Election 2012

The protests in New York City that came to be known as Occupy Wall Street began one year ago today, and spread to cities nationwide, including, last October, Harrisonburg.

Former Governor Tim Kaine is running against former Republican Governor George Allen for the U.S. Senate.

Governor Kaine appeared on the campaign trail with President Obama in Charlottesville in late August, during which he said “Virginia will not go back, and the nation will not go back.”  Bob asked him what Republican programs or policies he believes would do that.

Republican George Allen is running to retake the U-S Senate seat he lost in 2006 to Jim Webb, who is retiring after one term.

Andy Schmookler is the Democratic challenger to 6th District Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte in the November elections.

Virginia's 6th District covers all or part of Shenandoah, Rockingham, Highland, Augusta, Alleghany, Bath, Bedford, Rockbridge, Botetourt, Roanoke and Amherst Counties.  Bob Leweke spoke with Mr. Schmookler, who began by describing why he is running.

Find more about Andy Schmookler.

Just about every four years since 1908, the students at Washington and Lee have staged a mock convention to predict the presidential nominee for the party out of power… and this year that’s the Republicans.

Former Virginia Governor and U.S. Senator George Allen is the expected Republican nominee for Virginia’s open U.S. Senate seat in November, the same seat he held until his defeat for re-election in 2006. He recently spoke about the issues in this year’s campaign, and about the federal government's role is in creating jobs.

Ethics in Political Journalism

Jan 23, 2012

Heard any good political news lately? Perhaps we should explain... By good we are talking about quality reporting that is in-depth, helpful, and reliable.

A "Fair" Tax?

Jan 12, 2012

Proponents call it the "Fair Tax."

But just how fair would it be to replace all federal taxes with a 23% sales tax?