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Never tell an ER nurse “Hey, people can just go see you! Problem solved!”

by Kellen Squire Phew. Good thing the ER staff aren't already overworked.   About a week ago, my illustrious congresscritter, Mr. Tom Garrett (VA-05), held a town...

Zack Wittkamp for Virginia House of Delegates: Why I’m Running

by Zack Wittkamp Lowell's note: In my recent post ranking the competitiveness of Virginia House of Delegates districts, this Newport News district clocked in at #9...

Dave Brat Needs to Start Doing His Job

by Walter Moore I have read a number of articles re: Representative Dave Brat “representing us well” and “keeping promises," plus of course the women...

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...
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