• “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 […]

  • $5,000 fine, 10 debates and a FOIAPolitics

    The Washington Post’s blogging is on fire lately. It blasts the Virginia Democratic Party for being fined $5,000 by the Federal Elections Commission for their flagrant disregard for campaign finance laws. It launches Bob McDonnell’s challenge to Creigh “Tax” Deeds for 10 debates all over Virginia, and it slams Tim Kaine for blocking requests for […]

  • So, you’d like Canadian/British-style health care?Policy

    Much is being made (and will be made in the coming months) about the socialized medical care available in Canada and Great Britain. Conservatives for Patients’ Rights provided this video clip as food for thought: For a more detailed discussion about these two health care systems, watch this video: Health care is also the subject […]

  • Friedman on Climate Change

    Thomas Friedman has a unique look on the cap-and-tax (climate change) bill that recently passed the House and is on its way to the Senate for debate. Friedman argues that for fiscal conservatives, this bill is actually a good thing.

  • Kaine’s absent, and it’s not all his faultPolitics

    DNC Chairman and Governor Tim Kaine, no mistake in the order of those titles, should release his past travel schedules, as today’s Virginian-Pilot says. As they say, what security concerns could there be in telling us where Kaine was last week? Unless terrorists are into time travel. But FOIA frustrations aside, the fact that Kaine […]

  • June 30 fundraising deadline demonstates prioritiesPolitics

    As we approach a critical fund-raising deadline for the two gubernatorial campaigns (critical because the media and those of us who are blogging take it as gospel that it indicates campaign momentum and support), what they implore from their current supporters is pretty telling. For Bob McDonnell, it about the economy… Together, we can bring […]

  • Creigh Deeds raises taxes

    It’s been a long time since the Democrats nominated a candidate for Governor who was actually in the legislature. (1993, to be exact, and don’t you know I LOVE another comparison to that year.) Don Beyer, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine could all do the “I’m not going to raise taxes” spiel with no voting […]

  • Sotomayer’s New Haven firefighters case overturnedPolicy

    The Supreme Court sided with the 18 New Haven firefighters who claimed (17 white and 1 Hispanic) who had their promotions thrown out by the city because the city feared claims of discrimination. In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that the city violated Title VII, giving credence to the idea that reverse discrimination is […]