• CBS: Imus gets fired; Letterman gets contract extensionCatch-All

    CBS President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves”There has been much discussion of the effect language like this has on our young people, particularly young women of color trying to make their way in this society.” That’s what CBS said in their statement firing Imus for his “joke” about adult women at Rutgers University. Here’s […]

  • You call that a bump?Politics

    It’s been all Deeds all the time for the past two days. Nothing but glorious press about how Lazarus came back from the dead to win the Democratic primary. So, you would expect the first automated poll following the primary to have a positive swing in favor of the Democrat. Indeed, it does. Deeds leads […]

  • Virginia Virtucon on Fire!Politics

    Virginia Virtucon has posted several gems the past couple days. Riley wrote about turnout in his home precinct and how the combined Democratic total didn’t break 171…but how he received 173 votes from his Homeowners Association. “When Democrats’ primary turnout for Governor and Delegate is lower than for an HOA election, you know there is […]

  • Deeds goes negative on Day OnePolitics

    I remember a Blogs United conference where Creigh Deeds was a featured speaker and he said, “We have to change the tone of the debate and put a stop to the endless bickering and gamesmanship that has come to define politics. We have to reject the poisonous language that is used to describe the other […]

  • Nye looking for fiscal responsibility, but…Policy

    In a meeting with the president Tuesday, Rep. Glenn Nye advocated for the PAYGO solution to budget management – the first legislation formally proposed by Pres. Obama.

  • Statewide Candidate Lineup Above Average

    Whatever else you might say about them, the Commonwealth’s candidate lineup is exceptional by one significant measure: family size. Both the Republican and Democratic candidates have an above average number of progeny – although the GOP lineup is still out-reproducing their counterparts on the left.

  • Random musingsPolitics

    * Notice how newspapers are giving the Washington Post’s endorsement the credit for Deeds’ victory. * The Mainstream media thinks this is a story of how McAuliffe lost, not how Deeds won. * Two Northern Virginians split votes. Do regional politics still play? * No matter what anyone says or doesn’t say, 2008 is ancient […]

  • VPOD 65: Vivian Paige and Shaun Kenney, Democratic Primary ReactionPodcasts

    In this episode of Virginia Politics On-Demand, Vivian Paige and Shaun Kenney give their take on the Democratic primary, the upcoming general election campaign, and the netroots. “What it tells you is that once again the netroots may very well be out of step with the rest of the party,” said Paige. Be sure to […]

  • Deeds and Wagner Victory SpeechesPolitics

    Democrats Creigh Deeds and Jody Wagner won their respective Democratic primary fights last evening and will face Republicans Bob McDonnell and Bill Bolling in the upcoming Virginia general election. First, here are excerpts from State Sen. Creigh Deeds, gubernatorial nominee for the Democratic Party, speech:

  • VPOD 64: Dr. Bob Holsworth, 2009 Democratic Primary RecapPodcasts

    In this episode of Virginia Politics On-Demand, Virginia political scientist Dr. Bob Holsworth, president of Virginia Tomorrow, offers his insights into the Virginia Democratic Primary and lays the groundwork for what we can expect in the upcoming gubernatorial campaign between Republican Bob McDonnell and Democrat Creigh Deeds. “Republicans are a little hungrier right now,” said […]