Coming off a triple loss earlier in the week, and tarnished with the image of a soulless consultant/financier unable to incite even a minimal level of passion among the base of his party, Mitt Romney faced what was arguably the most important speech of his presidential campaign today at CPAC. Could he convince died-in-the-wool conservatives […]
With the Virginia Senate under Republican control, one might have assumed that tax increases of any sort would be off the table. But the old saying about “assume” (go look it up) seems to be replaying itself, as the upper house has managed to give its blessing both to an “Amazon” tax and committee approval […]
Obama and Co. have re-jiggered the wording on the HHS mandate… and they have made it worse. “No, this is worse than before. Insurance companies will pass the costs on to employers and employees, whereas before, only employers would pay the costs.” Costs aside, step back and look at what’s happening: the President claims to […]
A Virginia political tradition since 1908, Washington & Lee University’s mock convention opened last night with a debate between two heavy-hitters. Will the convention keep its streak alive by accurately predicting the Republican nominee?
In what is being called one of the top five political races in the country, and with polls still showing the candidates for U.S. Senate neck-in-neck, Virginia voters need to know the real Tim Kaine. Tim Kaine’s tight friendship with Democratic President Barack Obama has made him support and stand by the President’s overreaching government […]
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced yesterday that he had signed on to the national mortgage settlement. According to the press release, this is, with some exceptions, a good thing for Virginia and the larger housing market: “While there were some aspects of this settlement that we would not have drafted if we were the only […]
Mike Henry, campaign manager for Tim Kaine for U.S. Senate, mailed out a campaign email this afternoon that caught my attention.
Tim Kaine was, for a time, snared in the Obama administration’s decision to require Catholic and other church-sponsored hospitals and charities to cover family planning services. He may have quibbled his way out of that one (but not entirely, as we’ll see in a bit), but there is one issue on which Kaine is unshakeable: […]
This year’s upcoming Rally for Life in Richmond (Wednesday, February 15th at the Bell Tower at Capital Square in Richmond @ 11am for those interested) is going to have more gravitas than normal. The reason? Personhood has arrived in Virginia. The bill is HB 1; patroned by Delegate Bob Marshall. The premise of the bill […]