News Clips 5-17-13

May 17, 2013 | No comments

The Pols Are Out And So Are Their Grades: American Conservative Union Releases Virginia General Assembly Scorecard

May 16, 2013 | 2 comments

The General Assembly wrapped up its 2013 business, officially, April 3, at the conclusion of the “Veto” session. Since then, a flurry of scorecards have been released by several organizations, including the Family Foundation’s late last week. Usually released… Read more>

Important Proposed Constitutional Amendment To Limit Taxes And Size Of Government In Senate Committee Tomorrow!

February 11, 2013 | No comments

Tomorrow at 4:00 p.m., the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee will consider a proposed constitutional amendment to limit government growth and taxation. HJ 594 is a taxpayer bill of rights that limits the amount of money the state government can spend in… Read more>

Governor McDonnell Touts Virginia, Criticizes Dem Governors

January 14, 2011 | No comments

In case you missed it, Governor Bob McDonnell appeared on the Fox News Channel morning show Fox & Friends yesterday to tout his State of the Commonwealth address Wednesday night and Virginia’s budget surplus. He also took the opportunity, when… Read more>

Tea Party Queen Radtke Files Paperwork To Run For U.S. Senate

December 28, 2010 | No comments

As we speculated previously (here and here), Jamie Radtke, the organizer of the successful Virginia Tea Party convention in October, will run for office. Specifically, for the U.S. Senate in the 2012 Republican primary, eschewing a 2011 primary opportunity in… Read more>

Mark Warner’s Confused

November 8, 2010 | No comments

I happened across a fascinating statement by our self-described “radical centrist” U.S. Senator Mark Warner in a well-done weekend post-election analysis piece in the Roanoke Times. Here is the paragraph: But Democrats struggled with their message this fall, especially… Read more>

The State Of Affairs In The Age Of Obama (And Reid And Pelosi)

October 6, 2010 | No comments

This hot-off-the-editing-computer ad from the Republican Governors Association says it all. From government takeovers, reduced freedoms, unfathomable debt, sky rocketing  unemployment, prohibitive taxes, incompetence, oil spills, arrogance and blame, and a general lack of standing in the world — and no end Read more>

Update: Winning Matters In The 37th Senate District Special Election

January 4, 2010 | 1 comment

During the recent statewide campaign, we and our sister organization, TFF Action, ran an unprecedented — and massively successful — voter education campaign, Winning Matters. Although we anticipated a wind down after the election in November, Winning Matters remains in… Read more>

Dave Marsden Now Is A Low Tax Guy?

December 11, 2009 | 3 comments

It may be December, and it may be a one month campaign, but it’s already a hot one in the 37th Senate District special election (to be held January 12) to fill the seat of Attorney General-elect Ken Cuccinelli. It was… Read more>

That’s One Big All-Purpose Table

October 30, 2009 | No comments

This isn’t so much a slam against Creigh Deeds for his vague, indecisive, obfuscating way of saying he’ll raise our taxes in a recession, as it is the grammarian and rhetorician in me: Can we please cut out the cliches,… Read more>