• Mudslinging Ensues in the 31st State Senate DistrictPolitics

    Political attacks are what one expects to see in a hotly contested campaign, and it should come as no surprise that there is some mudslinging in the race for the 31st State Senate seat between Barbara Favola and Caren Merrick. Favola’s campaign recently accused Merrick by saying: “You can tell a lot about a person […]

  • When Blogs Turn Pro?Politics

    Welcome to the future: You know what they say in journalism: when a dog bites a man, that’s not news. But when a blog buys a newspaper….Tom Knighton, owner of Albany, Ga.-based political blog Laws N’ Sausages, has formed a company to purchase community weekly The Albany Journal. “Since Knighton was young, he has wanted […]

  • WSJ: Cain Jumps to Lead Among RepublicansPolitics

    Nevermind that Cain is now leading the GOP pack with 27% of the vote. Obama was articulate and clean.  Herman Cain?  Is “blunt and folksy” — according to the drive-by media. Thanks, fellas.  Totally scored on that one.

  • Matthew and the HippiesPolitics

    So I took the family up to Washington last weekend to see Les Miserables at the Kennedy Center.  Not only were the kids fantastic, the musical was excellent as well (though I have to say… I miss the old set). Red!  The blood of angry men!  (…and the fate of revolutionaries) Our highlight was when […]

  • The 9-9-9 express meets the Christie juggernautPolitics

    There was another debate among the GOP presidential candidates last night and the reviews generally make it seem that Mr. Romney did just fine, thank you, and the surging Herman Cain did a pretty good job of it as well. Newt Gingrich, as is his want, got a few headlines for wanting to throw Rep. […]

  • Fairfax county’s war against…a treehouseVirginia

    With apologies to Shaun, local governments are sometimes more deserving of scorn, ridicule and protest than the Federal Reserve and Wall Street combined:

  • Political musingsPolitics

    I haven’t had much time to post lately, and so I’ve had a lot of ideas that I’ve had simmering in the back of my mind.  It’s time to unload, and the following ideas are mine and not necessarily those of Bearing Drift: The leftists who were “anti-war” protesters during the Bush years and then […]

  • It Pays to be Progressive (near election day, anyway)Politics

    How is it that a “non-profit” corporation, which by definition grants no property to fund the government for their services, may spend infinite amounts of revenue to alter the political landscape as they see fit; but a for-profit corporation, which does grant a portion of its property to fund the government, may have no direct say in federal elections?

  • In which the Radtke campaign goes gonzoPoliticsVirginia

    Jamie Radtke’s campaign has decided that George Allen is not only a “liberal politician,” but also one of the prime reasons why the “Occupy [insert city name]” phenomenon is spreading. From a Radtke campaign press release we learn: “These left-wing radicals’ claims against Capitalism are fueled by career politicians like George Allen and Tim Kaine […]

  • The President gives Tom Perriello a helping hand for 2013PoliticsVirginia

    The RTD’s Olympia Meola reports that former Democratic Rep. Tom Perriello’s one-time chief of staff and campaign manager will be overseeing the President’s re-elect effort in Virginia. On the surface, this makes good sense: put someone in place who understands and has worked closely with the progressive base and hope it translates into the base […]