solutions must be adopted. Such political superstitions take on a new prominence during campaign seasons as Democratic candidates trot out applause lines to rally their progressive base and as the electorate considers their voting records. Here’s a Top 10 list of liberal superstitions on prominent display during the midterm election campaign: