• Obama’s poll numbers slidingPolitics

    What goes up, must come down. Obama’s popularity in Virginia is now down below 50%, reflecting a trend that started in Ohio. A new Public Policy Polling survey looking at how likely voters for this fall’s election view Barack Obama finds his approval rating at just 48%, with 46% disapproving. Obama’s reviews are highly polarized […]

  • Nye vs. Nye

    The NRCC is calling for a debate between admitted supporter of the cap and trade bill, Rep. Glenn Nye, and admitted opponent of the cap and trade bill, Rep. Glenn Nye. The event location? The Waffle House. Politico piles on. E-Mail #1 “You will be pleased to know H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and […]

  • A pop and a fizzle. Deeds’ post primary bump gone.Politics

    The latest poll in the gubernatorial race has come out and it shows a 12-point swing towards Republican candidate Bob McDonnell since the Democratic primary a month ago. McDonnell, in the latest Public Policy Polling poll is found to lead Sen. Creigh Deeds, the Democrat, 49-43%, has a 3-point lead in favorability, and leads among […]

  • Funding universal healthcare with offshore profits?Policy

    As the healthcare debate begins, all sorts of interesting schemes and ideas are going to come to light. The one most recently brought to my attention is to make it tougher for U.S.-based companies to compete overseas, which might cost the U.S. jobs here at home.

  • Facebook follies in Virginia Beach?Politics

    State Sen. Ken Stolle’s senate seat won’t be vacant until he wins election in November as Virginia Beach’s next sheriff, but already this coveted Senate seat is drawing some fierce competition between Jeff McWaters, a local businessman and Rosemary Wilson, Virginia Beach councilwoman.

  • Smooth CriminalPolicy

    First off, I love Michael Jackson’s music and think he was an incredible entertainer. Probably the first time since Princess Di’s death that I can actually understand the media hype around a celebrity. That being said, another Jackson (not in the 5) is calling on Congress to recognize Jackson as a “global humanitarian” through the […]

  • Thirteen tax hikes in a day?!Politics

    I’ve been busy getting caught up on things the last couple of days when I came across this rather enlightening post by D.J. McGuire. I hadn’t realized that Sen. Creigh Deeds, on June 24, 2008, managed to find 13 new taxes palatable enough to impose on the people of the commonwealth. Two of the bills […]

  • How the Cold War EndedPolicy

    Oh, really, Mr. President? Is that how it was? The Cold War reached a conclusion because of the actions of many nations over many years, and because the people of Russia and Eastern Europe stood up and decided that its end would be peaceful. – Barack Obama Crediting the USSR with ending the Cold War, […]

  • Glenn “Thelma” Nye and his challengers

    What’s Glenn Nye’s campaign slogan going to be? “Don’t vote for a Republican – he’ll vote just like me!” Glenn Nye’s first six months in office has got to have Democrats wondering why they worked so hard to replace Thelma Drake. Although Nye voted for the Obama stimulus package that promised to keep unemployment under […]

  • Press to Deeds: Accept 10 debate challengePolitics

    Inside NoVA (Potomac News and Manasses Journal Messenger) is calling on Creigh Deeds to actually campaign for Governor and join Bob McDonnell in 10 debates throughout Virginia. “McDonnell’s proposal would have the first debate happening at the already agreed upon Virginia Bar Association debate on July 25, and ending at the University of Virginia on […]