• Carnival of ChristmasCatch-All

    My friend, Kat Wilton, hosts, as she does every year, the Carnival of Christmas. BD has no submissions, because, as our friends on the left will tell you, we are nothing but Grinches here: however, I encourage you to share in the joy and love that is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by visiting […]

  • VPOD 86: Steve Hunt, Senate Candidate, 37th DistrictPodcastsPolitics

    In this episode of Virginia Politics On-Demand, Steve Hunt, Republican candidate for State Senate in Virginia’s 37th District, discusses his campaign, the need for smaller government, greater personal responsibility and liberty, the importance of balancing this year’s biennial budget, the key differences between what Gov. Kaine has proposed and what he would advocate in the […]

  • VPOD 85: Fred Echols – “All Things Considered” and “Weekend Virginia”Podcasts

    In this episode of Virginia Politics On-Demand, Fred Echols, WVTF host of “All Things Considered” and “Weekend Virginia”, talks about the medium of radio, the news, how the internet is changing media, what’s “public” about public radio, the government’s role in public radio, competition in media, and much more! Echols, a veteran of radio broadcasting, […]

  • Immigration Reform: Too Controversial for CongressPolicy

    It appears that immigration reform or any controversial issue will be placed on the back shelf for a long time, especially since these are the issues that won’t win re-election. What? You mean addressing the topic of illegal immigration won’t win re-election…at least, that is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s logic. Pelosi promised her fellow Democrats […]

  • Stuck with the health care bill forever?Policy

    Buried near page 1000 of the the Senate version of the health care bill, it says that the Independent Medicare Advisory Board cannot be repealed by future Congresses: “it shall not be in order in the senate or the house of representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report that would repeal or […]

  • Search for a new communications director beginsMultimedia

    As reported by the Washington Post yesterday and confirmed by Tim Murtaugh today, RPV continues its merry-go-round of communication directors; this time with Murtaugh being lured away by the Republican Governors Association. Murtaugh goes on to work with RGA in the midst of a HUGE year with 37 states holding elections for their top executive. […]

  • Democrat switches Parties – Updated!Policy

    A few days ago, I wrote how Parker Griffith and Glenn Nye were the only two Democratic Congressional cosponsors to the bill to end the Death Tax. Not anymore. Politico reports that Rep. Griffith, a freshman Dem, is announcing his switch to the GOP today. Can Nye be far behind? UPDATE: WAPO lists “voting with […]

  • Webb and Alexander release energy planPolicy

    Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) released their energy plan today. Webb and Alexander propose the “Clean Energy Act of 2009“, with the following key points: 1. Loan guarantees — $10 billion authorization that can leverage up to $100 billion in government-backed loans for the development of clean, carbon-free energy to bring […]

  • Morton offers up health care alternativesPolitics

    Conservatives have provided plenty of alternative proposals to the most recent healthcare debacle being called a “bill” in Congress. However, an interesting free market approach comes from Fifth District candidate, Feda Morton: “Republicans have to do more than merely criticize Obamacare,” she said. “We must recognize that government involvement in the health care industry has […]

  • Connaughton pick as Transportation secretary is a good onePolicy

    According to the Washington Post, Governor-elect Bob McDonnell will appoint former Prince William County Chairman, former U.S. Maritime Administration Chairman, and former candidate for lieutenant governor Sean Connaughton as the next Secretary of Transportation. The announcement is expected to be made today at noon during a Richmond press conference. The Post reports that current Lt. […]