Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Latest News

Your_Vote_Counts_Badge.jpg

Every Vote Counts, So Let’s Count Every Vote (the Majority Could be in the...

by Virginia House Democratic Leader Del. David Toscano Just two weeks ago on election night, Democrats stood at 49 victories in delegate races as the...

Here In the 10th CD, We Will Not Get Fooled Again by Barbara Comstock.

by Ibrahim Moiz Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and give thanks for what we have. Earlier this month, Virginians spoke loud and clear by voting...

Bats***-Crazy VA GOP Comment of the Day: “Venezuela, Soviet Russia and now the Commonwealth...

Of course, this is the same guy (VA GOP Executive Director John Findlay) who claimed that Ralph Northam was "dishonoring his 'family's heritage' by...

Comparing 2017 to 2013 House of Delegates Results Leads to Some Interesting Observations

In comparing 2017 to 2013 results for Virginia House of Delegates races, I wasn't sure anything interesting would pop out, but as it turns...

Tuesday News: “Time for Republicans to denounce this tax nonsense”; “Congress speeds toward shutdown...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, November 21. Time for Republicans to denounce this tax...

Bills Introduced for 2018 Va. General Assembly Session Include Ban on “Bump Stocks,” Campaign...

Today was the first day that bills could be filed for the upcoming 2018 Virginia General Assembly session, and there were some excellent ones....

More Primaries, Fewer Conventions

By David Jonas One of the best things about 2017 has been the dozens of candidates who have stepped up to run for office to...

Virginia House Dems’ First Day Bills Return Power to People

From the VA House Democratic Caucus: House Dems’ First Day Bills Return Power to People RICHMOND, Va. – House Democratic Leader David J. Toscano and Caucus Chair Charniele Herring were today...

Northern Virginia Governments Look at Major Renewable Energy Purchase

 by Ivy Main, cross posted from Power for the People VA If the Northern Virginia Regional Commission has its way, local jurisdictions will buy power from...

Great Live Tweeting by WTOP’s Max Smith of Virginia State Board of Elections Meeting;...

Great coverage by WTOP's Max Smith of the State Board of Elections meeting this morning. See some of his tweets, below. For more on...

A Bipartisan Virginia Election Lessons Identified Commission: An Imperative for McAuliffe Action Before He...

Around the world, democratic institutions are under siege.  Whether we're talking about a) Putin's investments to damage democracy globally; b) unprincipled #FakeNews/#AlternativeFacts purveyors happily...

Not Taking Our Blessings for Granted (What These Times Have Taught Us Americans)

This piece is appearing this Thanksgiving week in newspapers in my (rather red) congressional district (VA-06). ********************* It is natural to take for granted those good...

Monday News: Charles Manson Dead: Trump Says “I Should Have Left Them in Jail”;...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, November 20. The Meaning of Robert Mugabe's Stunning Non-Resignation...

After November 7, Henrico County Supervisors Pat O’Bannon (R) and Tommy Branin (R) Looking...

I recently looked at Fairfax County and Loudoun County in more detail, with an eye towards what (if anything) the 2017 gubernatorial results might...

Time to Go on Offense: 50 Legislative Ideas for the New, Improved Virginia General...

With 49, 50 or even 51 Democrats in the Virginia House of Delegates, including a slew of strongly progressive and pro-environment members, it's time...

Sunday News: “Come Back Barack; “The G.O.P. Is Fooling Itself on Taxes”; “Days of...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, November 19. Zimbabwe's ruling party fires Robert Mugabe as...

Last Tuesday Wasn’t the End, It Was the Beginning

November 7th, 2017 will go down in history as the day Virginia fired the opening volley in a war against hate and division in...

Saturday News: GOP Tax Plan’s “Shocking Math”; “U.S. Forest Service will allow Atlantic Coast...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, November 18. The tax bill’s not looking so popular...

Donations and Victory Parties

I’ve never been a big political donor before. Mostly because I’m not wealthy, and the vast amounts of money that flow into and out...

Win Virginia: Why Democrats Must Compete Everywhere

By Shashi Gupta, co-founder, Win Virginia Last Tuesday’s election saw Democratic challengers flip at least 15 Republican held seats in the Virginia House of Delegates,...

“Water Is Life” Rally, Concert Opposing Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Fracked Gas Pipelines...

Glad to see the Virginia Sierra Club getting more involved in the fight against these destructive pipelines... The Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley fracked gas...

Virginia Flip-A-District Friday: Volume XXII

From Blue Dominion PAC: Flip-A-District Friday: Volume XXII Welcome to Project Blue Dominion's 22nd edition of Flip-a-District Friday. This week we're giving you updates on the three...

The Women Up in Brat’s Grill Just Found His Paid Troll

Last winter, when female constituents "got up in his grill," 7th District Congressman Dave Brat readily disparaged them, inaccurately referring to them as "paid...

Concerned Citizens of VA 7th USA Denounce Rep. Brat’s Abuse of Free Speech Rights

From "Concerned Citizens of VA 7th USA" A hypocrite.  That what the Richmond Times Dispatch’s recent story revealed Congressman Dave Brat to be. The article...

Whom Not to Believe

This piece is appearing in newspapers in my very red congressional District (VA-06). It has long seemed to me that making information visible -- as through...

Did the WaPo Correct Anti-LGBT Bigot “Sideshow Bob”‘s Misgendering of Danica Roem?

Did the Washington Post correct "Sideshow Bob" Marshall's "mis-gendering" of Delegate-elect Danica Roem, who crushed "Sideshow Bob" on November 7 (and clearly, "Sideshow" isn't...

Friday News: “Everybody Hates the Trump Tax Plan”; “The Bipartisan Pastime of Harassing Women”;...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, November 17. After clearing House, GOP tax plan faces...

Video: Kenton Ngo Reviews the 2017 Virginia Elections – “Be Bold, Be Brave”

Great job by Kenton Ngo tonight at Del. Patrick Hope's annual "Pizza and Politics with Patrick" event. According to Kenton, it's super important to...

More Comments to DEQ on Dominion’s Proposed Fracked-Gas Pipelines

I'm finding the information provided by the Virginia DEQ to be fairly opaque, definitely NOT user friendly. For instance, they've got the comments -...

Governor McAuliffe Statement on Virginia Air Board Approval of Clean Energy Virginia Initiative

From Gov. McAuliffe's office: Governor McAuliffe Statement on Virginia Air Board Approval of Clean Energy Virginia Initiative ~ Virginia to Link to Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative...
- Blue Virginia Sponsor -


Daily News Briefings

Popular This Week