Friday, May 26, 2017

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DPVA: Take your thumb off the scale

The Democratic Party of Virginia - in contravention of its own rules - has decided to favor one candidate over another in a primary:...

The “Goldwater Rule” Is Garbage

If I were going to be prudent, I would run this past the professional psychotherapists in my life (brother, daughter, first wife, friend) before...

Virginia Association of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Endorse Tom Perriello

Very nice endorsement for Tom Perriello! Virginia Association of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Endorse Tom Perriello IBEW Joins Four Other Virginia Labor and Trade...

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Slams Trump Muslim Ban: “drips with religious intolerance, animus,...

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (located in Richmond, Virginia) ruling, released a bit earlier this afternoon, nails it on Trump's disgraceful, unAmerican, unconstitutional...

Virginia Military Veterans Speak Out Against Fracked-Gas Pipelines

From the kick-a** Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN). Virginia Military Veterans Speak Out Against Fracked-Gas Pipelines New letter signed by military veterans from all branches announces...
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Friends of Nelson: McAuliffe Administration Drops Water Analysis for Virginia Pipelines

From Friends of Nelson: McAuliffe Administration Drops Water Analysis for Virginia Pipelines The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has reversed itself, saying that the state agency...

I’m going to watch Trumpcare kill people I love.

by Kellen Squire I wish this diary title was hyperbole. I wish it was just one of the clickbaity headlines so prevalent these days ("This...

VA Dems: Silence from Ed Gillespie on Trump’s Devastating Budget and CBO Score

From DPVA, whose press releases have really been nailing it in recent weeks. Nice job! Silence from Ed Gillespie on Trump’s Devastating Budget and CBO...

Moving to Block Competition, Dominion Files Its Own Sort-of-Green Energy Tariff

by Ivy Main, cross posted from Power for the People VA Dominion Virginia Power has filed for permission from the State Corporation Commission (SCC) to...

Thursday News: CBO Finds Total Trumpcare Disaster; “The Math Is Phony but the Cruelty...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, May 25. House GOP’s health bill would leave 23...

Our Revolution Northern Virginia Endorses Perriello, Fairfax, Boddye, Foy, Guzman, Risheq, Waldbridge

The following is from Sandra Klassen of Our Revolution Northern Virginia. Also see below for the full video from the May 2 Progressive Forum...

How Many House of Delegates Seats Could VA Dems Pick Up If We Win...

According to the latest WaPo poll numbers (and also the April Quinnipiac poll), Democrats are currently headed towards a big win (Perriello by 13 points,...

Virginia Politicians’ Statements on New CBO Score of the Zombie Trumpcare Disaster

I'll keep posting more statements here as I see them... Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)...

VA Dem. Lt. Gov. Candidate Susan Platt Proposes Trump Protest, Is Subject to Vile...

The worst of the internet - in this case Fairfax Underground - strikes again, viciously attacking Democratic Lt. Governor candidate Susan Platt for the...

Larry Barnett for Virginia House of Delegates–Turn District 27 Blue

by Maggie Dolan Larry Barnett wants to turn District 27 blue this November as a Delegate to the Virginia General Assembly. Larry is a licensed professional counselor with...

Northam’s Tie-Breaks: Political Courage or Choreography?

by Josh Stanfield of Activate Virginia The recent Roanoke Times editorial questioning the necessity of the lieutenant governor got me thinking: what has LG Northam...

The Sacred Space of Lovers (Third in the Series, “A Better Human Story”)

Never Underestimate the Light Side of the Force The answers I promised in the first installment related mostly to the problematic aspect of the human...

Video: Fairfax Dems Hold Virginia Lt. Governor Candidate Debate

Debate held earlier this evening at Oakton High School in Fairfax County, moderated by Fairfax County/Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay. One thing that jumped...

Wednesday News: Trump Budget is Pure Evil, Anyone Who Supports It Must Be Defeated...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, May 24. Britain says attacker likely had help as...

DEBRA RODMAN: Set to Flip VA-73!

I just donated to Debra Rodman's campaign, and here's why: she's smart and capable she gives a damn about those who need a hand...

School Board Vacancy Coming Up in Fairfax County; Chance for Dems to Gain a...

UPDATE 5/24: I hear the following possible candidates spoke last night at the Fairfax County Democratic Committee meeting: George Becerra, Shaista Keating, Michele Menapace, Karen...

Video: Gene Rossi for Virginia Lt. Governor Campaign Rolls Out Biographical Web Ad

According to the Gene Rossi for Virginia Lt. Governor campaign, they will be targeting likely Democratic primary voters across the Commonwealth with their new...

When NARAL Comes Knocking on the Door…

That this is a hot-and-heavy Democratic gubernatorial primary may not have been visible at McLean Day, but it is showing up at doorsteps around...

New Study Links Heading Soccer Balls and Concussions

SPONSORED CONTENT By Charles Boyk, licensed to practice law in Ohio since 1983, focuses on cases involving personal injury including brain injury, car accidents, medical malpractice...

Car Crashes: Number One Killer of Teens

SPONSORED CONTENT By Charles Boyk, licensed to practice law in Ohio since 1983, focuses on cases involving personal injury including car accidents, medical malpractice, slip and...
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Trump’s Budget and Our Path Forward

To me, Trump's Budget, "A New Foundation for American Greatness” captures the same Nazi-esque vibe that Trump was hoping for and it should please...

Sen. Scott Surovell, Friends of Little Hunting Creek Remove Nearly 1 Ton of Trash

Very proud of my friend Scott Surovell for leading on this. Now, we need stronger environmental protection laws in Virginia. SENATOR SCOTT SUROVELL AND FRIENDS...

VA Democratic Party Calls on Ed Gillespie to Rescind “Too Extreme” E.W. Jackson Endorsement

Good call by DPVA: DPVA Calls on Ed Gillespie to Rescind E.W. Jackson Endorsement Was Labeled as “Too Extreme” To Serve as Virginia’s Lt. Gov Once said...

Video: Virginia Democratic Lt. Governor Forum in Staunton

Great job by the Staunton Democrats in putting together this excellent Lt. Governor forum featuring Susan Platt, Justin Fairfax and Gene Rossi. To date,...

Video: Tom Perriello Town Hall in Sterling (Plus, “Not Larry Sabato” Live Tweets)

Ben "Not Larry Sabato" Tribbett was there last night at Tom Perriello's town hall meeting in Steerling; here are his live tweets from the...
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