• Who wants to be mayor?Policy

    I choose to live in Arlington County because it offers an urban lifestyle I enjoy and appreciate with easy access to shopping and entertainment. However, many of my married friends prefer to live in Fairfax County for the space and the schools (Arlington schools are still pretty good btw). Both counties have high incomes but […]

  • Is Palin eyeing the Senate?Policy

    I think so. Resigning as Governor in 2009 for a Presidential contest in 2012 didn’t make much sense to anyone. Resigning to run in a 2010 primary? Not so crazy. Everyone had the White House and 2012 in their sights when Sarah Palin surprisingly announced her resignation days ago, but I guess they didn’t look […]

  • Happy Independence Day!

    We celebrate today our nation as a nation of laws. Our ability to have equal treatment under that law. Our ability to achieve our dreams unencumbered by discrimination by an overbearing government or by a despotic democracy. “Nature, which has established in the universe a chain of being and universal order, descending from archangels to […]

  • Palin to resignPolitics

    I’m dumbfounded. She either got real bad advice, her heart’s not in it, or she’s an idiot. None of those possibilities strike me as especially positive to her future electoral possibilities.

  • RE: Refund RequestPolicy

    Unemployment numbers released yesterday showed the unemployment rate at a 26-year high of 9.5%. This translates to 467,000 jobs lost in the month of June alone. — Dear Mr. President: I’d like to request a refund on the Stimulus package you and your Congress passed this summer. You told me that passing your $787 stimulus […]

  • Perriello and the Post OfficePolicy

    $2.8 billion in the red. That’s the Post Office, and it’s expected to double this year, according to the Postmaster General. Rep. Tom Perriello chose to equate this model of inefficiency and red ink to Cap and Trade legislation. “The reality is that the most people will pay is a postage stamp a day,” said […]

  • Forbes: Finding Common GroundPolicy

    Guest post by Rep. J. Randy Forbes “Health care debate could derail over government plan.” It was 7 a.m. and I had pulled up Google News to see a flurry of headlines on the health care debate in Congress. “Lawmakers face health care fight.” “Health-care debate heats up as the Senate and House grapple with […]

  • “If it’s good enough for God” – Forbes Rocks!Politics

    I could complain about how rarely a politician’s fundraising email says anything substantive – you know the drill: “Scary bad guys are after me / no one else is half as great as I am / give me money or the bad guys will destroy us all…” In Virginia, Sen. Cuccinelli has been one of […]

  • NRCC launches their own fireworks in VirginiaPolitics

    The National Republican Campaign Committee is wasting little time reminding voters in Virginia how Democratic congressman voted on the national energy tax… First, Tom Perriello: Second, Rick Boucher:

  • Sparklers = $2,500 and a year in jailCatch-All

    Remember sparklers? Little metal rods that spark when lit? Sparklers can be big money, especially if you don’t turn them over to police this weekend. Sparklers are illegal in every city in Hampton Roads except Hampton. Get caught lighting them, and it’s a Class 1 misdemeanor. That’s up to a year and $2,500 for the […]