Saturday, August 19, 2017

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We asked Virginians what they’re feeling after Charlottesville. Here’s what they had to say:

We asked thousands of Virginians how they’re feeling after last weekend’s terror and violence in Charlottesville — and we read every single response. But one thing...

Virginia House of Delegates Race Ratings (8/19/17)

Interesting analysis by HeartCooksBrain, cross posted from Daily Kos Initial Notes Just a quick explainer on what I mean by the ratings. Tossup: This race could go wither...

The Republicans’ Smart Move on the White Supremacy Issue

Ordinarily, I don't go public with such an early draft of a piece as this. I expect that a more polished version will be...

Ed Gillespie’s Refusal to Stand Up to Donald Trump

Nice work by DPVA: TO: Editorial Boards FROM: Kevin Donohoe, Press Secretary, Democratic Party of Virginia DATE: August 18, 2017 RE: Ed Gillespie’s Refusal to Stand Up to...

The Wandering Canvasser Visits Culpeper County

I dropped my daughter back at UVa yesterday, and took the opportunity to stop on my way back and canvass with Ben Hixon, who’s...

Saturday News: Bannon “Alt-Ctrl Deleted”; Trump “Untethered”; “The future looks grim for Virginia Republicans”

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, August 19. Trump ousts White House chief strategist Stephen...

Flip-A-District Friday: Volume IX

From Del. Rip Sullivan: Flip-A-District Friday: Volume IX This week, Project Blue Dominion is featuring Rebecca Colaw, Veronica Coleman, Ben Hixon, and Shelly Simonds, who recently...

Video: “Are You Proud of What You Do?”

The Bosnian-American Texan wearing the red shirt and keffiyeh around his neck maintained his composure despite the white shirt militia insisting that he in...

Is Abuse of the Pardon Power an Impeachable Offense?

This coming Tuesday, our grotesque President is scheduled to go to Phoenix for one of his campaign-style (I was tempted to say Nuremberg-style) rallies. President...

Ralph Northam: “Hate has no place here.”

After the violence we saw in Charlottesville, our hearts break: They break for the efforts to bring hate and division to our commonwealth. They...

A Candidate’s Guide to Clean Energy and the Pipelines

by Ivy Main, editor of PowerForThePeopleVA.com, a blog dedicated to explaining climate and energy policy in Virginia. Recently I attended a forum where a candidate for...

Neo-Confederate Corey Stewart Started The Charlottesville Madness, and We’re Going to Finish it.

Despite being just the chairman of the Prince William County Board, Corey Stewart is known far beyond the borders of Virginia. Last year, he...

Video: Superb Discussion of Charlottesville with Rep. Tom Perriello, Rabbi Shira Stutman, Wes Gobar...

Great job by Yasmine Taeb in helping to organize this superb discussion of Charlottesville with former Rep. Tom Perriello, Rep. Keith Ellison, UVA Black...

Friday News: UVA Grad Tina Fey on Charlottesville, “Donny John”…and Cake(!); Al Gore to...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, August 18. Barcelona reels under coordinated assault that leaves...

Why Does Leader of Virginia Beach Hate Group Think Rocky Holcomb Shares His Values? 

From the Virginia House Democratic caucus: Why Does Leader of Virginia Beach Hate Group Think Rocky Holcomb Shares His Values? VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The “lead activism strategist”...
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VA House Democratic Leader David Toscano: “Leadership in the Time of Trump, Turmoil and...

From Virginia House Democratic Leader Del. David Toscano (Charlottesville): Leadership in the Time of Trump, Turmoil and Tragedy August 17, 2017 On Wednesday night, thousands gathered with candles...

Virginia Legislators Send Letter, “I-66 HOT Lanes Shared Use Trail Objections”

Thanks to Del. Kaye Kory for sending me this; I strongly agree! I'd add that anyone who thought it was a good idea to...

Law Enforcement Lessons Of Charlottesville

While events and memories are clear, it is extremely important for the Interagency Task Force that Governor McAuliffe organized and stood up in preparation...

Governor McAuliffe, Please Call a Special Session of the Virginia General Assembly Immediately!

I've been thinking about this for several days now, and at this point I think it's essential: in light of events in Charlottesville this...

Virginia State Sen. Adam Ebbin: “It is long past time that we, as Virginians,...

From State Senator Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria/Arlington/Fairfax): The horrific events in Charlottesville last weekend have given new urgency to the important discussion of public monuments to...

Thursday News: “The Other Inconvenient Truth”; Seth Myers Takes “Closer Look” at Trump’s Press...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, August 17. The Other Inconvenient Truth ("The Republican Party...

EMILY’s List Announces Virginia House of Delegates Endorsements, Including Candidates That Will Make History

From Emily's List; congratulations to all the endorsed candidates - go go go! EMILY's List Announces Virginia House of Delegates Endorsements, Including Candidates That Will...

DPVA Called on Ed Gillespie to Cancel Campaign Events with VP Pence…Then Pence Cancelled 

Not sure if this was cause and effect, but still...funny (from DPVA)! DPVA Called on Ed Gillespie to Cancel Campaign Events with Vice President Pence…..Then...

Democratic Chair Calls on Ed Gillespie and Chris Grisafe to Reject White Supremacist’s Endorsement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Bruce Neilson DEMOCRATIC CHAIR CALLS ON ED GILLESPIE and CHRIS GRISAFE TO REJECT WHITE SUPREMACIST’S ENDORSEMENT Local Alt-Right member Supporting School Board Candidate...

From the Synagogue Window — a Perspective from Charlottesville

The (neo)Nazi/white supremacist "some good people" atrocities and threats to the public order in Charlottesville have a wide range of victims. A memorial service...

Live Video: Funeral service for Heather Heyer, who was killed during Charlottesville protests

This is heartbreaking...and even more infuriating when I think about what Trump (won't call him "president") said yesterday. My deepest condolences to Heather's family,...

Virginia utilities and advocates square off over net metered solar

by Ivy Main, cross posted from Power for the People VA Solar now employs more Virginians than coal, but utility efforts to roll back net...

The Wandering Canvasser Visits…California?!

I wanted to do more canvassing this past weekend, but my family needed me in California. So, I took a break. Well, not really,...

Wednesday News: “Trump just hit a new low,” Sides with White Supremacists; “Charlottesville narrows...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, August 16. Trump made it clear: He sides with...

Northam Braves a Tough Crowd at Energy Dialogue

Monday night, the Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (FACS) hosted a "Dialogue on Virginia's Energy Future" with the Democratic candidate for governor, Ralph Northam...
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