• Democrats grab more power in CongressPolicy

    In yet another unprecedented move by this government, Democrats have shut out the minority party from offering any floor amendments on spending legislation. While this, on its surface, might not seem like a big deal, it is. The power of the purse is at the very core of our democracy and is the basis for […]

  • Sotomayer – Some genders are more equal than others

    It was bad enough when Obama Supreme Court nominee said “a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male.” Now we learn she’s a member of an elite all-women’s club, she says that the club doesn’t discriminate. Doesn’t this all sound […]

  • Obenshain congratulates WagnerPolitics

    Sen. Mark Obenshain offers his congratulations to former Secretary of Finance Jody Wagner on her Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor:

  • Democrat polls not on the up and upPolitics

    I got polled last night, and it was one of the most extensive polls I’ve taken. Human interviewer with a good number of open-ended questions. It was conducted by B R Interviewing in New Jersey, judging by the phone number that called me. Most of the poll was about Rep. Glenn Nye, his stances, his […]

  • Kaine: Desperate for a legacy

    We kinda knew it was coming. When you don’t accomplish anything for an entire term in office, you have to look for ways of lashing out (and kissing up to the guy who gave you your next gig). So did Gov. Tim Kaine this past weekend with his little missive in the Washington Post about […]

  • News Flash: Democrats denounce hate speech, unless it’s theirsCatch-All

    It’s truly funny. Now that Democrats have the White House, the House and the Senate, suddenly any criticism of Democrats is called hateful, angry, extreme and evil. Give me a break! For eight years, I’ve heard the most hateful attacks on George W. Bush and the Republicans from “Bush wasn’t elected, he was selected” to […]

  • Weekend Virginia: Mark Warner’s tax hikePodcasts

    Waldo and I discuss on “Weekend Virginia” the comments Mark Warner made against the Republican ticket a few days ago which effectively called them obstructionists to the Warner tax hike. We also discuss the future debate and how the economy and political philosophies fit in the context of that debate.

  • Cells on a PlanePolicy

    On my flight back from Texas yesterday, the guy next to me was using his cell phone to send text messages during the entire trip. This wasn’t the first time I’ve seen this and it really doesn’t bother me since they aren’t yapping in my ear but it eventually got me wondering why does the […]

  • McDonnell vs. Deeds in PerspectivePolitics

    The 2009 gubernatorial election has entered the general election phase, and I think that now is a good time to put this race into perspective. There will be many issues that will be discussed, the economy, abortion, taxes, energy, and others. The issue that really gets to the heart of this election is simple. Will […]

  • Blast from the PastPolicy

    Ever wonder what happened to Don Beyer? Wonder no longer: Obama named former Virginia Lt. Gov. Donald Beyer to be ambassador to Switzerland and Luxembourg. Beyer, who made his money as a car dealer, raised more than $500,000 for Obama and also contributed $4,600 to his campaign. Hmmm…. could there be a connection? Now I’m […]