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Virginia News Headlines: Tuesday Morning


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, August 26.

*A climate for change: America should not wait while the world warms

*Ukraine detains Russian paratroopers; U.S. ambassador warns of ‘counteroffensive’ (Scary situation, but you know what’s even scarier? See story #1, above.)

*Obama Allows Surveillance Flights of ISIS Over Syria

*Progressive Congresswoman Welcomes Jim Webb Into Dem Presidential Primary (Interesting.)

*Restoring a sense of security on campus (“The systemic failure of colleges and universities across the U.S. to accurately report sexual assaults on campus – and hold offenders accountable – demands a comprehensive approach to changing a culture of complacency.”)

*McAuliffe prepares for budget cuts (“Agency heads plan for cuts of 5 percent this year, 7 percent next year”)

*Tim Kaine: Congress must vote on Iraq

*Kaine pledges to protect VIMS (“He want to limit effect of federal budget cuts; state reductions loom as well”)

*Say cheese! McDonnell’s photo with Anatabloc

*Prosecutor to McDonnell: How could anyone know about loan?

*Ex-Va. governor comes under sharp questioning from prosecutors (“The corruption trial of the former governor was expected to turn on his cross-examination.”)

*Ann Romney lauds Va. House hopeful Comstock (Another good reason to vote against Comstock.)

*The only way forward (“Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission must recover from early stumbles”)

*Ed Gillespie introduces tax reform plan (Same ol’ same ol’ supply-side, trickle-down stuff. Shocker.)

*McAuliffe pleased with improved Chesapeake Bay health (But a looooong way to go!)

*PolitiFact: Beyer ‘Mostly true’ on paid family leave comment

*Nationals vs. Phillies: Nats open road trip with 3-2 loss in Philadelphia

*Mild weather before humid weekend

  • Great stuff, I couldn’t agree more (would also add “liberatarians,” who represent an extreme version of the “liberal illusion” edging towards dangerous/disastrous isolationism in numerous cases):

    One place to start is by acknowledging two errors in thinking that have blighted U.S. policy in the past decade: the conservative delusion that the United States could, more or less single-handedly, use its military power to reinvent the Middle East, and the liberal illusion that we could simply walk away from the mess that Bush, Cheney & Co. created. Without the political willingness and the financial capability to garrison the region in the manner of postwar Germany and Japan, U.S. influence has to be exercised through air power, political proxies, economic inducements, and regional alliances. But that doesn’t diminish the fact that the United States and other Western countries have vital interests at stake, one of which is preventing the emergence of a rogue Islamic state that would provide a rallying point, and a safe haven, for anti-Western jihadists the world over.