• Tax Increases On The Horizon?Policy

    Virginia Governor Tim Kaine is preparing the budget proposal for this coming year, and so far, the indications point towards a bringing back the car tax and placing other tax increase ideas “on the table,” as a way to balance the budget. This could not come at a worst time, as we are in an […]

  • Senate passes omnibus spending bill – U.S. continues to go further into debtPolicy

    Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the omnibus spending bill of $1.1 trillion, loaded with earmarks and spending for government agencies, while this week the House will likely vote to raise the debt ceiling. The 1,088-page package contains over 5,000 earmarks, including provisions to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States, as well as provisions […]

  • Dick Morris warns against nominating centristsPolitics

    Now that fear of conventions has taken over the Virginia Republican Party establishment, (despite the fact that conventions have given us Bob McDonnell, Bill Bolling, Ken Cuccinelli and both GOP Congressmen from Hampton Roads Randy Forbes and Rob Wittman), the 5th has decided on a primary, and the 2nd district is shaky on its decision […]

  • Breaking: It’ll be a primary in the 5thPolitics

    Sources tell BD that the decision was made today that voters will decide the GOP nominee in the 5th District in a primary, going against the wishes of all the candidates except State Sen. Robert Hurt. Update: Verga has the first statement…. “A primary will place an unnecessary burden upon localities, costing them thousands of […]

  • Do Democrats want dictatorship?Policy

    Sure sounds that way. They control the Presidency, the House and the Senate and they still whine that they can’t do enough. Read this and enjoy the rantings of the power-mad. Imposing socialism is proving to be tougher than hoped for, so now the loony left asks “Is America Ungovernable?” Hint to the author: If […]

  • National Journal’s Bloggers and Political Insiders poll point to Cantor and McDonnell as the futureCatch-All

    In both the political and blogger insder end-of-year polls by the National Journal, Republican Whip Eric Cantor and Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell are both shown to have a bright future for the GOP. According to the Political Insider’s poll, Cantor is seen as the congressman most-admired and comes in 2nd to John Thune as the congressman […]

  • Democrats find a last-second candidate in the 8th DistrictPolitics

    The Washington Post reports that Democrat Bill Flemming, a small business owner in Virginia Beach, is entering the race against Jeff McWaters for state Senate. Apparently the ONLY reason given for Flemming entering the race is because President Obama’s campaign for change wanted the competition. “This is last minute on a shoe string, but there […]

  • Virginian-Pilot changes mind on spendingPolicy

    The Virginian-Pilot editorial board has suddenly found spending it doesn’t like. It wants more taxes for more roads, it wants more taxes for colleges and universities, and I’m sure it would absolutely love to reimpose the full car tax. But when it comes to executing murderers, the Pilot suddenly thinks government is too big and […]

  • (Updated) McDonnell makes appointments; Drake to be Sec. of Transportation?Policy

    *** Update *** Drake says she’s not considering becoming the next Secretary of Transportation. ************ Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell made several political appointments today, including the much anticipated “Jobs Creation Officer” proposed for Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling during the campaign. Bolling is set to become what McDonnell says is “the busiest Lieutenant Governor in America.” Longtime […]

  • 2nd District: Canvass, Convention or PrimaryPolitics

    Similar to the drama in the 5th district, where in a rare move 6 candidates issued a joint press release favoring a method of nomination that the 7th apparently doesn’t, the 2nd district has some drama of its own. The 2nd district has chosen to have a canvass (firehouse primary with multiple locations) nomination, which […]