• LEAKED: Obama’s Speech to SchoolchildrenPolicy

    It took most of the weekend working sources throughout the political world, but instead of watching the ODU football game, I was hard at work trying to find an advance copy of Barack Obama’s speech to be broadcast at schools across America. What I found had some edits, and it’s obviously not in finished form, […]

  • What Does Free Cost?Policy

    If you want to watch television in Britain you must pay 139 pounds (~$227) per year to the government (enforced by criminal law) for a license to receive a broadcast. However, they do give you a discount if you own a black and white TV. The BBC receives over 3.3 billion pounds (~$5.4B) from these […]

  • Football is back at Old Dominion!

    Watch out Hokies and Cavaliers…the Monarchs are on the prowl! For the first time in sixty-nine years, the Old Dominion University Monarchs will take to the gridiron. Over the past decade, ODU has been growing by leaps in academics and athletics. Kick-off today only punctuates that growth and keeps the ball moving down the field! […]

  • Democrat Bell could lose jobPolicy

    Bearing Drift reported that Police Capt. John L. Bell Jr., Democrat candidate for Sheriff in Virginia Beach, was being investigated. Turns out, he’s got trouble. auditors found “many” political campaign-related items on Bell’s (city) computer. The captain’s secretary also did some typing and copying for Bell’s campaign and used the office fax to send political […]

  • McDonnell by 12; GOP rollingPolitics

    Survey USA shows little impact of “McDonnell’s Macaca” in a poll they conducted this week (thesis story began Monday and yielded 34 stories from WaPO in 5 days). McDonnell is up by twelve and the rest of the ticket is in double digits too (Bolling by 10, Cuccinelli by 13). Looks like the left wing […]

  • Democrat candidate investigatedPolicy

    Capt. John Bell, Democrat running for Sheriff in Virginia Beach, is under a cloud of suspicion. According to the Virginian Pilot,the complaint says he “misused government resources” as a city employee running for political office. He’s running for Sheriff, not Mayor of Portsmouth. His “victim” quote claims it’s all politics and people are trying to […]

  • McDonnell: Deeds campaign “backwards-looking”Politics

    Strong words from McDonnell on Deeds lack of transportation plan and the “thesis”:   (h/t: WTVR)

  • Deeds: I’m a work in progressPolitics

    Deeds would like you to forgive him for his past last April: A far cry from what he thinks today: “[McDonnell] wasn’t 20 years old when he wrote it. He was 34. I was 34 when I was sworn into the House of Delegates and certainly the things I did when I was 34, I’m […]

  • National Journal Poll: GOP gains in 2010?Catch-All

    This week’s bloggers poll asks whether the GOP is going to pick-up some seats in Congress next year. “Many incumbents will be losing in 2010 — on both sides of the aisle. Net gain for the GOP, but not enough to take over.” J.R. Hoeft, Bearing Drift