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Video: Yasmine Taeb Announces for DNC Vice Chair for Civic Engagement and Voter Participation

By my count, that makes two Virginians running for DNC Vice Chair positions - Adam Parkhomenko and, as of a few minutes ago, Yasmine...

Video: House Dem Leader David Toscano Responds to GOP Attacks on Va. Economy

Virginia House Democratic leader David Toscano: "My response today to a negative - but selective and incomplete - description of Virginia's economy, job creation...

Word Clouds: Trump’s Inaugural Speech Compared to Obama’s, Bush 43 & 41’s, Clinton’s, Reagan’s,...

I put together word clouds of the first inaugural addresses by Presidents Trump, Obama, Bush 43, Clinton, Bush 41, Reagan and Carter. To the...

Lamar White: The Resistance to the Illegitimate Trump Presidency Begins NOW

This is a brilliant post by Louisiana-based Democratic activist Lamar White...check it out (bolding added by me for emphasis). Fair warning: This is another long note-...

Virginia Senate Republican Proposes Making Civil Disobedience Jailable Offense!

Appalling...but so typical by authoritarian, anti-Democracy Republicans. SENATE DEMOCRATS CONDEMN BILL THAT WOULD MAKE CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE A JAILABLE OFFENSE RICHMOND – This morning, as all eyes are...

Friday News: “None of us knows what is going to happen”; “The Trump Doomsday...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, January 20. It will be fascinating to see how...

The Time I Got to Ask Barack Obama a Question; I Loved His Answer...

Back in 2005, I was working as an international economist at the U.S. Energy Information Administration and running a Virginia-based political blog (what else...

Video: Sen. Mark Warner Questions Steve Mnuchin on Debt Ceiling, Dollar, Fannie/Freddie

Nice job by Sen. Warner questioning Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin. In general, I'd say that Senators Warner, Kaine and other Democrats are doing...

Virginia Lawmakers Stand up for LGBT Community and Fail To Pass Bathroom Bill

Good news from Progress Virginia, although clearly a nasty and unnecessary bill like this should never have been introduced in the first place. Unfortunately,...

Exclusive Interview: Rep. Don Beyer Talks Climate Change, Energy, and the Worst President in...

Yesterday, energy/climate expert Adam Siegel and I had the opportunity to chat with Rep. Don Beyer about energy and environmental issues, as well as about...
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