Bearing Drift was founded in 2004 by J.R. Hoeft and is Virginia’s premiere conservative web site. It is part of the Virginia Line Media LLC group, which includes The Jeffersoniad website, the Virginia Politics on Demand podcast, and our regionally syndicated radio show The Score.
What does the name mean?
Bearing Drift is a nautical term that describes relative motion. Having bearing drift is good, as the likelihood of a collision is low. Without bearing drift, the risk of collision dramatically increases as range decreases.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard “rules of the road,” the best course of action when there is a risk of collision is to alter one’s course to starboard – the right. In our case, we also believe this is true in public policy: When it looks like the ship of state is going to wreck, alter the course to the right – you can’t go wrong!