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I live in a bubble. It's a lovely little bubble in Northern Virginia. Sure, I have problems--my kids' college is expensive, my Metro commute...
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“Ralph Northam – Your Support for the Pipeline is Grotesque!”

By Josh Stanfield of Activate Virginia "Ralph Northam - Your Support for the Pipeline is Grotesque!" To the sensitive ear of the Virginia Democrat, perhaps the...

Rep. Don Beyer Introduces Trump Hotel Ban for Federal Travel

More excellent work by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA-08): Beyer Introduces Trump Hotel Ban for Federal Travel July 24, 2017 (Washington, DC) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced...

Despite Voting 97% with Trump, Rep. Barbara Comstock Draws Primary Challenge From Even Further...

Despite voting with Donald Trump 97.4% of the time, it looks like Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA10) has drawn her first primary challenge, someone who...

New Poll, For What It’s Worth, Has Virginia Governor Race Tied 44%-44%

I always have, and always will, respect "embargoed" information. It's part of Journalist Ethics 101, just like crediting/linking to original source material, not quoting...

Video: Democrats Present “Better Deal” in Berryville, VA

The presentation is scheculed for 1 pm today in Berryville, Virginia (Clarke County). I often (usually?) disagree with Democratic operative/progressive activist Matt Stoller, but...

There’s a Progressive Revolution Brewing in Trump Country

I know a lot of folks wonder very seriously about how we win our country back. It seems like, even in the age of...

The Wandering Canvasser Visits Greene County

As we walked up the street toward the next address on our VAN list of Democratic and Independent voters, we saw a Ford pickup...

Monday News: “GOP Panics Over Imploding Agenda”; Dems to Unveil “Better Deal” in Berryville;...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, July 24. ‘We Have To Get It Together’: GOP...

Manhood and the Fate of the Earth

This article was first published in the Christian Science Monitor on October3, 1991-- not long before the Rio "Earth Summit." More than a quarter...

Sunday News: “The Mooch and the Mogul”; “The Crisis Is Upon Us”; Republicans Blow...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, July 23. Trump asserts his ‘complete power to pardon’...

Debra Rodman Endorsed by Blue Virginia and Daily Kos! We So Need Her...

An earlier version of this was published on Daily Kos Blue Virginia has already endorsed all of Virginia's Democratic candidates, and now Daily Kos is...

Video: Sen. Tim Kaine, LG Nominee Justin Fairfax, Del. Sam Rasoul Speak at Health...

Next week, Senate Republicans plan to hold a vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act and - among other terrible things - throwing tens of...

Video, Live Blog: Northam-Gillespie Virginia Bar Association (VBA) Debate

I actually drove to this thing in 2005 to watch Tim Kaine debate Jerry "The Duck" Kilgore. I also drove in 2006 to watch...

Saturday News: Sessions/Kislyak; Bye Bye “Spicey” – “The Lying Will Now Be Smoother and...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, July 22. Sessions, Russian official discussed matters related to...

Dominion Ranked Second-Worst in US on Energy Efficiency

Thank heaven for Alabama Power! Were it not for them, Virginia would have, in Dominion Energy, the least energy efficient utility in the whole...

Flip-A-District Friday: Volume V

From Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington, McLean): Flip-A-District Friday: Volume V This week, Project Blue Dominion is featuring another four great candidates: Larry Barnett, Brent Finnegan, Willie...

Bold Alliance Statement on Issuance of Final Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Atlantic Coast...

Grrrr... Bold Alliance Statement on Issuance of Final Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline Bold stands allied with community groups and landowners against unconstitutional...

Republicans in Congress, Is This Too Much to Ask?

This piece will be appearing this weekend in two newspapers in my conservative congressional District (VA-06). ************************* I realize that you Republicans in Congress are in...

Audio: Lie After Lie by VA GOP Chair John Whitbeck; Kojo Show Doesn’t Call...

Another day, another #FAIL by the media. In this case, it's the Kojo Nnamdi Show's Politics Hour, which yet AGAIN had on a far-right...

Message to Everyone Who Donated to Jon Ossoff: Virginia Candidates Could Use a Few...

It's still early, and many Virginia Democratic House of Delegates candidates just finished grueling, competitive primaries. Still, according to this graphic by VPAP (see...

Friday News: Trump’s “Addled and Ominous Interview”; Trump’s “Contempt for the Rule of Law”;...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, July 21. Donald Trump's Addled and Ominous Interview with...

Bipartisan Letter to Congress from Virginia State Legislators Urges No Cuts to Rail Funding

I couldn't agree more with this letter, by Virginia Democratic House Leader David Toscano (excellent leadership on his part) and many of his colleagues...

The Abomination of Trump’s Remarks on Sessions

We never have to wait long for the next display of Trump's utter unsuitability for the presidency. And fortunately, many in the major news...

Video: Terry McAuliffe Talks Trump Voter Suppression Effort on The Daily Show with Trevor...

Among other things, Gov. McAuliffe said (correctly) that there are "no issues at all with voter fraud; this is all because Donald Trump cannot...

Comments on Sen. John McCain by Virginia Democrats

John McCain is the last Republican I've voted for, back in the 2000 Virginia GOP primary. That vote was in part a vote against...

Thursday News: Samantha Bee on Trump’s Voter “Integrity” Commission; Trump Attacks His Own AG;...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, July 20. McCain diagnosed with brain cancer, sending a...

Northam Campaign Announces Joint Appearance and Debate Schedule

From the Northam for Governor campaign: Northam Campaign Announces Joint Appearance and Debate Schedule Lieutenant Governor to Participate in Three Debates, Seven Joint Appearances Across Virginia Richmond,...

Anti-Defamation League Categorizes Corey Stewart, Two Other Virginians as Either “Alt Lite” or “Alt...

Among his many other faults, Donald Trump without a doubt has emboldened and energized some really nasty hatemongers in this country. For instance, check...

Rep. Don Beyer Leads 20+ Representatives Seeking FBI Scrutiny Of Ivanka Trump’s Security Clearance

Continued superb work by my Representative in Congress, Don Beyer (D-VA-08). Beyer Leads 20+ Representatives Seeking FBI Scrutiny Of Ivanka Trump’s Security Clearance July 19, 2017 (Washington,...
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