• School Choice Widely Favored in VirginiaPolicy

    If you were to listen to the Virginia Education Association on school choice, you would think that it’s the worst thing in the world. “I really believe there is an underlying bigotry at the bottom of it all,” said VEA President Kitty Boitnott earlier this year. If that is the case, then most of Virginia’s […]

  • Another “Amiable dunce”Policy

    Clark Clifford coined the phrase by calling Ronald Reagan an “amiable dunce.” Clifford, a former Secretary of Defense for LBJ during the Vietnam era, helped Jimmy Carter deal with Iran’s taking of 52 American hostages while America stood by helpless, and left this world under indictment for fraud, conspiracy and taking bribes. If that’s the […]

  • Conservativa for Congress!Politics

    Today I have been greatly honored with the nomination of the Republicans of Virginia’s 79th district, and I hereby accept, with all the humility I can manage, your trust in me to run for and, voters willing, represent the 79th district in the United States House of Representatives! How surprised I was by your nomination, […]

  • McWaters takes a shot at McDonnell’s teamPolitics

    Listening to my friend JP Godsey’s radio show on 670 AM and my jaw hit the floor. Jeff McWaters just mentioned that he was regional coordinator for Bob McDonnell, but he was the statewide head Finance person for Jerry Kilgore, and McWaters said ‘We raised 23 million dollars (for Kilgore). I don’t know how much […]

  • Webb – in his present form – is right on the national energy taxPolicy

    Politico is reporting that U.S. Senator Jim Webb does not favor the current Kerry-Boxer cap-and-trade bill being drafted in the Senate. “In its present form I would not vote for it,” he said. “I have some real questions about the real complexities on cap and trade.” Instead, Webb is working with Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander […]

  • VPOD 83: Jeff McWaters and Bob McDonnell victory speechPodcasts

    In this episode of Virginia Politics On-Demand, we recap this week’s news, including Hamilton’s resignation and Mathieson’s potential congressional run. We also hear from a triumphant, yet realistic, Governor-elect Bob McDonnell, as he returns home to a victory celebration in Virginia Beach. Finally, Jeff McWaters, candidate seeking the GOP nomination for Virginia’s 8th Senate Seat, […]

  • Norfolk to double referendom signature requirementsPolicy

    Vivian Paige caught Norfolk’s City Council trying to double the signatures required for citizens to put a referendum on the ballot. Currently, you need at least 4,000. The public hearing to change that minimum to 8,000 is Tuesday. Nice, huh? That’s almost the entire voting population of Norfolk in the last municipal election. Someone in […]

  • Phil Hamilton Resigns!Politics

    Effective November 15th, Del. Phil Hamilton has resigned from the House of Delegates. Hamilton lost his effort for re-election a few weeks ago to Robin Abbott, but continued to be investigated by a House committee and a federal grand jury. My information is that since Hamilton is now no longer a House member, the House […]

  • Nye targeted by left-leaning groupsPolitics

    The “Mathieson for Congress” idea seems to have some validity when you check out a new Google ad from There are at least some who seem that they would like to see Nye face a primary challenge.

  • What the VBTA didn’t ask Jeff McWatersPolitics

    The Virginia Beach Taxpayers Alliance was born out of the effort to fight the 2002 sales tax referendum. Saturday, the VBTA hosted a candidate forum, which was covered here. The campaign to raises taxes was called the YES Campaign. You would think someone in the VBTA would’ve asked Jeff McWaters why he gave $10,000 to […]