• Perkins Disinvited because of Opposition to DADT RepealCatch-All

    Family Research Council President Tony Perkins was not allowed to speak at a military event at Andrews Air Force base due to his opposition to repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. The letter that was written to him explaining his uninvited status, indicated that the chaplains could not endorse statements contrary to the Commander-in-Chief’s […]

  • Ad critical of the EPA to run in VAPolicy

    The Coalition for American Jobs – an organization dedicated to informing the public about Environmental Protection Agency shenanigans – has started running an ad in eight states, including Virginia, about the latest end-around that the EPA is attempting. As early as March 2010, the EPA plans to issue new rules regulating greenhouse gases from new […]

  • Fightin’ 9th: Griffith Jumps InPolitics

    Morgan Griffith makes it official: He’s running for Congress The Roanoke Times State Del. Morgan Griffith’s campaign for Congress became official this morning when the Salem Republican filed as a candidate for the GOP nomination in the 9th Congressional District.

  • Crist denies rumors that he will play for the other team.Politics

    Facing a strong primary challenge from Marco Rubio, Florida Governor Charlie Crist says that he will not switch parties in his run for the U.S. Senate. H/T The Corner at National Review: Crist Denies He Will Switch Parties

  • Taxing telecommunications in VirginiaPolicy

    Guest post by Duront Walton, the Executive Director of the Virginia Telecommunications Industry Association For the past few years, the Virginia Telecommunications Industry Association has worked with the General Assembly to make telecommunications taxes transparent and user friendly to the Virginia taxpayer. Simply put, that means you should be able to understand what the taxes […]

  • President announces new health-care solution during bi-partisan summitPolicy

    In a shocking move that has shifted the debate over sweeping health-care reform in a new and unexpected direction, Mr Obama announced a plan that would reduce the deficit and extend coverage to all people in the United States, regardless of their citizenship status. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid were […]

  • Cantor runs afoul of Obama at Healthcare SummitPolicy

    Apparently President Barack Obama didn’t appreciate Republican Whip Eric Cantor (Virginia) bringing a copy of the Senate’s healthcare bill to today’s healthcare summit as reference material. Geez, Eric, why on earth would you want to actually bring the thing you’re supposed to be discussing to the meeting? I bet you used to bring your books […]

  • Internet sales tax proposal dies in House Finance subcommitteePolicy

    The Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee on Finance voted down SB660 – a bill which required internet retailers to collect 5% Virginia sales tax for certain online purchases. Subcommittee Chair, Delegate Tim Hugo (VA-40) stated that had the bill passed, up to 5,200 small internet retailers in Virginia could have been put out of business. […]

  • Scholarships are slavery?Policy

    Would you equate slavery with a program of tax credits for contributions to scholarship programs? No? Then you’re sane. Yes? Then you’re Sen. Yvonne Miller, who thinks that giving students the ability to go to a school better than her Norfolk schools, which can’t seem to take a test without “irregularities” (we used to call […]

  • Light Rail, Shucet and proactive transparencyPolicy

    Several bloggers and I met with new chief of Hampton Roads Transit Phil Shucet and my first impression was definitely one of flux. Still evident is the strain of transition from the leadership of Mike Townes (who still is making a pretty buck doing whatever he’s still doing at HRT. We didn’t see him at […]