Media Fueling Division in Richmond, Arm of the Democratic Party of Virginia?

It seems that events in Richmond keep taking a more partisan tinge. Harsh at times. Most of it not based in political reality. And, as I penned yesterday, increasingly ethnic focused. This is bad on all counts. If you want to move product you need less rhetoric, more substance. Along similar lines, D.J. Spiker posted …

[insert your issue here]-baiting makes for bad politics, in Virginia and Everywhere Else

Whether red-baiting or race-baiting or [insert your issue here]-baiting, it all makes for bad politics. In turn, bad politics makes for bad policy. And, bad news too. Consider this headline from a recent Roanoke Times article, “Don’t believe Senate GOP looks out for blacks“. Really? Absolutely not necessary. The Virginia Republican party leaders should call …

Merkel Snubs Castro

German Chancellor Angela Merkel either has no idea who he is or, more likely,  she purposely snubbed Cuba’s dictator, Raul Castro.  Take a look at the short video clip. Not only does she not even say hello, but does not even crack a smile. Is the Western Europe love affair with the regime coming to end? …

Guest Dispatch: GOP, Relevance or Irrelevant

This week’s Guest Dispatch by Arthur Freyre takes a look at GOP, the recent RNC Winter Meeting, and the future of the party. Before you read it, a few words from the Editor.  A lot has been said about the future of the Grand Ol’ Party. Most of it, not good. Some of it is …

Virginia Uranium: Dig Baby Dig

A lot of folks in Virginia have no idea that the Commonwealth has large deposits of uranium. It can be a very lucrative money maker for Virginia. The thing is, the Virginia government says it cannot be mined. You can explore it, but not extract it. At least not yet. The Virginia Assembly has taken …

Guest Dispatch: Core Beliefs – A Washington Casualty?

The following Guest Dispatch hails from the West Coast.  You can learn more about John Flores by visiting his first post on our site, here.  If you have never seen A Man for All Seasons, do so this weekend. What a great story. As John says in his post, More was dedicated to truth and …

Enjoy the Inauguration, Really.

Another inauguration weekend. Many of my Republican friends have left the area. They are avoiding the tourists and the throngs of Obama Administration supporters that are gathering to celebrate four more years. Some, well, some are just bitter that Romney lost. Alright. I wish the other guy had one. However, I enjoy the ceremony of …