• McDonnell’s responsible, but Obama isn’t?Policy

    Jeff Schapiro needs to loosen his Simonesque bow tie and let some blood flow to his brain. Shapiro says “McDonnell now owns Virginia’s fiscal mess” after only a month in office. Obama’s still blaming Bush after 13 months in office. Jeff isn’t bothered by that, though. He does, however, get a sparkling glow when he […]

  • Bearing Drift to moderate two Second District Forums; hosting onePolitics

    Bearing Drift is pleased to announce that it will be moderating and hosting, in conjunction with the Old Dominion University College Republicans and the Norfolk/Portsmouth Young Republicans, a debate between 2nd District Candidates for the Republican Nomination on the campus of ODU at 7PM, April 15. Detailed location to follow. The debate will be streamed […]

  • Swab all of us randomly, so sayeth the ACLUPolicy

    In a CNN article about the latest anti-terrorism protection procedure, swabbing of hands to test for explosives, the American Civil Liberties Union chimed in: The American Civil Liberties Union has “always supported explosive detection as a good form of security that doesn’t really invade privacy,” said Jay Stanley, an attorney and privacy expert with the […]

  • Exclusive: Gov. McDonnell on the budgetPodcastsPolicy

    Today, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced significant budget cuts. In this exclusive with Bearing Drift, McDonnell discusses his rationale on these cuts and his proposal to unfreeze the Local Composite Index.

  • UPDATE: McDonnell proposes deep budget cutsCatch-All

    The AP is reporting that Gov. Bob McDonnell will propose deep cuts to public education, health care, and state employee compensation at a news conference to be held at the Capitol today. According to the AP, McDonnell plans on reducing state employee compensation to the tune of $925 million, nearly $730 million from k-12, and […]

  • US Debt ReliefPolicy

    In tough economic times, people often clamor for help from far away but often what they need is just within their reach. While politicians from around the world are trying to architect a global currency without any commodity backing (i.e. gold, cotton, oil) that will only serve the rich and plunge worldwide economies into a […]

  • Cuccinelli and Texas AG Challenge EPAPolicy

    With story after story coming out about the fraud of global warming, Virginia and Texas take it back to the EPA. Cuccinelli asks EPA to reconsider global warming statement Richmond Times DispatchAttorney General Ken Cuccinelli filed a petition on behalf of Virginia today asking the federal Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its December finding that […]

  • California: Have you checked your poll numbers Ma’am?Politics

    Could Barbara “Don’t call me Ma’am” Boxer be in trouble? New poll: Now, signs of real vulnerability for California’s Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer Top of the Ticket, Los Angeles Times Rasmussen found Boxer barely leading Republican challenger Carly Fiorina, 46-42, the same margin as January but down from a 10-point lead in September. H/T Michelle […]

  • Happy Prez Day!Policy

    Love them or hate them, one thing that is so great about American presidents is how much we are allow to make fun of them. They even give us a day off to buy cheap furniture. So who’s your favorite and least favorite president? Most Favorite: Jefferson Least Favorite: Lyndon B Johnson

  • Bolling: Difficult choices loom on budgetPolicy

    Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling recently penned this commentary on the budget challenges facing Virginia: The biggest challenge facing the General Assembly during this year’s legislative session is the adoption of a new state budget for the 2010-2012 biennium. In December, outgoing Governor Tim Kaine introduced a budget that sought to close a projected $4B shortfall […]