Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Racist, Fascist Fliers Pop Up in Alexandria; Del. Mark Levine Calls It “shocking wake-up...

The hateful, racist, fascistic fliers (see screen shot to the right) that popped up in Alexandria/ Del Ray today are yet another manifestation of...

Likely VA GOP Nominee for Lt. Governor Endorsed by Corrupt (Bechtel, Wedtech) Iran-Contra Scandal...

Don't remember former Attorney General Edwin "Ed" Meese III? See below the video for a few "highlights" from his illustrious career, to put in...

Saturday News: Kushner Wanted Secret Channel to Kremlin?; “Clinton launches new campaign against Trump”

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, May 27. Also, just a reminder that Hillary Clinton...

Ralph Northam’s Disinformation Campaign Against Tom Perriello

by MHig I'm a progressive Virginian who has voted for Democrats for over two decades. Like many who've also voted for Democrats all those years,...

Liliana Cruz Mendez to Be Deported Thanks to Trump’s “Heartless,” Cruel Immigration Policy

Thanks to Trump, I'm running out of synonyms for the words "deplorable," "cruel," "idiotic," etc...

VA Del. Sam Rasoul: Nine Reasons Why Business Should Support Single-Payer Health Insurance

by Del. Sam Rasoul (D-HD 11) One of the most overlooked points in the argument for a single-payer health insurance system is how great it...

Bombshell: McAuliffe officials reverse promise on pipelines

This is appalling; I agree with CCAN's email (see below) that Gov. McAuliffe needs to take action ASAP. We need you to protect our waterways. Dear...

Yorktown HS Graduating Senior Graham Weinschenk: “Why do students smoke pot or use xanax...

by Graham Weinschenk, a graduating Senior - and rising star - at Arlington County's Yorktown High School. Editor's update: In chatting with Graham, he...

Fairfax County Board Underfunding of Public School System Unconscionable, Possibly Unconstitutional

by Dan Press (cross posted with permission) Thanks to our Fairfax County school board. They are still at work after 1:00 am dealing with the...

Aneesh Chopra and All Former U.S. Chief Technology Officers Endorse Tom Perriello

Excellent; Aneesh Chopra rocks (as does Tom Perriello)! More to the point, they're both on the cutting edge of understanding the types of things...

Friday News: Kushner the Focus of Russia Investigation; Trump at NATO Beyond Embarrassing; “The...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, May 26. Jared Kushner now a focus in Russia...

The “Goldwater Rule” Is Garbage

If I were going to be prudent, I would run this past the professional psychotherapists in my life (brother, daughter, first wife, friend) before...

The Sacred Space of Lovers (Third in the Series, “A Better Human Story”)

Never Underestimate the Light Side of the Force The answers I promised in the first installment related mostly to the problematic aspect of the human...

Virginia Association of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Endorses Tom Perriello

Very nice endorsement for Tom Perriello! Virginia Association of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Endorse Tom Perriello IBEW Joins Four Other Virginia Labor and Trade...

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Slams Trump Muslim Ban: “drips with religious intolerance, animus,...

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (located in Richmond, Virginia) ruling, released a bit earlier this afternoon, nails it on Trump's disgraceful, unAmerican, unconstitutional...

Virginia Military Veterans Speak Out Against Fracked-Gas Pipelines

From the kick-a** Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN). Virginia Military Veterans Speak Out Against Fracked-Gas Pipelines New letter signed by military veterans from all branches announces...
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Friends of Nelson: McAuliffe Administration Drops Water Analysis for Virginia Pipelines

From Friends of Nelson: McAuliffe Administration Drops Water Analysis for Virginia Pipelines The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has reversed itself, saying that the state agency...

I’m going to watch Trumpcare kill people I love.

by Kellen Squire I wish this diary title was hyperbole. I wish it was just one of the clickbaity headlines so prevalent these days ("This...

VA Dems: Silence from Ed Gillespie on Trump’s Devastating Budget and CBO Score

From DPVA, whose press releases have really been nailing it in recent weeks. Nice job! Silence from Ed Gillespie on Trump’s Devastating Budget and CBO...

Moving to Block Competition, Dominion Files Its Own Sort-of-Green Energy Tariff

by Ivy Main, cross posted from Power for the People VA Dominion Virginia Power has filed for permission from the State Corporation Commission (SCC) to...

Thursday News: CBO Finds Total Trumpcare Disaster; “The Math Is Phony but the Cruelty...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, May 25. House GOP’s health bill would leave 23...

Our Revolution Northern Virginia Endorses Perriello, Fairfax, Boddye, Foy, Guzman, Risheq, Waldbridge

The following is from Sandra Klassen of Our Revolution Northern Virginia. Also see below for the full video from the May 2 Progressive Forum...

How Many House of Delegates Seats Could VA Dems Pick Up If We Win...

According to the latest WaPo poll numbers (and also the April Quinnipiac poll), Democrats are currently headed towards a big win (Perriello by 13 points,...

Virginia Politicians’ Statements on New CBO Score of the Zombie Trumpcare Disaster

I'll keep posting more statements here as I see them... Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)...

VA Dem. Lt. Gov. Candidate Susan Platt Proposes Trump Protest, Is Subject to Vile...

The worst of the internet - in this case Fairfax Underground - strikes again, viciously attacking Democratic Lt. Governor candidate Susan Platt for the...

Larry Barnett for Virginia House of Delegates–Turn District 27 Blue

by Maggie Dolan Larry Barnett wants to turn District 27 blue this November as a Delegate to the Virginia General Assembly. Larry is a licensed professional counselor with...

Northam’s Tie-Breaks: Political Courage or Choreography?

by Josh Stanfield of Activate Virginia The recent Roanoke Times editorial questioning the necessity of the lieutenant governor got me thinking: what has LG Northam...

Video: Fairfax Dems Hold Virginia Lt. Governor Candidate Debate

Debate held earlier this evening at Oakton High School in Fairfax County, moderated by Fairfax County/Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay. One thing that jumped...

Wednesday News: Trump Budget is Pure Evil, Anyone Who Supports It Must Be Defeated...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, May 24. Britain says attacker likely had help as...

DEBRA RODMAN: Set to Flip VA-73!

I just donated to Debra Rodman's campaign, and here's why: she's smart and capable she gives a damn about those who need a hand...
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