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5 Top Reasons Virginia’s 2017 Election Matters

Guest post by Thomas Bowman of the Competitive Commonwealth Fund The General Assembly of Virginia is the oldest continuously operating legislative body in the New...

How Should We Handle New IT in the Old Dominion?

by Bill Coleman, Democratic candidate for House of Delegates from the 73rd district While campaigning for the House of Delegates in the 73rd district, voters...

Scheduled Virginia Execution Based on False and Recanted Testimony

by Arianna Zoghi and Amalia Garcia-Pretelt, University of Virginia, Class of 2019 More than 113,000 people have signed a Change.org petition urging Governor McAuliffe to intervene...

Can the 56th Virginia House of Delegates Seat Be Turned Blue?

by Bud Cothern,  Ed.D - Retired Superintendent of Goochland County Public Schools and former specialist at the Virginia Department of Education. We know.  It is...

Virginia’s 73rd House of Delegates District May Be a Bellwether for Political Change 

by Bud Cothern,  Ed.D - Retired Superintendent of Goochland County Public Schools and former specialist at the Virginia Department of Education. Virginia's 73rd House of Delegates...

The Lessons of 2016: What Should Democratic Activists Be Looking For In Their Mid-Term...

by Russell Max Simon (Lowell's note: I'd argue that these lessons apply to Virginia 2017 as well...) The Lessons of Trump-Clinton Can Be Applied to Candidate...

Recruiting Progressive Women in Virginia

by Emma Brown In early February, a group of women from Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign founded First Ask, a non-profit dedicated to identifying and recruiting...

Dubious Dave Brat: “500 constituent meetings in the first two years?”

by Bud Cothern We’ve all heard the aphorism about telling a big lie often enough and folks start to believe it.  The saying is often...

Why Are Republicans Scared About Virginia?

by EJ Xavier, cross posted from Daily Kos Sometimes you have to read between the lines. And sometimes you don’t. “Even if you don’t live in...

Trump, DeVos, Brat and VA GOP Unite to Destroy Public Education: Lack of Adequate...

  by Harold “Bud” Cothern, Ed.D., Retired Superintendent, Goochland County Public Schools As a career educator and former K-12 public school superintendent from Virginia’s 7th Congressional...
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