• Kaine has a Corzine problemCatch-All

    Former Gov. Tim Kaine, who hopes to one day make his bones as Virginia’s junior U.S. Senator, has a bit of a problem. It appears as though Mr. Kaine, both as a candidate for governor in 2005 and as chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 2010, accepted contributions from former Democratic pol and one-time […]

  • EPA’s Lisa Jackson on “jack-booted thugs”Policy

    The Environmental Protection Agency head is upset with congressional Republicans: U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson took on congressional Republicans for trying to blame a sour economy on environmental regulations yesterday in a speech at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Jackson accused House and Senate Republicans of deliberately misusing EPA’s assertion that it […]

  • Say good night, MamieVirginia

    The Daily Press editorial page endorsed Republican Tom Harmon over Democratic incumbent Sen. Mamie Locke on Halloween. They did so in a way that was understated, but utterly devastating; Ms. Locke, by her own admission, has not been particularly effective in championing the Hampton Roads caucus in Richmond. It’s time to give someone else a […]

  • Unemployment edges down, but economic weakness still prevailsPolicyVirginia

    The nation’s unemployment rate dipped slightly last month to nine percent. The one tenth of a point drop, while encouraging to some, masks a grimmer reality: …the overall jobs picture remains bleak: almost 14 million Americans are unemployed, with nearly 6 million of them without a job for more than six months. Though even here, […]

  • Baker’s Iraq War analogyPoliticsVirginia

    What passes for the left in Virginia is going bonkers over a comment from Senate candidate Miller Baker that Obamacare is the domestic equivalent of the Iraq War. Naturally, the Washington Post jumped on the story: “It was the domestic equivalent of the Iraq war,” he says at a recent candidates forum. Video of the […]

  • Is Newt next?Politics

    The latest Rasmussen survey of likely Republican primary voters finds that Herman Cain leads the pack, with 26 percent, Romney is second with 23 percent and…Newt Gingrich is now third, with 14 percent. Cain’s lead, though within the margin of error, came “…after three full days of press coverage about the sexual harassment allegations against […]

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    (Updated Nov. 8 with results) 2011 Election Prediction ContestPolitics

    There will be one lucky winner of our General Assembly prediction contest, but if the final results from today’s election turns out like what you collectively have predicted, then Republicans will pick up four state Senate seats today, gain the majority, and Ward Armstrong will have nothing but time to campaign for a statewide seat. […]

  • Why isn’t Ward Armstrong focusing on jobs?PoliticsVirginia

    Democrat Ward Armstrong, fighting for his political life in a contest with Republican Del. Charles Poindexter in the 9th district, is asked the ultimate question is this WSLS report: “why aren’t you focused on jobs?” With apologies to Cervantes, the Armstrong campaign can be summed up like so: “That’s exactly it,’ replied Don Quixote, ‘that’s […]

  • GOP “Jobs Tracker” shows the Senate is the problemPoliticsVirginia

    Following up on Jim’s post from yesterday about the President’s shameful dithering on the economy, Rep. Eric Cantor’s office has created a handy site that allows folks to keep track of the job and economic growth measures the House has passed. Looking over the Jobs Tracker site, one thing becomes abundantly clear: the House, in […]

  • Sen. John Miller – LosingPolitics

    “But if politicians must be held to a high ethical standard, if they must avoid even the appearance of using a public office for self-enrichment, Miller has disqualified himself.” That’s what the Virginian-Pilot wrote in it’s endorsement of Sen. John Miller’s opponent, Mickey Chonany. Miller’s losing support, losing his cool and losing his campaign. At […]