Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell continues the nation's Republican resurgence. Having rolled back gay rights, declared Confederate History Month sans slavery and imposed what amounts to a literacy test on nonviolent felons who want their voting rights back, McDonnell turned his attention to another pressing issue: state police chaplains' freedom to pray publicly in Jesus' name.
Under McDonnell's more secular-minded Democratic predecessor, Tim Kaine, the chaplains couldn't close prayers "in Jesus' name." Now, thanks to McDonnell's move today, they can. Why not let the right-wing Family Foundation deliver the rest of the news? They own it.