After a long three days at CPAC 2011 (my first conference) I took away a lot from the experience. Mainly, that CPAC, while largely a token mandatory conservative event, has become so far removed from the conservative and Republican movement that its very existence is threatened. Free Market? What Free Market? Any event that allows […]
This past Thursday, the House of Delegates voted in the affirmative on Governor McDonnell’s request to cut funding for public broadcasting. The main objections to this are coming from people claiming that the funding is spent on “educational” purposes. While thos may be true, there is a wide and quite extensive market for educational products, […]
I’m afraid, as passionate and well-informed as they are I must disagree with my fellow BD bloggers who call for the Democrats to nominate Rick Boucher, Terry McAuliffe, Krystal Ball, Tom Perriello or Tim Kaine. It is time for the Democrats to nominate Former Governor and Former Richmond Mayor L. Douglas Wilder. And not just […]
This may not seem like big news, but if you’d ask Rand Paul and Marco Rubio about the early support of Citizens United, they’d tell you otherwise. From the press release endorsing George Allen: “Virginia will be the epicenter of the 2012 campaign,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United. “George Allen is the […]
Today, Governor Bob McDonnell, with the help of Del. Ben Cline, sent a resolution to the House of Delegates expressing his interest in calling an Article V Constitutional Convention for the purpose of proposing a balanced budget amendment.