• Virginian-Pilot: Kaine “stumbling parade of failures”Policy

    I’ve disagreed with editorial writers before, but all partisan bickering aside, ya gotta admit when they call it right, and boy do they call it right with regards to Gov. Tim Kaine. And they remind me why I think a two-term Governor would help. “He was too combative with Republicans and too accommodating with recalcitrant […]

  • McDonnell interviewed in WSJPolicy

    Brendan Miniter, an assistant features editor at the Wall Street Journal, sits down with Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell in this profile piece: “Back to GOP Basics“. “I ran on Virginia issues,” Mr. McDonnell says, “which were jobs and the economy.” These were, he says, “far and away” the top issues. Virginia’s unemployment rate, 6.6%, is lower […]

  • Loyola makes a new year’s resolutionPolitics

    Ben Loyola, candidate for Congress in Virginia’s 2nd District, has decided to turn a new leaf and bring on a new team to run his campaign this 2010. Loyola, who perceives himself as the more conservative alternative to Scott Rigell, recently made a major change to his campaign staff, including bringing in a new campaign […]

  • Happy New Year!!Catch-All

    Happy New Year to all of you and thank you for a wonderful 2009! We’re looking forward to a very exciting 2010 – a new administration, a fresh General Assembly session, congressional primaries, a general election, and everything in between! Trust that BD will be there for you offering a conservative perspective and the best […]

  • Past Donations Ultimately Irrelevant in 2nd District RacePolitics

    Heading into the official start of the 2010 election cycle, the 2nd District race remains as muddied as ever, despite the recent withdrawal of Chuck Smith, first reported here at Bearing Drift. Indeed, six candidates remain (five officially) and in our ever-present need to nit-pick and fact find over minutiae brings us to this post. […]

  • Goodlatte: Government, Inc. Leads to Red Ink for Our Nation’s Small BusinessesPolicy

    Guest post by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA06) Four years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in the now-notorious case of Kelo v. City of New London, which authorized the government to take private property from individuals for nearly any reason under the guise of eminent domain, even to give to other private […]

  • The Top 10 Farces of 2009Catch-All

    Okay, let’s get beyond the point that the greatest farce may be Ward’s return to the blogosphere. But let’s take a look at some of the most outrageous stories, stunts and downright shameful events of the past year. #10 Al Franken and Hot Dogs (tie): Al Franken, the Clown Prince of the Senate, was so […]

  • Bill Fleming – Democrat not winning a Senate seatPolitics

    When Republican Jeff McWaters won the GOP nomination to replace Sen. Ken Stolle, Democrats didn’t want to have a candidate. That changed when Bill Fleming decided to run. Shame..the Democrats were better off without a candidate. Fleming’s website proposes massive increases in government spending, and of course no clue how to pay for it all. […]

  • Taxpayers pay quarter-million for primaryPolitics

    The Republican Party is the party of smaller government, right? Thanks to the GOP, taxpayers in the 5th District must now find $250,000 to decide who’ll run for Congress (Tertium Quids). The 2nd District is still committed to a firehouse primary/canvass, which at least isn’t paid for by taxpayers, but has resulted in long lines […]

  • Are you ready for racial politics?Policy

    Let’s see. Checking my calendar it appears that we are soon to be 2010. Right? Just making sure. It’s not making the Virginian-Pilot’s reporting yet, but three stories are converging in Hampton Roads and how they turn out will tell us a lot about Hampton Roads politics and the issue of race. The ball started […]