The Rising Blue Tide

A conservative columnist explains how once-Republican states are switching sides.

Virginia Finally Repeals Dumb Happy Hour Restrictions

Virginia has finally repealed a dumb and unconstitutional restriction on how bars could advertise Happy Hours.

Corey Stewart: The Virginia GOP’s White Supremacist Albatross

Corey Stewart rose to become the Republican Party’s Senate nominee in Virginia with blatant appeals to racial division. Now his party fears they’ll be the ones who end up paying the price.

Virginia Republicans Nominate Pro-Trump, Pro-Confederate Corey Stewart For Senate

Virginia Republicans took a hard-right turn in yesterday’s primary. This is likely to benefit the Democrats.

Justice Department Won’t Be Retrying Senator Bob Menendez On Corruption Charges

Embattled New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez has dodged a bullet, but still faces uncertain prospects for reelection.

Case Against Senator Bob Menendez Ends In Mistrial

New Jersey Senate Bob Menendez has temporarily dodged a bullet, but his ultimate fate is far from clear.

Race For Virginia Governor Tightens Significantly In Campaign’s Final Hours

With less than forty-eight hours to go, the race for Virginia’s Governor is tighter than ever.

Federal Prosecutors Will Not Retry Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

After a unanimous Supreme Court victory, Bob McDonnell won’t be facing another corruption trial.

In McDonnell Decision, Supreme Court Places Important Limits On Prosecutors

In overturning former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s conviction, the Supreme Court has sent a powerful message to overly zealous prosecutors.

Supreme Court Unanimously Overturns Bob McDonnell Conviction

The Supreme Court at its best and therefore its most frustrating.

Supreme Court Appears Sympathetic To Bob McDonnell’s Appeal

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s fate lies the hands of the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Accepts Appeal Of Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

The Supreme Court has agreed to review the legal basis for the conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell on public corruption charges.

Conservative Groups Opposing Paul Ryan For Speaker Before He Even Announces

Paul Ryan has yet to say if he will run for Speaker of the House, but that hasn’t stopped the opposition on the hard right from forming already.

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Loses Appeal On Corruption Conviction

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is likely going to Federal Prison very soon.

New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez Indicted On Corruption Charges

As expected, New Jersey’s senior Senator has been indicted.

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Sentenced To Two Years In Prison

Some will say two years isn’t long enough, but under the circumstances it seems appropriate.

GOP Also Saw Gains In State Legislatures Last Week

In addition to gains at the national level and in Governor’s races, the GOP also saw more gains in state legislatures around the country.

What Happened In Virginia?

Trying to explain one of the biggest surprises of Election Night 2014.

Creigh Deeds One Year Later, And The Problems With Mental Health Care In The U.S.

Just over one year ago, Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds was attacked by his son, revealing problems with our mental health system that have yet to be adequately addressed.

Virginia GOP Senate Candidate Using Redskins Name Controversy In Hail Mary Ad Campaign

Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie picked an odd issue on which to start his closing argument to Virginia voters.

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Convicted On Corruption Charges

A once rising GOP star hits bottom.

Bob McDonnell Trial Opens On A Pathetic And Sordid Note

The trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife opened yesterday, and it sounded more like a soap opera than a legal proceeding.

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and Wife Charged in Federal Corruption Case

Less than a month out of office, the Old Dominion’s former chief executive is facing 14 counts.

Virginia Senate Race About To Become Competitive?

Former RNC Chair Ed Gillespie is challenging incumbent Senator Mark Warner for his Senate seat.

Democratic Candidate Gaining Votes In Virginia Attorney General’s Race Recount

The Virginia Attorney General’s race recount seems to be going in favor of the Democratic candidate.

Mark Herring Declared Winner Of Virginia Attorney General’s Race, But It’s Far From Over

We have a certified “winner” in the Virginia Attorney General’s race, but where it heads from here is still up in the air.

Democrat Mark Herring Leads Virginia Attorney General’s Race by 163 Votes

The next Attorney General of Virginia will be named Mark. And that’s about all we really know at this point.

17 Votes Separate Candidates In Virginia Attorney General’s Race

The margin in the Virginia Attorney General’s race is, quite literally, razor thin.

The Cuccinelli Blame Game And The GOP Civil War

Accusations of blame are already being tossed around about why Republicans lost in Virginia, and they mirror a broader debate in the Republican Party nationally.

Ken Cuccinelli Has Not Called To Congratulate Terry McAuliffe, Why Does This Matter?

Ken Cuccinelli still hasn’t called to congratulate Terry McAuliffe. Why does this odd custom continue?

McAuliffe Wins, But Virginia Is Still A Purpleish State

The race for Virginia Governor turned out to be much closer than many predicted, but that should not be a surprise.

The Blame Game Begins In Virginia

Polls in Virginia don’t open for another 48 hours or so, but the end result has become fairly apparent when you look at the polls.

November 5th Not Looking Good For Virginia Republicans

With debate season over, it’s looking less and less likely that Virginia Republicans will be able to hold back the Democrats on November 5th.

Nobody For Virginia Governor

The Richmond Times-Dispatch has endorsed “none of the above” for governor of Virginia.

Virginia Governors and Expensive Gifts

Bob McDonnell is not the first Old Dominion chief executive to supplement their income while in office.

Big Money Republicans Not Giving To Ken Cuccinelli

Potential trouble for Virginia’s Republican nominee for Governor.

More Trouble For Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

The drip, drip, drip in Richmond is turning into a flood.

Scott Walker: The GOP’s Sleeper Candidate For 2016?

Scott Walker could be the GOP’s surprise candidate in 2016.

McAuliffe Leading Virginia Governor’s Race Between Two Guys Voters Don’t Like

Virginia’s voters really don’t seem to like their choices for Governor.

The Virginia GOP’s E.W. Jackson Problem

The Virginia GOP’s nominee for Lt. Governor could pose a problem for the party.

FBI Probing Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

The FBI is looking into Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s relationship with a major donor.

Jeb Bush Defends Conservatism in Weird Online Magazine

The possible presidential contender has an op-ed in a rather dubious outlet.