Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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AG Mark Herring Files Suit to Stop Illegal Rollback of Net Neutrality

Good work by Attorney General Mark Herring! AG HERRING FILES SUIT TO STOP ILLEGAL ROLLBACK OF NET NEUTRALITY  ~ Coalition of 22 Attorneys General Files Petition...

Video: Virginia House GOP Leader Todd Gilbert Super Sad Over Gov. Northam’s Progressive Agenda;...

My god, this is so pitiful it's amazing: Virginia House GOP leader, Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah), who I've heard from many Democrats is one...

Video: VA House Dems Press Conference on Priorities for Working People

"Members of the Democratic Caucus discuss upcoming legislation regarding raising minimum wage, paid sick and family leave, equal pay for equal work, refinancing student...

Video: Hearing on Pipelines Bill Highlights Dominion’s Continued Sway, “Virginia Way” at Its Slimiest

The following video, of the debate yesterday of Sen. John Edwards' SB324 ("prohibits a natural gas company from entering upon property for such purposes unless...

Video: Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Press Conference on the Need to Expand Healthcare...

Check out the news conference (video below) by the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA), focusing on the importance of expanding access to healthcare...

Video: Another Appalling Display by Sen. Mark ObenSHAME’s Courts of INjustice Committee, This Time...

The following video, from yesterday's Senate Courts of (In)Justice hearing/vote on gun background check legislation, is highly revealing about where today's Republican Party's heads...

Video: Senate Courts of “Justice” Republicans Seem to Think Raising Felony Threshold a Big...

Check out the video, below, from yesterday's Senate Courts of (In)Justice discussion of a bill to raise Virginia's antiquated, insanely low threshold for grand...

Tuesday News: “Hurtful, dehumanizing, visceral, guttural, ugly”; White Supremacists Happy with Trump Again; “Gov....

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, January 16. Krugman: Know-Nothings for the 21st Century ("So will...

Momentum Growing Among Arlington Democrats Joining March to the Polls on January 20, 2018...

From the Arlington County Democratic Committee: Momentum Growing Among Arlington Democrats Joining March to the Polls on January 20, 2018 in Support of Democratic Values  Arlington,...

Video: Ralph Northam Lays Out Strong, Progressive Agenda for Virginia; Republicans Sit On Their…Er,...

Excellent address this evening by Governor Ralph Northam to the 2018 Joint General Assembly (see below for video). What I found particularly striking was how, as...

Are the Democrats Now Showing a Bolder Face?

Each month, on a Harrisonburg radio station (WSVA), I participate in a discussion of the recent political news of the day. (The other two participants...

MLK, Jr. Day Massacre (of Democratic Legislation) in the Virginia Senate

In the November 2017 election, Virginia Democratic candidates strongly outperformed Virginia Republicans. In terms of Commonwealth-wide, both in terms of the three top races...

Virginia’s House Rules Committee Lacks Legitimacy

By Josh Stanfield of Activate Virginia Undemocratic forces are at play in our House of Delegates - and they threaten core progressive and Democratic legislative...

Local Group Uses Grassroots Effort to Fund Billboard Against Dave Brat

by Brandon Jarvis, cross posted from Richmond2Day A newly-formed local super PAC called VA7thforProgress has emerged in recent months with a mission to advocate for new leadership in...

On MLK Day, Virginia Republicans Kill as Many Gun Violence Prevention Bills (Other Than...

All I can say is, we need to vote every one of these NRA tools - especially people like State Sen. Glen Sturvevant, whose...

Harry Wiggins: My Last Day as Prince William County Democratic Committee Chair

by Prince William County Democratic Committee Chair Harry Wiggins as he completes six years in this position on a high note.  The Prince William County...

Virginia Legislators Face a Flood of New Clean Energy Bills

by Ivy Main, cross posted from Power for the People VA Photo courtesy of Department of Energy, via Wikimedia Commons. It’s true that Republicans remain in...

MLK Jr. Day News: “Trump Is a Racist. Period.”; “Black Churches See a Nation...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, MLK Jr. Day, January 22. Blow: Trump Is a...

~200 Virginians March for Electoral Justice

From Virginians for Electoral Justice: This afternoon, close to 200 Virginians of various backgrounds and political affiliations came together to demonstrate in favor of Electoral...

Video: Gov. Northam’s Cabinet Sworn In By Chief Justice of Virginia Supreme Court

See below for video of Gov. Northam's Cabinet being sworn in earlier this afternoon by Virginia Chief Justice Donald Lemons. In order, the people...

Poll: Any Chance Virginia Republicans Allow Any Progressive Legislation Through the General Assembly?

We'll start to find out very soon, probably tomorrow, whether all kinds of progressive - and environmental - legislation makes it out of Republican-stacked...

[URGENT ACTION]: Citizens Demand Fair Electric Rates, Rate Reviews, and Refunds

By Josh Stanfield of Activate Virginia Electric rates in Virginia are too high, and that’s because the General Assembly has enabled utilities to overcharge. We...

Sunday News: Bill Murray as Steve Bannon on SNL; “Wrong Button” in Hawaii; “Metro’s...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, January 14. False Alarm Adds to Real Alarm About...

Video, Transcript: Swearing-In Ceremony, Ralph Northam Inaugural Address

A solid inaugural address (see video below), well delivered by Gov. Ralph Northam; I just wish he'd prominently mentioned the urgent need to act...

Video: Live Feed of Ralph Northam’s Inauguration as 73rd Governor of Virginia

I supported Tom Perriello in the Democratic gubernatorial primary nonetheless, I sincerely wish Ralph Northam the best as he takes the keys to the...

If You’d Believe That….! (A message to conservatives about their credulity)

This piece has recently appeared in newspapers in my very red congressional district (VA-06). ********************* Two things preoccupy me these days: 1) the need for the...

Video: Fmr. US Marine Who Deployed to Haiti After Devastating Earthquake Denounces Trump’s “Shithole...

Former U.S. Marine Lee Carter speaks on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates for the first time, to talk about his deployment...

Saturday News: “Racist in the Oval Office,” Porn Star in the Hotel Room; “Trump...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, January 13. Trump Lawyer Arranged $130,000 Payment for Adult-Film...

SPONSORED CONTENT: Avoiding Retirement Pitfalls After A ‘Gray Divorce’

SPONSORED CONTENT  By Sean Barrett, who is barred in Connecticut and focuses in family law with over 12 years of experience in divorce cases.  The rate of...

Are Youth Sports Non-Partisan?

by Adam Siegel In terms of passionate environments, sports perhaps can make politics look like a calm environment. From European soccer hooligans to crowds rioting...
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