• Portrait of a Trans-Partisan EndorsementPolitics

    On July 20th, Democrat Sheila Johnson sent shock waves through the establishment by endorsing a Republican: Bob McDonnell for Governor. Yesterday, she wrote a column in the Washington Post explaining her decision – and how she reached it. At the time of the endorsement, Bearing Drift opined: This is a post-racial, post-gender, trans-partisanship endorsement. It […]

  • Good for Sen. Warner on health carePolicy

    U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) ran last year as a “radical centrist”, yet we haven’t seen much fiscal discipline from him in less than a year in Congress. Perhaps health care will finally be that moment. In an email to campaign supporters, Warner wrote: “Reforming our health care system is essential to ensuring a prosperous […]

  • Deeds looks to polling and castration to change momentum?Politics

    Shaun has two interesting posts up this weekend about Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds. First, Deeds justifies his “experience” in dealing with the Virginia economy by claiming that he knows how to “castrate” animals (Personally, we don’t need to go that far; spending cuts is the only cutting we really need). Second, Democrats have called […]

  • See “Dirty Dancing” for a great causeCatch-All

    H/T to Vivian Paige on alerting me to this. Aug. 2nd at 4 PM and 7 PM at Cinema Cafe in Virginia Beach. See “Dirty Dancing” and help fight Pancreatic Cancer. More info here.

  • Forbes: Just Read the BillPolicy

    Guest Post by Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA04) Could you read 2,501 pages in 24 hours? In the unlikely case that you are considering whether you could, let’s put it into perspective – 2,501 pages is almost double the size of a paperback copy of War and Peace. It’s over three times the size of […]

  • Bolling elected chair of LG associationPolicy

    The National Lieutenant Governors Association has elected Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling to serve as their chairman for the next year. The bipartisan organization cited Bolling’s leadership, and their confidence and trust in his abilities to advance the NLGA’s mission, as reason to promote him from vice chair to chair.

  • Goodlatte: We Need Commonsense Health Care ReformsPolicy

    Guest post by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA06) While we can all agree that our current health care system is flawed there are many different ideas about how to fix it. Recently Democratic Leaders in Congress introduced the “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act”, which sets the tone for a Washington takeover of the health care system. […]

  • National Journal Poll: 100% GOP bloggers think Blue Dogs are doing the right thingPolicy

    In this week’s National Journal bloggers’ poll, we were asked “Are moderate Democrats helping or hurting their re-election prospects by resisting President Obama’s legislative agenda?” and “Should the 111th Congress increase the gasoline tax to fund a six-year highway bill?” On question one, 100% of GOP bloggers said that the Blue Dogs were helping their […]

  • Steve Shannon On Fair UsePolitics

    Steve Shannon’s campaign seems to not care about fair use, copying a Roanoke Times article in its entirety and reproducing it on his website.  While there is nothing wrong with quoting and linking to news articles (it’s the very backbone of most blogs), ripping an entire article without permission is a big no-no. Even we […]

  • Two Can PlayPolitics

    Steve Shannon is going negative early. With lousy poll numbers and a demontrated lack of substance, he must be trying to find something to pin on Cuccinelli. And it looks like he’s had to search long and hard. While Cuccinelli has succeeded in convincing the Governor to call a special session to deal with the […]