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Author: Jenny Kefauver

Memo to the Mom in the Store With the Brats.

MEMO: To the mom in the store who wasn’t paying attention, watch out – you just avoided a lawsuit waiting to happen. The scenario played out like any typical one in suburban America – a...

A Good Samaritan Story to Warm the Heart for the Holidays

During the height of the holiday season hustle-and-bustle, the last thing that any busy mom wants to hear is the proverbial knock from Murphy (those who follow Dave Ramsey know what I’m talking...

  American Jobs for American Heroes (AJAH): Helping National Guard and Veterans land employment and improve lives

Virginia PolitiChick Jenny Kefauver interviews Brigadier General (Ret) Marianne E. Watson, Former Director, Manpower and Personnel, Joint Staff, National Guard Bureau; Vice Chair, Campaign...

Breaking: NRA Instructor Going to Court for Voting Rights Violation

Federal voting rights violation by Georgia County All that Bundy Cobb wanted to do was to perform his civic duty and cast a vote in the November 4, 2014 elections. When he arrived at the polls to...

Should Virginians re-hire – or fire – Sen. Mark Warner (D) on November 4th?

The Old Dominion has seen a dramatic shift in the political landscape over the past 20 + years with respect to national elections, from a primarily red state to an increasingly purple-blue tilt....

How the news about Hannah Graham raises my worst fears as a parent

Like thousands of other Virginians and across the United States, my heart skipped a beat this evening upon the news that the body of missing UVA student Hannah Graham may have been found. Graham,...

School Choice Broadens Horizons, Lifts Up the Poor and Equalizes Educational Opportunities

Recently, Josh Boak, a Washington, DC-based AP economics reporter, penned an article with a provocative headline titled, “As affluent parents accelerate spending on kids’ education, wealth...

New “Yik Yak” App: Ground Zero for Anonymous Cyberbullying?

As an avid fan of technology and news junkie who can’t stay off my iPhone, iPad and laptop, I am constantly in awe of the seemingly limitless reach and constant development of apps to make life...

Duke University “You Don’t Say” Campaign: Campus Censorship?

Recently, Duke University unveiled a new campaign, the “You Don’t Say” campaign, which seems to correct common slang seen as derisive such as “you’re so gay” or “that is retarded”. The campaign...

Interview With KY Senate Candidate Matt Bevi

Last month, I wrote about this year’s Senate race in Kentucky with the primary focus on incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell. This time, I have conducted a long-awaited interview with challenger...

Should Kentuckians #DitchMitch in May? Or Is He Worthy of Re-Election?

The year 1984 was notable for a number of reasons: then-President Ronald Reagan was re-elected by an overwhelming majority, the medium US income was just over $21,000, and the King of Pop, the...

Review, EYES ON TARGET: INSIDE STORIES FROM THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE U.S. Navy SEALS INCLUDING SEAL HEROISM DURING THE 9/11 ATTACK ON BENGHAZI

With the revelation by Vice President Joe Biden that U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 was responsible for the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout, the popularity of SEAL culture has been thrown into the...

Weighty Issues Hit Close to Home

Recently, pop star Ke$ha made tabloid headlines for a rehab stint due to her alleged eating disorder, hardly a rarity in Hollywood. Far from the spotlight, little did I know that weight issues...

Despite Celeb Deaths Drug Use Glamorized by Pop Culture & Mainstream Media

The February 2 death of acclaimed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has again highlighted the dangers of drug use in the headlines. It has been reported that he had sought rehabilitation treatment in...

Book Review: Finding Mr. Righteous by Lisa De Pasquale

It’s an all-too familiar scene on Friday nights in DC. The work week has concluded and both men and women are on the prowl. Bars packed with singles, hopeful looks exchanged and good-natured...

The Royal Obamas: Major Disconnect Between The Beltway & "The People"

Today, the FLOTUS tweeted a photo of the First Dogs, Bo and Sunny, all decked out to enjoy the festivities planned for tonight’s state dinner with French President Francois Hollande. It is clear...

Hollywood Hypocrisy Continues: Racist Remarks Aimed at Yet Another Actress

Recently, former child star and actress Tamara Mowry- Housely broke down in tears during an interview with Oprah Winfrey while describing the bigotry and hateful remarks received in 2011 when she...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Ryan Zinke, Montana Candidate for Congress

Ryan Zinke is a former Navy SEAL Team 6 member; he is also a state Senator and candidate for Congress for the at-large seat in Montana.  I recently had the chance to interview Ryan regarding his...