• VDOT bonusesPolicy

    Democrats have a new transportation plan – slash tires in order to keep Republicans off the road. While that might be beneficial to some, it probably isn’t a long-range solution to our budget and transportation issues. Interesting then that in today’s RTD, they report on a wide-range of bonuses being paid to employees of the […]

  • Bearing Drift asks Virginian-Pilot “What about Bob?”Catch-All

    Once in a while, newspapers will accidentally let it slip that their political stances aren’t as nonpartisan and unbiased as their talking points suggest. In between their usual mantras “We endorse the person, not the party” or “there’s no such thing as a Republican or Democratic pothole” or “we endorse on competence not ideology,” we […]

  • Prohibited ItemsPolicy

    On the long list of prohibited items by TSA before boarding a flight they seemed to have left one off. My friend and former campaign manager, Steve Bierfeldt, was recently detained by TSA at St. Louis airport when returning from a Campaign for Liberty event. What was he carrying? Cold hard cash. Fortunately, in our […]

  • (Updated Fri. Morning) Republicans united against Obama budget + 20 DemocratsPolicy

    Update: The Senate has also passed the Republican budget on a party-line vote of 55-43 (which means two Democrats did vote against the measure). Details from WaPO. Bipartisanship does exist in DC, but it was not enough to carry the day for the GOP Alternative Budget…here’s reaction from our Virginia Congressman, beginning with the Minority […]

  • McAuliffe and Democrat Stoney should know alot about letting air out of tiresPolitics

    In 2004, Levar Stoney, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Virginia, was responsible for a group of activists that were accused by police of slashing nearly 100 tires in the Milwaukee region. According to reports, Stoney failed to cooperate with the police investigation in order to protect the activists. Who was the chairman of […]

  • The straight-scoop on NY-20Politics

    While the media breathlessly report that the “models” are pointing to a Murphy victory, Rittinger at Virtucon brings us some ground-truth. I spoke to a source close to the Tedisco campaign last night who told me that this report was utter nonsense for two reasons. First, because absentee voters tend to be the most ideologically […]

  • Republican rebound needs a sixth sensePolitics

    I’m sure I’ll add legions of new members to my fan clubs with this, but its been painfully true for a while now, and now that Obama’s becoming as popular as an over-40 visit to the doctor’s office, I think it bears repeating. We’re getting our chance to right our ship now. Congressional seats up […]

  • New blog: “Liberty Movement HQ”Catch-All

    Adam Bitely of Net Right Nation has started his own blog: Liberty Movement HQ. Check it out.

  • “Fair tax” baby-stepsPolicy

    What might be over-looked in the budget discussion is this proposal from within the Ryan alternative GOP Budget: – Tax Reform. Our budget does not raise taxes, and makes permanent the 2001 and 2003 tax laws. In fact, we cut taxes and reform the tax system. Individuals can choose to pay their federal taxes under […]

  • VPOD 56: Rep. Bob Goodlatte discusses the budget with Virginia bloggersPodcasts

    In this episode of Virginia Politics On-Demand, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA06), gives sobering information about the true cost of the Democrats proposed budget and how little Republicans can do about it. What it boiled down to is that even “Blue Dog” Democrats are likely to go along with the president’s proposals, inflicting massive costs and […]