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Under court plan, analysis shows a shift to the left in 81st Virginia House District seat held by GOP’s Knight

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH – The federal court redistricting plan, which emerged from much wrangling over 11 Virginia House of Delegates districts challenged as racially gerrymandered, means changes for this year’s general election if the U.S. Supreme Court does… Continue Reading

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Media: Hoeft named publisher for conservative news, opinion outlets of Virginia Line Media

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS Virginia Line Media, LLC, parent company for conservative news and opinion outlets such as Bearing Drift, recently named Jim Hoeft as the publisher for all of the outlets produced under its umbrella. Hoeft founded Bearing Drift in… Continue Reading

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Column: ‘Sense of the people’? Indeed, the Electoral College still works

BY JIM HOEFT CHESAPEAKE — “It was desirable that the sense of the people should operate in the choice of the person to whom so important a trust was to be confided,” Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist No. 68, the paper known… Continue Reading

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Media: Bearing Drift, a conservative voice for Virginia, looks ahead

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE J.R. Hoeft is again serving as editor-in-chief at Bearing Drift, the conservative blog, opinion and news source he founded in 2004.  Hoeft, a retired naval officer, is a communications consultant who has been active in Republican politics… Continue Reading