Thomas Wheatley's Journal

Thoughtful commentary on matters of law, public policy, and politics.

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Maryland cross case is a chance to rethink the establishment clause

Towering over the intersection of Maryland Route 450 and U.S. Alternate Route 1 stands a 40-foot-tall cross bearing the names…

Ralph Northam’s Failure of Character

Democrat Ralph Northam has a new title: spineless hypocrite. Last week, the Latino Victory Fund launched an ad depicting a white man…

Ed Gillespie has the right answer for dealing with MS-13

“Kill. Rape. Control.” That is the motto of MS-13, a murderous criminal gang that has recently taken a keen interest…

What Virginia’s candidates for governor are getting wrong about gun control

When it comes to talking about gun control, Virginia’s main gubernatorial candidates have missed the mark. Democrat Ralph Northam demanded…

Trump, honor Obama’s agreement to release Guantanamo detainee

If President Donald Trump is interested in bringing swift justice to captured al Qaeda leaders, he can start by releasing…

Why Virginians can’t trust Ralph Northam on campaign-finance reform

For all his campaigning against big money in politics, Ralph Northam, the 2017 Democratic nominee for governor in Virginia, now…

Virginia Gov. McAuliffe must condemn antifa

In an interview with Independent Journal Review last week, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) refused to condemn antifa after a…

Howard University’s diversity problem

Last weekend, a group of high school girls from out of town entered a campus diner at Howard University, a…

Why social media is not a public forum

For Internet trolls, last week may as well have been Christmas. On July 25, Judge James Cacheris of the U.S….

Before We Vilify John McCain

As a Republican and a conservative, I refuse to play the Democrats’ crooked game of deception. I believe conservatives are…

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