Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Part 2 of New Q-Poll: Virginia Voters Want Universal Background Checks, Strongly Oppose Trumpcare,...

Here are some highlights from part 2 of the new Virginia Quinnipiac Poll, for whatever polling is worth these days! "Virginia voters support 91-8...

Photos, Video: PW County School Board Adds LGBTQ Protections to Nondiscrimination Policy

Great work by the Prince William County School Board - and its chair, Ryan Sawyers (see his Facebook post below; also great photos by...

Gillespie’s Successor Believes the Former RNC Chair Should Campaign With Trump — Not Against...

From DPVA: Advice from RNC Chair to Ed Gillespie: “I think you should bring the President in” Gillespie’s Successor Believes the Former RNC Chair Should Campaign...

Sen. Warner’s Office Analyzes “Trumpcare’s Impact on Virginia”

From Sen. Mark Warner's office: Today, Senate Republicans will publicly release draft changes to the House-passed Trumpcare bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Senate...

Thursday News: Trumpcare Going to Be Ugly, Nasty, Mean; “Georgia, Healthcare, and All The...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, June 22. Senate Republicans set to release health-care bill,...

Karen Keys-Gamarra for Fairfax County Public School Board

This past weekend, I posted Qs and As from all the candidates running for the Fairfax County Democratic Committee's endorsement for the vacant, at-large...

With the Caveat that Most Polls Are Crap…Northam 47%-Gillespie 39%

Yeah, I admit it, my confidence in the science - or is it an art? or is it a bad joke? - of polling...

Sen. Kaine Releases Report on How Medicaid Cuts Would Harm Virginia Public Schools

From Sen. Tim Kaine's office: KAINE RELEASES REPORT ON HOW MEDICAID CUTS IN ‘TRUMPCARE’ AND TRUMP BUDGET WOULD HARM VIRGINIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS  District-by-District Report Shows Virginia...

Ranking the Competitiveness of Virginia’s House of Delegates Districts (6/21/17 update)

I’ve been keeping track of Virginia’s House of Delegates districts, and specifically which ones have either Democratic incumbents or challengers. My first take on...

You want wins instead of moral victories? Build ’em from the ground up.

by Kellen Squire Oh, I know; everyone and their sister has a hot take for last night’s elections in Georgia and South Carolina. I’ve seen...

This Bigoted, Ignorant “Palin-style conservative” is Who Supposed “Moderate Republican” Barbara Comstock Just Congratulated

See below for more details on the "Palin-style conservative," Karen Handel (R-GA06), who Rep. Barbara Comstock - supposed "bipartisan," "moderate" Republican (according to idiots...

Wednesday News: Should Dems Be Demoralized? Energized? Other?; “On Trump, the media’s malpractice continues”

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, June 21. Thoughts on the Disappointing Result Out of...

HEY FOLKS!! STAY WOKE FOR VIRGINIA’S BLUE WAVE!

Hey!  Democrats and activists!  The results from Georgia and South Carolina may be in, but don’t take that nap you’ve been aching for since...

Fairfax County Public School Board Candidate Karen Keys-Gamarra Elaborates on Key Questions

Over the weekend, I posted a bunch of Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC) Qs & As from the eight candidates for the Fairfax County Public...

Video: VA GOP AG Nominee John Adams Falsely Claims He Has “Zero Interest” in...

There are lies, damn lies...and lies by the far right wing. Check out this whopper, for instance, by VA GOP Attorney General nominee John...

New Book Highlights Koch Brothers’ “Deep Ties” to VP Mike Pence, GMU’s Mercatus Center...

A forthcoming book by the Checks and Balances Project - “The Disrupted: The Definitive Investigation into Koch Self-interest, Infrastructure and Strategies to Control Government" - looks...

Rule of Law in America? It’s Up to Trump Voters

This piece has appeared in my very red congressional District (VA-06). ************* Let me demonstrate, in a few steps, why it is likely up to Trump...

Tuesday News: Go Jon Ossoff!; Tim Kaine, Other Dems #HoldtheFloor Against Trumpcare

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, June 20. Death of U-Va. student could lead to...

“Richard Spencer and his Alt-Right ilk are headed back to Charlottesville in August”

Greeeaaaat, just what we need.  News courtesy of Charlottesville-based journalist Coy Barefoot: NEW TODAY. Richard Spencer and his Alt-Right ilk are headed back to Charlottesville...

Analysis of Virginia Primary Election Results: “Democrats are fired up and Republicans have problems...

Interesting analysis from the DCCC: Last week’s Virginia gubernatorial primary results mean we can now measure the enthusiasm gap between Virginia Democrats and Republicans in...

Del. David Toscano: This is What Unity Looks Like

From Virginia House Democratic Leader Del. David Toscano: This is What Unity Looks Like On Saturday evening, I was honored to join hundreds of Democrats at the Unity...

Statements on Murder of Reston, Virginia Teen: “Ramadan should be a season of peace…This...

Horrible, heartbreaking story, appears to be a vicious hate crime against Nabra Hassanen, a Muslim-American teenager from Reston, VA in Sterling (Loudoun County). Here...

Monday News: Terror Attack Against Muslims in London; “Zombies, Vampires and Republicans”; “Dominion Hires...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, June 19. Van strikes crowd near London mosques in...

Statement for Blue Virginia from Michele Menapace, Candidate for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)...

by Michele Menapace (note by Lowell: I encourage and welcome other Democrats running for the vacant Fairfax County School Board seat to also submit statements...

Video: Debate Reveals Stark Differences Between Virginia AG Mark Herring, Right-Wing Extremist John Adams

Great job by Jim Hoeft of Bearing Drift in doing what the corporate media can't seem to manage: taking video of an important debate...

Sunday News: The “parallel racial universe of police stops”; “Geographically, this puts Gillespie at...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, June 18. Turmoil compounds White House’s struggles to fill...
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We fell short this year. Here’s what I learned, and why I have 1,866...

https://youtu.be/mVIEjy6xPZA In October, I announced my candidacy for the Virginia House of Delegates. On June 13th, this leg of our journey came to an end,...

FCPS Candidates’ Qs & As: “How would you meet these challenges [of funding schools...

The following are responses to the Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC)’s questionnaire from the eight candidates for the Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) Board’s...

FCPS Candidates’ Qs & As: “Explain your position on renaming JEB Stuart, Lee, and/or...

The following are responses to the Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC)’s questionnaire from the eight candidates for the Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) Board’s...
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