• Goodlatte: Fiscally Irresponsible Policies are Plunging the U.S. Further into DebtMultimediaPolicy

    Guest Post by Congressman Bob Goodlatte It is no secret that the American people are facing a very tough economic climate. Families and small businesses are cutting back on expenses. As economic uncertainty continues, many across our nation are looking to the government for leadership during this difficult time. In these challenging economic times it […]

  • Forbes: Ronnie’s Gym and Window TintingPolicy

    Guest Post by Congressman J. Randy Forbes Someone forwarded me an email the other day with the subject line “Ronnie’s Gym and Window Tinting.” I scrolled down the email to see a photo of a real brick-and-mortar store with a bright yellow sign advertising – sure enough – a gym and window tinting service all […]

  • LTE – Peter Schmidt: Marketeer of Hazardous Fly Ash?Politics

    How could Virginia Beach’s 82nd District Delegate Candidate Peter Schmidt, and one time Virginia’s Head of Environmental Quality, be concerned with environmental stewardship and at the same time subscribe to the use of fly ash as a recyclable product within our environment? Fly ash is the residual of burning coal; it is a powdery substance […]

  • Nobel Prize Committee Insults World’s IntelligenceCatch-All

    Martin Luther King, Jr. should be shocked. Mother Teresa should be stunned. And Woodrow Wilson and Teddy Roosevelt ought to be downright indignant. In fact, the whole world should be insulted by the indefensible selection of President Barack Obama for the 2009 Nobel Prize for Peace a mere eight-plus months into his first term as […]

  • Do Campaigns Have a Mercy Rule?Politics

    Deeds just flip-flopped on ABC stores…. AGAIN. Meanwhile, the McDonnell campaign is sounding more and more gubernatorial by the minute, talking cap-and-trade one minute, then debating at the Urban League of Young Professionals meeting at the University of Richmond the next. If this were softball, this election would have been called by now.

  • No lead is safe – or – What I learned about politics from the Detroit TigersPolitics

    The most recent polls look very good for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell. He has more than doubled his lead in the Washington Post (+9), Survey USA has him up (+11), Rasmussen (+9), and even the liberal Public Policy Polling folks have him outside the margin of error (+5). This is very good. And, in […]

  • One Month To GoPolitics

    With less than four weeks between us and the 2009 Virginia Gubernatorial Election, the campaigns of Creigh Deeds and Bob McDonnell could not be going in more opposite directions. In short, McDonnell’s train is rumbling towards the finish at high speed, while Deeds is bumbling and stumbling towards a disappointing (for Democrats) date with destiny. […]

  • Commanding lead still for GOP ticket in WaPo pollPolitics

    Every candidate for statewide office for the GOP remains plus 9 in the latest Washington Post poll. McDonnell is at 53%. This is an increase in five points for McDonnell since the last poll. Also blogging, Virginia Virtucon D.J. McGuire writes: The internals for Deeds are, well, terrible. His call for tax increases was opposed […]

  • Democrats: Let’s get physicalPolitics

    Well, last week they wanted to rip down some poor guys sign when he was exercising his right to peacefully assemble at a public location. This week, they try to force themselves between blogger Greg L. of BVBL and the candidate, as the candidate was trying to clarify a moment from the debate. When the […]

  • The governor goes to LA again for DNC; we’re still 51st in transportation fundingPolicy

    CNN is reporting that DNC Chairman Tim Kaine, who was once elected governor of Virginia, is off to Hollywood to rub elbows with the Hollywood elite, including Terry McAuliffe’s buddy, Will.I.Am, to select that perfect commercial that will convince all of America that a government takeover of health care is the right thing to do. […]