• Search for a new communications director beginsMultimedia

    As reported by the Washington Post yesterday and confirmed by Tim Murtaugh today, RPV continues its merry-go-round of communication directors; this time with Murtaugh being lured away by the Republican Governors Association. Murtaugh goes on to work with RGA in the midst of a HUGE year with 37 states holding elections for their top executive. […]

  • Democrat switches Parties – Updated!Policy

    A few days ago, I wrote how Parker Griffith and Glenn Nye were the only two Democratic Congressional cosponsors to the bill to end the Death Tax. Not anymore. Politico reports that Rep. Griffith, a freshman Dem, is announcing his switch to the GOP today. Can Nye be far behind? UPDATE: WAPO lists “voting with […]

  • Webb and Alexander release energy planPolicy

    Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) released their energy plan today. Webb and Alexander propose the “Clean Energy Act of 2009“, with the following key points: 1. Loan guarantees — $10 billion authorization that can leverage up to $100 billion in government-backed loans for the development of clean, carbon-free energy to bring […]

  • Morton offers up health care alternativesPolitics

    Conservatives have provided plenty of alternative proposals to the most recent healthcare debacle being called a “bill” in Congress. However, an interesting free market approach comes from Fifth District candidate, Feda Morton: “Republicans have to do more than merely criticize Obamacare,” she said. “We must recognize that government involvement in the health care industry has […]

  • Connaughton pick as Transportation secretary is a good onePolicy

    According to the Washington Post, Governor-elect Bob McDonnell will appoint former Prince William County Chairman, former U.S. Maritime Administration Chairman, and former candidate for lieutenant governor Sean Connaughton as the next Secretary of Transportation. The announcement is expected to be made today at noon during a Richmond press conference. The Post reports that current Lt. […]

  • Senator Newman to propose infanticide law changePolicy

    State Senator Steve Newman (R-Lynchburg) is justifiably upset at a loophole in Virginia law that seemingly makes it legal for a mother to kill her newborn child, if the child remains attached to the umbilical. He’s drafting legislation to change the law. The change comes on the heels of the unbelievable story in Campbell County […]

  • AIAW closing shopMultimedia

    My friend Karen at AIAW has decided to fold up the tent due to her employment. She actually was one of the few progressives I could tolerate. We’ll miss you, Karen. P.S. For those of you with a long blog memory, you’ll recall Karen actually posted with BD for a little while. It was fun […]

  • Virginia’s Dynamic DuoPolicy

    This analysis by National Review Online of Harry Reid’s health-care bill reveals sweetheart deals for a number of states represented by Democrat Senators. These states include Nebraska (Nelson), Michigan (Levin and Stabenow), Vermont (Leahy and Sanders), Louisiana (Landrieu), Massachusetts (Kerry and Kirk), New York (Schumer and Gillbrand), Pennsylvania (Casey and Specter), Florida (Nelson), Hawaii (Inouye […]

  • Bolling infuriated at quid-pro-quo U.S. Senate dealPolicy

    Former State Senator and current Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, who presides over the state senate, ought to know a thing or two how the U.S. Senate is supposed to work – after all, it was modeled after Virginia’s. And after all the backroom deals have been said and done regarding this so-called Health Care reform […]

  • Virginia Beach City Government: Trash tax?Policy

    People pay local taxes for certain simple things: Schools, law enforcement, emergency services… And picking up the trash. I hit the ceiling when I read that some city staff are exploring charging extra for trash pickup! Are they kidding? “budget officials discussed how the trash fee could “buy back” eliminated positions.” (Pilot) City staff is […]