Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Scarier than Trump – The economic demise of journalism

As I read VPAP VANews clips today, I was shocked to see yet more layoffs from local papers around the state-in this case, 3...

VA GOP Demands Del. Mark Levine Apologize Over His “How the GOP Makes it...

Well, this has certainly gotten Virginia Republicans riled up; looks like Del. Mark Levine (D-Arlington/Alexandria) hit a Republican nerve or two with his "How...

Wednesday News: Trump’s “Tiny” Offer on Gun Control; “Virginia Effect” Should Have GOP Very...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, February 21. Trump's compromise on gun control: explaining the...

Video: Virginia General Assembly Honors Arlington’s Wakefield High School Teacher Named Virginia Teacher of...

From Del. Alfonso Lopez's office: General Assembly honors local high school teacher named Virginia Teacher of the Year Sen. Adam Ebbin and Del. Alfonso Lopez Congratulate...

Video: 57 Seconds in Which Opposition to the Dominion Bill Crumbled

This afternoon, the Virginia House Commerce and Labor Committee held a public hearing on SB966, aka the "Dominion Bill." I watched parts of it,...

Fairfax School Board Member Ryan McElveen to Bring Resolution on Gun Violence Prevention

Thank you Ryan McElveen; this should be adopted overwhelmingly (I didn't say unanimously because right wingnuts on the Fairfax County School Board, like Elizabeth...

Virginia General Assembly Passes Democratic Bill to Protect Workers Struggling with Student Loans

From the Virginia House Democratic Caucus: General Assembly Passes Democratic Bill to Protect Workers Struggling with Student Loans RICHMOND, Va. – Both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly...

Why Is Our Commander-in-Chief AWOL On Russia? (Message to Trump Supporters)

On Saturday, I posted here a piece titled Trump is Showing He's Putin's Man: A Real-World Version of "The Manchurian Candidate." That piece was written...

DCCC Weighs In for Elaine Luria in VA-02 Democratic Primary

See below for a press release from the DCCC this morning, which announces that they've decided to throw their weight behind VA-02 Democrat Elaine Luria...

After Weeks of Acrimony, VA-05 Dems Vote 16-7 to Stick with Caucus/Convention Method Originally...

For the record, see below for a blow-by-blow of happened with VA-05 Democrats last night (voting to stick with the caucus/convention method of nomination...

Tuesday News: Sociopath-in-Chief Golfs While Parkland Families Grieve; “The Content of the G.O.P.’s Character”;...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, February 20. The far-right smear campaign against students who...

Video: Post-Parkland Vigil Against Gun Violence at George Mason HS in Falls Church, VA

See below for video from this afternoon's vigil for Parkland at George Mason High School in Falls Church, Virginia. The key now is to...

Virginia House GOP Stopped More Than Two Dozen Gun Safety Reform Bills from Getting to...

From the Virginia House Democratic Caucus: House GOP Stopped More Than Two Dozen Gun Safety Reform Bills from Getting to Floor RICHMOND, Va.  – Virginia House Democrats introduced...

Why Do Virginia’s Elected Republicans Hate Capitalism? Disdainful of Ronald Reagan?

The Republican-run Virginia legislature is moving forward, albeit with limited disagreements between the House and the Senate, with legislation essentially written by Dominion.  This...

A Few Excellent Anti-Dominion-Bill Graphics to Spread Around on Social Media

Check out the graphics below and share them widely. Also, check out the Say No to Dominion Facebook page, which among other things explains...

Virginia House Dems Send Letter to Washington Calling for Clean DREAM Act

From the VA House Democratic Caucus: House Dems Send Letter to Washington Calling for Clean DREAM Act RICHMOND, Va. – Led by Delegate Jennifer Boysko and Delegate Alfonso Lopez, every member...

Does Donald Trump think that Presidents’ Day is all about him?

This morning, I saw an email from the Republican National Committee asking me to sign Trump's Presidents' Day card (opening with "Happy Presidents' Day,...

Barbara Comstock Blames the FBI for Parkland Shooting

From DumpComstock - Barbara Comstock demonstrates why she desperately needs to be dumped! Something incredible happened on Friday evening. Barbara Comstock actually blamed the FBI for...

Video: VA-10 Democratic Forum in Winchester; Any One of These Candidates Would Be INFINITELY...

Thanks to David Pratt for the video of Saturday's VA-10 Democratic forum in Winchester (big crowd on a snowy day, by the way). Candidates...

Monday News: “America Is Under Attack and the President Doesn’t Care”; “Trump vs. The...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, February 19. By the way, VPAP can claim the...

Virginia Republicans Yet Again Show What Hypocrites They Are: Healthcare Crony Capitalism Edition

This past Friday, the conservative Daily Progress editorial board totally ripped into "free-market advocates in the General Assembly" for having "undermined their own argument by...

Arlington Commits to New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure: 13 Methane-fueled Buses

By Will Driscoll, Arlington 350 core group member Arlington has contracted to buy 13 natural gas (methane)-fueled buses, even though electric buses, which can run on...

Tom Perez and Yasmine Taeb: An Open Letter to the Students of Marjory Stoneman...

by Tom Perez, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee; and Yasmine Taeb, a member of the Democratic National Committee from Virginia who grew up...

Which GOP Virginia State Senators Might Be Potential “Flips” on Medicaid Expansion?

UPDATE 2/18/18: I posted the following after the election in November 2017.  I'm reposting it now because the GOP-controlled Virginia State Senate apparently is...

Trump Is Showing He’s Putin’s Man: A Real-World Version of the Manchurian Candidate

I plan to work up another version of this piece to serve as my op/ed message, delivered through the newspapers in this coming week,...

Video: Rep. Don Beyer, Several 10th CD Candidates Speak at Mt. Vernon Dems’ Mardi...

Here's video from tonight's Mt. Vernon Democrats' annual Mardi Gras party, this year featuring a straw poll (won easily by State Sen. Jennifer Wexton)...

Sunday News: “Outraged Students Demand Action on Gun Violence After Florida Massacre”; Crazy Trump...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, February 18. Floridians Tell Politicians Who Do The NRA’s...

Two Virginia Democracy Forward Events to Support Conor Lamb

Two events to support Democrat Conor Lamb in his upcoming special election, courtesy of Virginia Democracy Forward:

Current Percentage Chances of Democrats Winning Virginia Congressional Races

Courtesy of The Crosstab blog, here's a map with the current, estimated percentage chances of Democrats winning each district. Note that I've left off...

Saturday News: “Mueller’s Indictment Ends Trump’s Myth of the Russia Hoax'”; You can do...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, February 17. Special counsel indicts Russians in 2016 election...
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