Home Virginia Politics Monday News: Virginia General Assembly Is Baaaack…”ready to rumble”

Monday News: Virginia General Assembly Is Baaaack…”ready to rumble”

528
2

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, August 17.

*The Legacy Of Julian Bond

*When Yeats comes knocking (“We are definitely in for another ‘Second Coming’ revival, and Donald Trump is the least of it. The center is under siege all over the democratic world.”)

*Carson suggests Obama is ‘anti-Semitic’ with Iran deal (Carson might be a great surgeon, but there’s something seriously wrong with him…)

*Huckabee Supports Denying Abortion To 10-Year-Old Rape Victim (There’s also something wrong with THIS guy!)

*Trump leads in first post-debate Fox national poll

*Editorial: Back to the drawing board (“But in addition to at least modest insulation from the rawest partisan consideration, an independent redistricting board will have at least one virtue: It could do not do any worse than the current system.”)

*Virginia legislature returns to Richmond ready to rumble

*Editorial: Solar power becoming a key component of Virginia’s energy blueprint (“Given the recent report that Virginia is lagging behind neighboring states in solar system installations, it’s important that the pursuit of solar energy generation become a bipartisan goal. It’s a growth industry that Virginia needs to be a part of both for its economic and clean-energy benefits.”)

*Virginians recall Julian Bond as engaging historian

*Sen. Tim Kaine embarks on 5-day tour of Virginia

*Virginia’s (un)fair share of college

*Virginia law aimed at punishing celebratory gunfire not being used as intended

*Virginia craft brewers call for updated state regulations

*Can the interim president help fix Norfolk State?

*Nats’ misery continues with loss to Giants (“Madison Bumgarner pitches a three-hit shutout and homers, and Washington loses its sixth straight to fall below .500.”)

*D.C. area forecast: Hot and muggy Monday into mid-week; then some modest relief