• The last legs of the old mediaCatch-All

    I remember when this blogging phenomenon got started and listened to media professionals snidely sneer at bloggers with an attitude of “the Press does the hard work of reporting and bloggers sit back and comment on what we report.” Oh, how the winds have shifted. With fewer and fewer people willing to shell out a […]

  • VPOD 61: Bill Stanley, Candidate for RPV ChairPodcastsPolitics

    In this episode of Virginia Politics On-Demand, Bill Stanley, Chairman of the Franklin County Republican Party and candidate for Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, explains why he defended Jeff Frederick last April at Frederick’s removal hearing and whether Frederick will be part of his team, whether McDonnell’s statement that supported Pat Mullins on […]

  • Webb on “This Week”Policy

    Sen. Jim Webb appeared this morning on “This Week” and I have just one quick thought on his appearance. He is in favor of keeping the detainees in Guantanamo, not moving them to Virginia, and trying them there as well. His very correct reasons are that the crimes the detainees are accused of committing did […]

  • Before we get all emotional about healthcare reformPolicy

    In late July, early August, we will see commercials of single mothers being denied health care for their terminally-ill children, elderly grandmothers withering away in solitude in a gray, barren kitchen, and desperate husbands behind bars because they stole Viagra or Cialis. OK…maybe not the last one. But you get my point. The health care […]

  • Awww, poor Gov. KainePolicy

    Kaine evidently is having a difficult time in these challenging economic times holding down two jobs: “I am trying to juggle two pretty challenging jobs,” he said. “It’s not an easy time to be a governor.” No $#!+. In the spirit of bipartisanship, we’ll give him some leeway. We’re sure he’ll do something with the […]

  • Is uranium/wind an energy answer?Policy

    The Virginia Energy Independence Alliance thinks so: American Energy Independence from Jason Phillips on Vimeo. You can learn more about Uranium mining and the public comment period by visiting the Coal and Energy Commission web site. Also, today in the Pilot, reports on this week’s wind discussion: With an average wind speed of 10.4 mph, […]

  • Mullins stump speech in Virginia Beach; McDonnell calls remarks “incendiary”?Politics

    Pat Mullins, candidate for Republican Party of Virginia chairman, stopped by Virginia Beach last Monday night to give his pitch as to why he should keep the job (he was given the post by party leaders May 2). In his speech, Mullins related his successes at party-building and fundraising and how he has been viewed […]

  • Deeds radio spot: DisappointedPolitics

    State Sen. Creigh Deeds released his first radio ad to which the McAuliffe folks have responded to with a comment: “It’s strange that Creigh Deeds is attacking Terry on this issue. The fact is that as members of the General Assembly all three of Terry’s opponents allowed predatory lending to explode in Virginia and took […]