• Governor-Elect Bob McDonnell Calls for Major Reform in Budget DevelopmentPolicy

    After four years of overly optimistic budget projections by outgoing Governor Tim Kaine’s administration, Governor-elect Bob McDonnell has called for major reforms in Virginia’s budget development process. There is no doubt that more needs to be done in streamlining the process when it comes to developing a statewide budget. McDonnell said, in a press statement: […]

  • Perriello and Connolly to be plagued by Chaffetz amendment?Politics

    Remember the full body scans that continue to be debated being permitted to go into airports? There was a vote last summer on an amendment to a Homeland Security appropriations bill banning just such a practice as a “primary” screening technique in airports. Amendment prohibits the TSA from using Whole Body-Imaging machines for primary screening […]

  • Surprise! You’re in a Union!Policy

    You own a small business, and suddenly you get a letter saying you are now paying union dues and your business is now unionized. Government made it happen. “Ms. Berry owns her own business—yet the Michigan Department of Human Services claims she is a government employee and union member. The agency thus withholds union dues […]

  • Top 10 Virginia political stories of the decadeCatch-All

    OK…we’ll get into the act too. Since everyone else is reminiscing about the top ten this or that, we might as well offer up our top 10 political stories that had the greatest impact on the commonwealth over the past decade… 1. 9/11 – changed the whole dynamic of the 2001 race, if not the […]

  • Health care shamPolicy

    Hey, idiot liberals! Yeah, you! Patting yourselves on the back for your “health care reform” that passed the House and Senate? Think you’re finally cracking down on the evil insurance companies? Think again. Health insurance company stock is going through the roof since the cloture vote passed. Cigna (CI) is one of the sector’s leading […]

  • If Obama Was George WMultimedia

    While Obama is enjoying the Hawaiian sun, a terrorist attacks a plane landing in Detroit. The left and the media would incessantly whine when George W. Bush would work from Texas, where his ranch had state-of-the-art secure videoconferencing, when nothing was going on. An attempted terrorist attack, and we get “White House statements” from “officials” […]

  • 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 […]