• Point-by-point on the president’s speechPolicy

    Last night, the president gave his second address of his administration to a joint session on Congress. This one on Health care. Like you, I listened carefully. And, like you, I probably now have more questions than I did before the speech.

  • Why Obama doesn’t think he’s lyingPolicy

    “The reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally,” said President Obama and “You lie!” shouted Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C. Rude? Yes. Breach of decorum? Yes. But who’s right? Illegal aliens aren’t technically supposed to receive benefits under the plan, but since Congress has opposed verifying citizenship for benefits, how would […]

  • Deeds staff involved in sign defacement in Newport News?Politics

    McDonnell volunteers in Newport News confronted someone whom they claim is a member of Deeds’ team in Hampton Roads defacing signs on private property with “Backwards Bob” stickers. This photo is just one of several signs damaged by vandals: “Please don’t call the cops” lamented one of the Deeds’ volunteers. The McDonnell volunteers recognized one […]

  • Wittman and Goodlatte on Health CarePolicy

    From Congressman Rob Wittman (who will be this week’s guest on the podcast): “During a month spent traveling across the First Congressional District as well as addressing three public town halls, I heard a continued call from my constituents to make reforms to our current healthcare system. However, this does not mean that they invite […]

  • Deeds: “No Special Rights for Gays”Politics

    Since we seem to be having fun this campaign cycle using the “way-back machine” to examine a paper Bob McDonnell wrote twenty years ago, TWS decided to take a short trip back only ten. On Oct. 29, 1999, Bath County Recorder, Deeds wrote in a full-page ad: NO SPECIAL RIGHTS FOR GAYS I don’t believe […]

  • Will Nye star with Obama in Clinton 2?Policy

    Obama’s budget resolution passed 233-196. Cap and Tax legislation trying to stop global warming while I’m trying on fall coats passed by a slimmer 219-212. Pelosi can only lose 38 Democrats. She’s already lost 23, and Congressman Glenn Nye won’t say what he’ll do. Perhaps he hasn’t been told yet. It’s not like he had […]

  • McDonnell opposes Kaine’s cuts to educationPolicy

    Because Virginia faces a $1.35 billion budget shortfall in FY2010, which brings the total deficit to $7 billion over the course of the 2008-2010 biennium budget, the Kaine administration made several recommendations yesterday to bring the budget into balance. As these are all adjustments to the General Fund, if you follow Creigh Deeds’ and the […]

  • RPV: PSA for DeedsMultimediaPolitics

    “Senator Deeds, these are your friends. Pretending not to know them won’t make them go away. (Just trust us on this one…)”

  • Mathieson negative at Labor Day – must be desperatePolitics

    What word would you use to describe a candidate who sends out a negative mail piece about an opponent before Labor Day? I’d say “desperate”. And why? Well, if you are a first-term incumbent representing an area that routinely votes for the opposition party, facing a popular challenger, did very little of note during your […]