Sunday, January 22, 2017

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Great Explanation of “Baghdad Sean” Spicer’s Bizarre, N. Korea-Style Statement Yesterday

Great explanation of "Baghdad Sean" Spicer's bizarre, North Korea-style statement yesterday (bolding added by me for emphasis). If you are puzzled by the bizarre "press conference"...

Sunday News: Millions March Against Trump; “Baghdad Sean” Denies Reality; Trump CIA Debacle; Putin...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, January 22. Also see SNL, as "Russian President Vladimir...

Video, Photos: 500,000+ Women (and Men) Dwarf Trump’s Puny Inaugural Crowds, Protest the Orange...

I was at the Women's March on Washington this morning for a few hours, got to see Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA 8th) and Gerry...

Welcome to 2017, Virginia. It’s Time to Fight for Progress.

We all need to find the peace necessary to move past the 2016 General Election Cycle and its results. Now that we're in 2017,...

Saturday News: “Con Artist” Trump’s “Radical, Extremist,” “Dark, Narrow Inauguration”; “America Fürst”

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, January 21. A Clenched Fist for Day 1 ("He...

Video: Yasmine Taeb Announces for DNC Vice Chair for Civic Engagement and Voter Participation

By my count, that makes two Virginians running for DNC Vice Chair positions - Adam Parkhomenko and, as of a few minutes ago, Yasmine...

Video: House Dem Leader David Toscano Responds to GOP Attacks on Va. Economy

Virginia House Democratic leader David Toscano: "My response today to a negative - but selective and incomplete - description of Virginia's economy, job creation...

Word Clouds: Trump’s Inaugural Speech Compared to Obama’s, Bush 43 & 41’s, Clinton’s, Reagan’s,...

I put together word clouds of the first inaugural addresses by Presidents Trump, Obama, Bush 43, Clinton, Bush 41, Reagan and Carter. To the...

Trump is Not a Normal President

Donald Trump is not a normal president. Be suspicious of anyone who treats him as normal. Trump is not strong. He never takes on anyone...

Lamar White: The Resistance to the Illegitimate Trump Presidency Begins NOW

This is a brilliant post by Louisiana-based Democratic activist Lamar White...check it out (bolding added by me for emphasis). Fair warning: This is another long note-...

Virginia Senate Republican Proposes Making Civil Disobedience Jailable Offense!

Appalling...but so typical by authoritarian, anti-Democracy Republicans. SENATE DEMOCRATS CONDEMN BILL THAT WOULD MAKE CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE A JAILABLE OFFENSE RICHMOND – This morning, as all eyes are...

Friday News: “None of us knows what is going to happen”; “The Trump Doomsday...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, January 20. It will be fascinating to see how...

The Time I Got to Ask Barack Obama a Question; I Loved His Answer...

Back in 2005, I was working as an international economist at the U.S. Energy Information Administration and running a Virginia-based political blog (what else...

Video: Sen. Mark Warner Questions Steve Mnuchin on Debt Ceiling, Dollar, Fannie/Freddie

Nice job by Sen. Warner questioning Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin. In general, I'd say that Senators Warner, Kaine and other Democrats are doing...

Virginia Lawmakers Stand up for LGBT Community and Fail To Pass Bathroom Bill

Good news from Progress Virginia, although clearly a nasty and unnecessary bill like this should never have been introduced in the first place. Unfortunately,...

Don Beyer’s Journey: Car Dealer to Climate Hawk

Yesterday, Lowell Feld and I had the chance to speak with Representative Don Beyer for nearly an hour.  This interview covered a range of issues....

Exclusive Interview: Rep. Don Beyer Talks Climate Change, Energy, and the Worst President in...

Yesterday, energy/climate expert Adam Siegel and I had the opportunity to chat with Rep. Don Beyer about energy and environmental issues, as well as about...

Why Should You Care About Other People? Because American Freedom Depends On It!

People ask me all the time, "How did we come to this?" Shaken in disbelief that we could have elected Republican majorities at nearly...

Making Your Voice Heard: Marching, Advocating in Richmond with New Virginia Majority

By Lee Carter, Candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates (50th district) The single most important step to making sure your voice is heard is...

Thursday News: “Are You Not Alarmed?”; “The most ominous Inauguration Day in modern history”;...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, January 19. Blow: Are You Not Alarmed? ("Toss ideology...
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