• Phil Hamilton Resigns!Politics

    Effective November 15th, Del. Phil Hamilton has resigned from the House of Delegates. Hamilton lost his effort for re-election a few weeks ago to Robin Abbott, but continued to be investigated by a House committee and a federal grand jury. My information is that since Hamilton is now no longer a House member, the House […]

  • Nye targeted by left-leaning groupsPolitics

    The “Mathieson for Congress” idea seems to have some validity when you check out a new Google ad from There are at least some who seem that they would like to see Nye face a primary challenge.

  • What the VBTA didn’t ask Jeff McWatersPolitics

    The Virginia Beach Taxpayers Alliance was born out of the effort to fight the 2002 sales tax referendum. Saturday, the VBTA hosted a candidate forum, which was covered here. The campaign to raises taxes was called the YES Campaign. You would think someone in the VBTA would’ve asked Jeff McWaters why he gave $10,000 to […]

  • The Federalist #7: Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the States (continued)Catch-All

    Independent Journal Thursday, November 15, 1787 [Alexander Hamilton] To the People of the State of New York: IT IS sometimes asked, with an air of seeming triumph, what inducements could the States have, if disunited, to make war upon each other? It would be a full answer to this question to say — precisely the […]

  • Mathieson for Congress?Politics

    That was the organization name given to the City of Virginia Beach in a Freedom of Information Act request this week, according to multiple trusted sources. That begs the question. Either the FOIA request was supposed to be for Mathieson for Delegate and someone spelled Delegate “C-o-n-g-r-e-s-s” by mistake, or Glenn Nye has a primary […]

  • (Updated) Dates set for special Senate primaries; “Debate” held in the 8th todayPolitics

    The dates to select the GOP nominees in the 8th and 37th Senate Districts have been set. In the 37th, Marianne Honrniko, Will Nance and Steve Hunt have until Dec. 1 to convince Republicans that they’re the best candidate to succeed Attorney General-elect Ken Cuccinelli. The primary will be held at the Centreville High School […]

  • The Federalist #6: Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the StatesCatch-All

    Independent Journal Wednesday, November 14, 1787 [Alexander Hamilton] To the People of the State of New York: THE three last numbers of this paper have been dedicated to an enumeration of the dangers to which we should be exposed, in a state of disunion, from the arms and arts of foreign nations. I shall now […]

  • Exclusive: 60-plus releases ads against Connolly and PerrielloMultimediaPolicy

    The 60-plus Association, the non-profit organization of more than half-million seniors and is the self-styled conservative, limited government “alternative to AARP”, is releasing two ads this weekend targeting Virginia U.S. Reps. Tom Perriello (D-5) and Gerry Connolly (D-11). For Perriello: For Connolly: “This bill adds hundreds of entitlements and only cuts one – Medicare. By […]

  • Democrats to caucus without MathiesonPolitics

    Today in Glen Allen, Governor-elect Bob McDonnell will address the House Democratic caucus, as reported on WTOP. A well-placed source has informed Bearing Drift that Democrats did not even include Bobby Mathieson in the invitation to the meeting. After being defeated by Republican Ron Villanueva, Mathieson contested the certification of the vote, going as far […]

  • Matthew Berry to challenge Jim MoranPolitics

    Virginia U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8), who as recently as two weeks ago said that we needed to elect State Sen. Creigh Deeds to governor to protect us from the GOP’s “Taliban ticket”, has a challenger: Matthew Berry. Moran, whose public service in the 111th Congress included predictably voting for the government takeover of health […]