About a month ago, Shaun Kenney stirred up quite a bit of controversy here on Bearing Drift with his essay about Why Conservatives Shouldn’t Support Anti-Immigration Laws. Among other fine points that Kenney made was his assertion that Americans, conservatives in particular, might not be so resistant to immigrants if they weren’t Hispanic. While opposition […]
Fiscal conservatism is on full display by Virginians. Led by Bob McDonnell, Eric Cantor, and Bob Goodlatte, the Federal government need only to look to Virginia to balance the budget and grow the economy.
The Virginian-Pilot exploded today over the issue of having a referendum on bringing the Norfolk light rail line to Virginia Beach. Comments a plenty! Here’s the truth. Any referendum held after this year would be a fait accompli. Norfolk’s light rail line is scheduled to open in mid-2011. Believe me, if Norfolk’s startup is a […]
House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith has been touted as the best chance to unseat 9th District Representative Rick Boucher in some time. Boucher has been entrenched in his seat since he ousted long-term Congressman Bill Wampler in 1982. I grew up in that district and have long said, because of Boucher’s skill and attention to […]
Liberal blog “Think Progress” is pointing out that several area employers that attended a recent job fair sponsored by one of the economic stimulus’ biggest critics, Republican Whip Eric Cantor, have received millions of dollars in stimulus money. Obviously, the folks at Think Progress are trying to paint Cantor as a hypocrite. The question is […]
Kemper Consulting has as its clients government entities from HRT to local governments, who can’t legally donate to campaigns. Kemper also has private sector clients who have donated in their own name frequently and don’t need a lobbyist to do it for them.
So, where does Kemper’s donation money come from?
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963 Forty-seven years ago next month, Martin Luther King, Jr. uttered those inspiring words […]
The greatest obstacle to a Republican recovery is the domestic performance of the Bush II Administration – particularly regarding government spending. That said, there is a myth that has grown regarding Bush’s policies and how each one affected the federal government’s fiscal standing – a myth Brian Riedl partially debunks in the Wall Street Journal. […]