Virginia Politics Category Archives
If Governor McAuliffe really believes that Virginia National Guard Soldiers should maintain a force protection policy that prohibits their access to firearms for their own defense, that same force protection policy should apply to McAuliffe’s own security detail. If defensive firearms are that dangerous, and that unnecessary to protect our armed forces, they’re as equally […]
“A Kingdom or a County” Sneak Peek from NOVA Digital Films.
From the website:
“A Kingdom or a County” is a full-length documentary feature film under production by NOVA Digital, chronicling government and political corruption in one of Virginia’s most picturesque and historic localities. Told by current and former elected officials, as well as local citizens, […]
Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore announced this weekend in front of several hundred conservatives that he is considering a run for the Republican nomination for President. While Gilmore didn’t have any campaign staff in tow at the Leadership Institute’s “Conservative Soiree” in Centreville, he was happy to tell a number of conservative leaders gathered […]
If more Republican candidates would engage their audiences with anything approaching this level of hope and optimism, our government would look a lot different than it does now.
Tuesday is primary elections day in Virginia, and no other race in the Commonwealth has nearly the significance of the 28th House District, where embattled House Speaker Bill Howell is desperately trying to hold onto his seat. That election, which is nominally between Howell and Susan Stimpson, will determine who the next Speaker of the […]
When Republican elected officials try to tell you they’re all about conservative fiscal governance, make sure you remind them of what happened in Richmond today.
Today the conference report was released on the amendments to the biennial budget, and lo and behold, the conference report between the Republican controlled Senate of Virginia and the Republican House of Delegates […]
The General Assembly has a long history of funneling money to non-state entities in direct violation of Section Article IV Section 16 of the Virginia Constitution. For years members of the General Assembly brazenly proposed bills to unlawfully appropriate taxpayer money until an opinion of the Attorney General in 20111 pointed out this was legally indefensible. Of […]
The story of what happened at RPV that lead to their current financial situation and the firing of Executive Director Sean Kenney is a particularly difficult one. As I’ve dug into RPV’s financial disclosures and sought out narratives that might explain how events unfolded, I’ve been confronted with conflicting accounts and stories that don’t seem […]
UPDATES: WashPo says RPV Executive Director Sean Kenney is out. RPV’s federal account has $252 cash on-hand and $217,499 in debts. In January, the gap widened by another $11,086, worsening the situation just as RPV sent out mailers for Bill Howell’s primary campaign. The state account shows $47,147 on-hand at year’s end, not enough to cover the […]
So how many House Republicans in Virginia want to help leftist New York City Mayor Bill Deblasio collect punitive taxes on New Yorkers? As it turns out, there’s a lot.
We’re going to make it a felony offense for someone to purchase a legal product in Virginia with the intent of transporting it to somewhere else, where […]
Just imagine how different this country would be if elected officials had the courage to stand by their principles in the same way that Senator Dick Black does. I’ve seen a lot of quotes in the mainstream media, but never anything like this:
…Farris said he is so frustrated with Black’s opposition to the measure that he […]
Proposed legislation calling for a “Convention of the States” to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution has been the subject of a lot of discussion lately, and rightly so. Having never actually been convened before in the 226-year history of our Republic and with no legal mechanisms in place to govern what it would look […]
Susan Stimpson is complaining about RPV sending out mailers on behalf of House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell’s re-election campaign dressed up as a “survey”, and newly-minted chairman John Whitbeck has gone on the offensive to defend the institution he now leads against her complaints. That certainly creates an opportunity for bloggers of various ideological […]
Unless the Republican Party of Virginia swiftly amends Article 1, Section A(2) of their party plan the following incumbent officeholders will be disallowed from being Republican nominees in the 2015 and 2016 elections:
Congressman Robert Hurt, 5th District
Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, 10th District
Senator Tom Garrett, 22nd District
Delegate Greg Habeeb, 8th District
Delegate Danny Marshall, 14th District
Delegate Todd Gilbert, 15th District […]
Now that Sen. Mark Obeinshain and Del. Steve Landes have introduced bills in the General Assembly establishing “voter registration by party,” the topic of how to “fix” primaries has once again become a topic of some discussion. There are folks out there extremely concerned about Democrats voting in Republican party primaries and possibly changing the […]
Prince William County Schools were obviously quite happy to report on the assigned responsibilities for members of the School Board today, detailing which members were the official liaisons to various associations and professional education organizations. There were representatives to the Virginia School Board Association, the National School Boards Association, the Northern Virginia Special Education […]
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has once again put liberal political aims ahead of his oath of office, this time issuing an opinion that will ensure that dangerous criminal illegal aliens are released back into our communities even when the feckless Obama administration considers them so dangerous to public safety that it actually intends to […]
The Republican Party is in deep trouble. After candidates tell us during their campaigns that they’re actually conservatives, that they’ll fight for principle, that they’ll be reliable and honorable, too many of them retreat right back into doublespeak, back-room dealmaking and abandon their principles at the first opportunity for them to follow through on their […]
Later this month the Virginia Tea Party Federation will hold its annual summit in Richmond, and once again, I will not be there. Not because I have a conflict, or otherwise have some reason why I couldn’t be there, I just wouldn’t ever want to set foot inside an event so co-opted by the “let’s […]
If you had to pick between Eric Herr and John Whitbeck to become the next Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, would that decision be as difficult for you as it would be for me? That indeed looks to be the decision the State Central Committee will have to make at their January meeting […]