• Godsey Hits Nutter for Support of HB 3202Politics

    Tea Party candidate Tripp Godsey goes on the attack, alleging Dave Nutter was insufficiently attentive to the contents of bills he voted on–including an attempt to implement elements of “Agenda 21″ via HB 3202.

  • Uher: Who is really pushing Grandma over the cliff?Policy

    By Lynne Uher, Virginia Beach (The following letter to the editor was submitted to the Virginian-Pilot, but was heavily edited. Ms. Uher has permitted BD to print the original letter in its entirety) Congressman Scott Rigell has been attacked for his support of the Ryan health care proposal. Mr. Rigell explains the plan in his […]

  • Kaine posts big fundraising numbers; Allen targets “ActBlue”?Politics

    Former Gov. Tim Kaine boasted a strong second quarter of fundraising. The campaign disclosed that since April 5 more than 4,600 supporters have contributed approximately $2.25 million dollars. “We are pleased with how many people are responding to this campaign in its first weeks,” said Brandi Hoffline, Kaine’s spokeswoman. Of course, the Allen campaign – […]

  • Rigell: North Korea – Watchdog for Disarmament?Policy

    By Congressman Scott Rigell North Korea recently assumed the presidency of the United Nations Conference on Disarmament. Sounds like a joke, but it’s not. This follows our Navy’s interception of a North Korea ship delivering missiles to Burma in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. Who were the first to congratulate North Korea on its […]

  • Uranium in Virginia – ain’t happenin’Politics

    if the lobbyists favoring this want to swerve support of elected officials, they better come up with a menu more appetizing than jobs for other regions, money for other people and all the risk for us.

  • Virginia ranked 6th least socialist stateVirginia has prepared a ranking of the most and least socialist states based on state expenditures as a percentage of the state’s gross domestic(“GDP”).  Virginia was ranked the 6th least socialist, with 9.7% expenditures as a percentage of GDP.  Interestingly, the most socialist state in the union was . . . West Virginia, with 32.1% […]

  • The Declaration of Independence: Then and NowPolicy

    Independence Day marks the anniversary of the ratification of the Declaration of Independence, the document brilliantly penned by Thomas Jefferson offering a bill of particulars against King George III of England and articulating the values upon which our new nation was to be based.  Have we remained true to those values?  I offer for your […]

  • The real Fourth of JulyCatch-All

    It was oppressively hot that 4th of July 1776, when the Founding Fathers gathered in Independence Hall, Philadelphia. The titans of the day, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, John Hancock, Sam Adams, Benjamin Franklin and the two dozen other leading founders finally voted unanimously to sever all ties with Great Britain, one by one […]

  • Which Movie? Gettysburg or 1776?Catch-All

    Two major events happened this 4th of July weekend, both of great importance not only to the United States as a nation, but to Virginia as a commonwealth. On July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence authored by Thomas Jefferson and lead by a resolution from the Virginia House of Burgesses was voted upon by […]

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    Why Google + (And Collected Stuff) Is Destroying AmericaVirginia

    Because Twitter and Facebook were not enough, Google has jumped in with the aptly named Google +.  Google + is like nothing you’ve ever seen just a copy of what Facebook does, but people are jumping all over it as if it was the next big thing, knowing that if it really does become the […]