• McDonnell vs. Deeds in PerspectivePolitics

    The 2009 gubernatorial election has entered the general election phase, and I think that now is a good time to put this race into perspective. There will be many issues that will be discussed, the economy, abortion, taxes, energy, and others. The issue that really gets to the heart of this election is simple. Will […]

  • Blast from the PastPolicy

    Ever wonder what happened to Don Beyer? Wonder no longer: Obama named former Virginia Lt. Gov. Donald Beyer to be ambassador to Switzerland and Luxembourg. Beyer, who made his money as a car dealer, raised more than $500,000 for Obama and also contributed $4,600 to his campaign. Hmmm…. could there be a connection? Now I’m […]

  • Why Israel?Policy

    Perhaps the most intense conflict in the world today is the conflict which revolves around the state of Israel. The United States must support the nation of Israel. To be sure, there are some on the right and left who oppose our nation’s support for Israel, however, it is critical for several reasons. First, support […]

  • Views from the Grasstops: LoudounCatch-All

    Bearing Drift catches up with Glen Caroline, who has served as chairman of the Loudoun County Republican Committee since March of 2008. Your county experienced nearly a 10 point swing between the 2004 and 2008 elections, with Bush getting 55.7% in 04 and McCain getting 45.4% of the vote in 08. What changed and why? […]

  • Colin Powell erased “Tear Down this Wall”Catch-All

    Many were shocked when Colin Powell coddled with Obambi last year and gleefully got an hour on Meet the Press to talk about mean Republicans. I wasn’t. Today, the anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s epochal speech at the Berlin Wall, where the Gipper proclaimed “Mr. Gorbechev, tear down this wall.” But the State Department had cut […]

  • Go Wings!Catch-All

    Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. Effectively a “Super Bowl” for hockey: one game and we have a champion. Pittsburgh Penguins v. Detroit Red Wings 8 p.m. NBC. Live from the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

  • Does Deeds Have What It Takes?Politics

    The progressives of Virginia all received a stunning blow on Tuesday when Creigh Deeds walked away with a double-digit victory in the Democratic Primary. Democrats in Virginia, who had been enjoying a trend of multiple recent victories in the Commonwealth were left scratching their heads as to why the most conservative of the candidates was […]

  • 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 […]