Thursday, February 23, 2017

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Video: Gov. McAuliffe on Morning Jo(k)e – “Building walls is not how you build...

"Our economy is growing because we are opening & welcoming to everyone. Building walls is not how you build an economy" "We are not going...

Dave Brat: Evil or uneducated? Taking the professor to task.

by kmava Before attending Dave Brat’s Town Hall in Blackstone, VA last night, I thought I knew all I cared to know about Dave Brat....

Thursday News: Trump Takes Aim at Transgender Kids, the Environment; Republican Times-Disgrace Strikes Again

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, February 23. Trump Rescinds Protections for Transgender Students (Gratuitously...

2017 Virginia Democratic House Candidates by District [2/22/17 UPDATES]

The following lists Virginia's 100 House of Delegates districts, the percentage that Mark Warner won in 2014 against Ed Gillespie just to give an...

Sen. Tim Kaine Meets Pope Francis, Discusses Global Refugee and Migrant Crisis

From Sen. Tim Kaine's office: KAINE MEETS POPE FRANCIS IN VATICAN CITY, DISCUSSES GLOBAL REFUGEE AND MIGRANT CRISIS VATICAN CITY – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine...

Thanks Rep. Dave Brat and Chief of Staff Phil Rapp for a Great Town...

by ChrystalD Politics aside for a moment, I just want to give thanks for a successful VA 7th District Town Hall. The people of the...

Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette Will Not Seek Reelection

A lot of us have been wondering and speculating about whether or not Arlington County Board Chair might run for reelection this year- or...

Latest High-Profile, Go-Nowhere Bill by Bob Marshall, This Time on Pornography, Fails

by Danica Roem, Democratic House of Delegates candidate in the 13th district (Lowell's note: the other two Democratic candidates are welcome to submit articles...

Don’t Ever Call Trump a Populist

Cross-posted at Daily Kos The disaster in which America finds itself today owes a great deal to lousy, superficial analysis in the media, social media...

With Rooftop Solar Prices So Low, Virginia Schools Can’t Pass Up the Savings

By Will Driscoll, cross posted from Power for the People VA With today’s low solar prices, schools can save money by installing rooftop solar, and...

Podcast: Jeff Thomas and I Discuss Democratic Citizen/Netroots Activism, Virginia Politics, etc.

Jeff Thomas, author of “Virginia Politics & Government in a New Century, The Price of Power” (see my review here) — a book, as...

Wednesday News: “Donald Trump’s Jewish Problem”; CPAC Highlights Bigotry, Right-Wing Extremism; Dave Brat Town...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, February 22. Yiannopoulos flap casts pall over CPAC (Lots...

Video: Governor Terry McAuliffe Vetoes Planned Parenthood Defunding Bill

From Progress Virginia; more evidence as to why we need to keep the Virginia Governor's Mansion in Democratic hands indefinitely! Governor Terry McAuliffe Vetoes Planned...

Video: Virginia Dem LG Candidate Susan Platt Announces Opposition to Fracked Natural Gas Pipelines

This is great to see; add Democratic Lt. Governor candidate Susan Platt to 2017 statewide candidates (Tom Perriello is the other one I know...

Reflections on President’s Day: Resist

My flag is usually out on this national holiday, but not today. There is little to celebrate. For eight years we had a decent...

Tuesday News: “Not My President’s Day”; “The Vicious Hand of Blood and Soil...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, February 21. Also check out Virginia Democratic House of...

Poll: Who Do You Support for Lt. Governor of Virginia? [2,000+ Votes — CLOSED]

The results of our first unscientific governor's poll of 2017 are in; now it's time for the Lt. Governor race. Weigh in for your...

Why I’m a Democrat

I’m a Democrat because our party is committed to ensuring fairness in our society.  Democrats understand that social and historical forces channel wealth, influence,...

Just a Few Reasons Why I Say Good Riddance to Bill “ALEC” Howell as...

Valerie Garner of the Roanoke Free Press actually broke the news two weeks ago that Virginia House Speaker Bill "ALEC" Howell would be stepping...

Monday News: “‘You Don’t Get To Tell’ The Press What To Do”; “Je Suis...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, February 20. Researcher's 1979 Arctic Model Predicted Current Sea...
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