• McDonnell, Rigell, McWaters rock Virginia BeachPolitics

    A perfect 90-plus degree day at the Virginia Beach oceanfront brought record crowds to the Neptune Festival with concerts, volleyball, parades, sand sculpturing and a whole lot more! The Guava Jam band rocked the afternoon crowd, which included Mayor Will Sessoms, School Board Members Scott Seery, Ashley McLeod, and Patrick Salyer, and City Council candidates […]

  • NRA Endorses Perriello in VA-05Politics

    The NRA has weighed in in the Congressional race in Virginia’s 5th district and has endorsed incumbent Rep. Tom Perriello, but challenger Robert Hurt did get a nice “thank you for being a friend” letter. Recent polls have shown Hurt leading anywhere from two to twenty six points. Whether or not the NRA will have […]

  • Golden is a WhigPolitics

    Kenny Golden announced in a press conference last night that he’s running as a “Modern Whig” candidate. He’s not the first to do so in Virginia: Jeff Vanke is also running under that label in the 6th Congressional District. From what I can tell, it appears they are the only two in the country running […]

  • “Write”-ous indignationCatch-All

    From the editorial page of Virginian-Pilot, lamenting the downfall of the Queen’s English and proper grammar: “As a people, American’s probably right (emp. added) more then they ever have – emails, texts, tweets, posts are the stuff of electronic life. But we – OMG! – probably punctuate less, and certainly less correctly.” We also, apparently, […]

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    VDOT Audit Solidifies Kaine’s Inept LegacyPolicy

    Today’s announcement of a $1.45 billion discovery of misappropriated and unused VDOT funds in a long called for audit delivers what may or may not be the final nail in the coffin of Tim Kaine’s legacy as a failed governor of the Commonwealth. Despite Kaine’s hilarious comments after the audit that somehow forgetting $500 million […]

  • Boucher 1, Free Speech 0: WSET pulls AJS ad at Bouchers requestPolitics

    Yesterday I blogged that Rep. Rick Boucher formally requested local TV stations to pull an ad critical of his voting record. As it turns out this tactic worked.

  • Republicans make a pledgeCatch-All

    Today in Sterling, VA, the GOP released their much anticipated “Pledge to America“. Looks a lot like things we’ve seen before – perhaps it will actually work this time.

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    Stay classy, LorettaPolitics

    Democrat Loretta Sanchez puts her foot down against . . . Vietnamese-Americans.

  • McDonnell’s VDOT audit uncovers hundreds of millions of dollars for transportationPolicy

    The long-awaited VDOT audit that has been called for by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has yielded over a billion dollars for roads.

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    Time to end statewide conventionsPolitics

    Conventions are a bad way to nominate candidates.  I’ve felt this strongly for a long time now, and having participated in two, my feelings were confirmed.  I was at the 2008 convention where Jim Gilmore narrowly defeated Bob Marshall for the honor of losing to Mark Warner for U.S. Senate and also at the 2009 […]