Saturday, December 15, 2018

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Virginia Elected Officials Respond to “Reckless,” “Nonsensical,” “Cruel” Affordable Care Act Ruling by Activist...

Virginia elected officials respond to the bats***-crazy "Obamacare" ruling last night by a right-wing, activist judge in Texas. Now, I guess we'll see what...

Saturday News: “A Partisan Ruling on Obamacare”; “The Affordable Care Act Is Not Dead...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, December 15. British minister warns Brexit is stuck as...

Amazing Story: Mother from Sierra Leone Finds Tom Perriello 15 Years After He Escorted...

Amazing story...five years before Tom Perriello was elected to Congress from Virginia's 5th congressional district. Having known Tom for a decade and gotten to...

Video, Photos: Vigil at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax on the 6th Anniversary of the...

In a sane country, of course, the massacre six years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut never would have happened. In...

The Virginia Delegation and the #GreenNewDeal: Who Supports It?

The pressure is growing for the creation of a special House committee to focus on the development of legislation for a Green New Deal. ...

Governor Northam Announces Major Investment to Accelerate Virginia’s Progress Towards Universal Broadband Access

From Gov. Northam's office - good stuff. Governor Northam Announces Major Investment to Accelerate Virginia’s Progress Towards Universal Broadband Access ~ Budget package to up Virginia...

The Commonwealth Is Changing. The Judicial Bench Should Reflect the Diversity Of the Community...

by Delegate Jennifer Carroll-Foy By the end of the 2018 Virginia General Assembly legislative session, a budget was passed to fully fund every unfilled judicial...

Friday News: “No matter what Trump says, Michael Cohen’s accusations are a big deal”;...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, December 14.  Draft agreement emerges at UN climate talks,...

BREAKING: Virginia Water Control Board Votes to Reconsider Mountain Valley Pipeline 401 Certification

Wow, add this breaking news from Richmond a few minutes ago to the news earlier today about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and...yeah, the people...

BREAKING: Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Vacates Federal Approval for Atlantic Coast Pipeline to...

Good news for those of us opposed to Dominion's absurd, environmentally and economically destructive Atlantic Coast Pipeline boondoggle, courtesy of the Southern Environmental Law...

Support the Renewables First Act: Clean Energy Legislation For the People, By the People

By Zero Carbon Virginia: Harrison Crecraft, Leslie Emery, Scott Emery, Nathan Soules, Suhas Subramanyam, Sarah Svoboda, Karel Svoboda Not long ago, a group of us...

Governor Northam Announces Budget Proposals to Add School Counselors and Improve School Safety

Good stuff; unlike with the energy/environmental portion of Gov. Northam's administration, I'm very happy with the education part! 🙂 Governor Northam Announces Budget Proposals to Add School...

A Few Interesting New Virginia Bills Cover Gender-Neutral Terms, “Bawdy Places,” Limits on Fossil...

Since my last update on November 27, there have been a bunch of bills "pre-filed" for the 2019 Virginia General Assembly session that starts...

Thursday News: Michael Cohen Sentencing, National Enquirer “Publisher’s Deal in Hush-Money Inquiry Adds to...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, December 13. May Wins More Time, but Only After...

The Dominion Energy Zombie Apocalypse: Is Your Elected Representative Infected?

(Author's Note: Satire can be a powerful weapon in advancing truth.  As we never hesitate to poke fun at our politicians by name, it...

Cook Political Report’s First Look at House of Representatives 2020 Has Spanberger, Luria as...

It's very early, and a ton of stuff will happen by 2020 that could jumble things around big time. With those caveats - and...

Audio: WRVA’s December “Ask the Governor” Covers Taxes, Medical Marijuana, Education, Gerrymandering and…Yes, the...

Among other items discussed on this month's WRVA "Ask the Governor" show with Ralph Northam (audio embedded below): At 11 minutes in, there's discussion...

Are the Democrats Up to the Trump Task at Hand?

In some important ways, the Democrats are approaching this upcoming impeachment process properly. Because not enough of the American people can yet see the...

Governor Northam Proposes Major Investments to Protect Virginia’s Water Quality and Accelerate Chesapeake Bay...

Good to see, especially given the Trump administration's assault on the environment. I'd just point out - broken record alert! - that we also...

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) Rings for Salvation Army, Sparking Intense Discussion on His Facebook...

Over at Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)'s Facebook page, a post on "ringing" with the Arlington Kinawis for the Salvation Army has sparked an intense...

Wednesday News: Brexit in Chaos as Theresa May Faces No Confidence Vote; Pelosi Pushes...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, December 12.  Theresa May to face vote of no...

Virginia House Republicans’ Laughable Calls for AG Mark Herring to Resign Demonstrate Their Utterly...

Virginia House Republicans are such a joke, it's incredible. Their latest? House Republican Majority Leader Del. Todd Gilbert today called on Attorney General Mark...

Al Gore: “I support the Union Hill community…fighting this dirty fossil fuel infrastructure &...

Good to see folks, including Nobel Prize winner and former VP Al Gore, TV/film actress Piper Perabo, and @HipHopCaucus Senior VP Mustafa Santiago Ali,...

Arlington/Falls Church Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos: “It’s striking that the word ‘victim’ is not...

The following statement is from Arlington/Falls Church Commonwealth's Attorney Theo Stamos, in response to the announcement last night of a primary challenge by Parisa...

Governor Northam Announces Budget Proposals to Invest $268.7 Million in New Money for K-12...

From Gov. Ralph Northam's office: Governor Northam Announces Budget Proposals to Invest $268.7 Million in New Money for K-12 Education ~ Governor’s proposed budget to feature...

Audio: Despite 81% of Virginia Voters Supporting ERA Ratification, Far-Right Sen. Amanda Chase Invites...

On December 5, the Wason Center for Public Policy's new Virginia poll found that a whopping 81% (!) of Virginia voters support ratification of the...

Arlington/Falls Church Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos Draws Primary Challenge From “Lifelong Public Defender and...

The following announcement is from Parisa Tafti, who announced last night that she's running for Commonwealth's Attorney in Arlington/Falls Church. I met with Parisa...

Tuesday News: “Climate change was behind 15 weather disasters in 2017”; “The Brexit That...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, December 11.  Climate change was behind 15 weather disasters...

Virginia AG Mark Herring Leads Opposition to Trump’s Latest Attack on Legal Immigration

Attorney General Mark Herring continues to do great work, day in/day out... ATTORNEY GENERAL HERRING LEADS OPPOSITION TO TRUMP’S LATEST ATTACK ON LEGAL IMMIGRATION ~ Trump...

“The P.A.R.I.S. Climate Act will force the administration to acknowledge the dangers of withdrawal,...

Great stuff from Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA04): Representatives McEachin, Schneider Introduced P.A.R.I.S. Climate Act Legislation to highlight why U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is disastrous WASHINGTON...
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