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Ralph Northam Fails Miserably

Jeff Katz
May 05, 2020 - 1:07 pm

King Ralph Northam has extended his order for what he calls "non-essential" businesses for at least another week, prolonging the statewide lockdown that has left thousands unemployed and struglging financially.

Meanwhile, across the country, other states are slowly beginning to reopen thier businesses and get their residents back to work. Perhaps no better example shows the paradox of the two philosophies better than Bristol. Located on the Virginia-Tennessee border, the town is currently half open. 

While the businesses on the Tennessee side reopened over the weekend thanks to the state lifting shut down restrictions, the businesses on the Virginia side - with the exception of a few - were closed. 

Why is Ralph Northam refusing to reopen?