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    Virginian-Pilot: Irrelevant by choicePolitics

    Roger Chesley, editorial writer for the Virginian-Pilot, writes a column today that shows even more why the newspaper is useless when it comes to political discussion. “Don’t you just love candidate forums? Most of the time, they’re dull affairs featuring scripted statements, dyed hair and silly campaign slogans.” Not that I’ve seen Chesley at a […]

  • Time to Panic in VA-05?Politics

    In case you haven’t read this already, Robert Hurt is in a 12 point freefall in Virginia’s 5th District against incumbent Congressman Tom Perriello, with the point spread 52-41 with conservative independent Jeff Clark garnering 4% of the vote. Just for comparison purposes, it’s worth noting that former Congressman Virgil Goode posted similar double-digit numbers […]

  • Federal judge enjoins enforcement of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”Policy

    In case you missed it, earlier today, a federal court judge in the ongoing suit filed by the Log Cabin Republicans seeking to overturn the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy has enjoined enforcement of the policy.   This is the same judge who ruled that the policy violated the Constitutional rights of service members […]

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    Chap Petersen is running for Governor!PolicyPolitics

    Fairfax Senator Chap Petersen is running for Governor! (And he actually admits it).

  • Is Sessoms a bully mayor in Virginia Beach? -or- “Vote for me, but ignore the financiers”Politics

    “Vote for me! ..but ignore my financiers” -Guest Post by Jim Cohen In 2008, believing that new leadership prevents stagnant establishment politicians from making a career out of what should be term limited elected positions, I felt it was time for fresh perspectives from leaders in the business community. I wanted Mayor Oberndorf to retire.. […]

  • VPOD 98: Republicans and the Tea Party, Ball’s obsession, Nye’s perception, and a Hurt/Perriello debate previewPodcastsPolitics

    Shaun Kenney and JR Hoeft talk Virginia Tea Party and its impact on the GOP. We also look at this week in congressional politics.

  • A Bit of Advice for the Governor…Policy

    Governor McDonnell should cringe when ABC privatization efforts start getting compared to the Black Knight of Monty Python fame.  When that happens, you know it’s time to try something different. What is that “different” item? Here’s a thought: Just privatize the ABC stores. The whole damn thing. Win, and you reduce the size and scope of […]

  • Rigell-Golden Tea Party DebatePolitics

    Forget the live blog – listen to Scott Rigell, Republican and Kenny Golden, Independent, debate at the Virginia Tea Party’s 2nd Congressional District Candidates’ Forum in their own words:

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    Where ABC Privatization Went WrongPolicy

    Noted political scholar Rowdy Roddy Piper said it all the time. “Just when they think they have all the answers, I change the questions.” That’s exactly what has happened to Gov. McDonnell’s proposal to privatize the Alcoholic Beverage Control. McDonnell let the opponents change the questions, and actually tried to answer them. Now privatizing ABC, […]

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    Congressman Mike Pence rallies the Family FaithfulPolitics

    Indiana Congressman Mike Pence was the keynote speaker at the 25th Anniversary Family Foundation Gala held Saturday night at the Richmond Convention Center. While attendance numbers were not available at the time of this post, the ballroom was packed with well over 100 ten person tables. Guests included a Who’s Who of Virginia political lumnaries, […]