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The Next Important 2017 Election is in Fairfax County, VA (and...

Blue Virginians!  Below is a posting (from a few weeks ago by the Fairfax County Democrats) on a critical special election — August 29. The...

Dave Brat does the twist over the Comey firing

Dave Brat got himself good and grilled at a boisterous town hall meeting May 9th.  Brat took a question on whether he'd support the...

Breaking News: Massie Turns Tail – Won’t Face VanValkenburg

UPDATE:  Eddie Whitlock, the chair of the Henrico County Republican Committee, will replace Massie on the ticket. Del. James P. Massie III (VA-72) has called...

How Should the Media Cover Donald Trump?

This piece will be appearing in newspapers in my conservative congressional district (VA-06) In both word and deed, Donald Trump is a most unusual political...

Res ipsa loquitur – the matter speaks for itself

Donald Trump's lame apology, followed by the even lamer remarks of Dave Brat.  Thank goodness Eileen Bedell had intelligent things to say!  The CBS...

How the Media Drives the Tragedy of Trump: Pushing “Balance”, Losing...

Cross-posted at Daily Kos "Freedom of opinion is a farce unless truth is respected." - Hannah Arendt The media’s trashing of Hillary Clinton for so many...

Saturday News: President Obama Talks About the Sorry State of American...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, February 13. Also see President Obama's weekly address, in...

National and Virginia News Headlines: Saturday Morning

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, June 27.

*The Grand Old Party's future shock ("Friday's Supreme Court ruling shows Republicans fumbling for answers in an America changing faster than they are.")
*One Thing the Conservative Dissents Have in Common: Self-Loathing ("Where was all this "five unelected judges" chatter when they handed down Citizens United?")
*Justices affirm gays' right to marry ("The court's 5-to-4 decision marks the culmination of an unprecedented upheaval in public opinion and the nation's jurisprudence.")
*Obama's extraordinary day covers triumph, grief, grace ("He celebrated the morning's court decision on gay marriage. Hours later, he mourned Charleston's shooting victims.")
*The Supreme Court officially catches up with America on gay marriage
*Islamic State says it killed dozens in Kuwait, Tunisia ("The militant group claimed responsibility for attacks that killed more than 60 people, raising fears that a global surge of terror strikes could be imminent.")
*Look away from the Confederate flag to what Mr. Roof held in his other hand
*Andrew Sullivan: It Is Accomplished
*Hillary Clinton attacks Republicans as 'party of the past' ("In a sharp speech to a Virginia crowd, the Democrat jabbed at her rivals repeatedly.")
*Clinton brings her 2016 presidential campaign to Northern Virginia
*In Virginia, Clinton tells GOP to "move on"
*Virginia advocates for gay marriage hail Supreme Court ruling
*Va. GOP to decide: Convention or primary to choose a 2016 candidate? (Go convention! Also poll tax! LOL)
*Va. GOP makes key 2016 decision Saturday - convention or primary? ("Former Rep. Tom Davis, a Republican who represented Fairfax and Prince William counties in Congress from 1995 to 2008, said that choosing to pick a presidential candidate in a convention 'would be stupid in several ways.'")
*Scalia tried to make the court a conservative stronghold. He failed. ("With Obamacare, the Justice's legislative vision has been dealt a death blow." I'd argue he's done a huge amount of damage nonetheless, with cases like Citizens United and Bush v. Gore...)
*Antonin Scalia Dissent In Marriage Equality Case Is Even More Unhinged Than You'd Think ("Unhinged" is definitely the right word for this guy.)
*Barack Obama is officially one of the most consequential presidents in American history (Especially given the vitriol and "massive resistance" aimed his way by the right wing in this country!)
*President Obama preaches - and sings - in protest of racism
*Virginia Attorney General Herring Hails SCOTUS Marriage Ruling
*Ken Cuccinelli: Same-Sex Marriage Decision 'Ripped From The States' (I'm still amazed and horrified that this guy was ever elected to higher office in Virginia.)
*George Allen evolves - in a big way - on gay marriage ("To say former Virginia governor and U.S. senator George Allen has evolved on gay rights is an understatement. His shift is more revolution than evolution.")
*Gay marriage ruling draws mixed responses in Hampton Roads, Virginia
*Fairfax School Board approves adding transgender topic to teens' class
*Scherzer flirts with perfection again as Nationals win seventh straight (This guy is amazing.)
*Periods of heavy rain and storms Saturday, pretty pleasant Sunday

National and Virginia News Headlines: Tuesday Morning

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, June 16.

*Pope Francis blasts global warming deniers in leaked draft of encyclical ("He backed the science behind climate change, citing 'a very considerable consensus.'")
*Want to fix the world? Start by making clean energy a default setting (Also make energy efficiency, such as LEED Platinum buildings, net-zero-energy homes and smart growth default settings.)
*Pope Francis' Climate Change Encyclical Just Leaked. Here's What It Says. ("Humans are causing climate change, and there will be 'grave consequences' if we don't act fast, warns the pope." Bingo.)
*Al-Qaeda says No. 2 leader died in U.S. strike (Good riddance.)
*Islamic State routed from stronghold ("A Kurdish-Syrian rebel force backed by U.S. airstrikes took the town of Tal Abyad with little resistance, raising new questions about the extremist group's vaunted military capabilities." Nice!)
*Jeb Bush runs away from his family name (Pathetic.)
*Jeb inspires the nation: In America, any son and brother of presidents can grow up to be president! ("Jeb Bush announced his 2016 candidacy with the improbable story of how he's been privileged since birth")
*Jeb's logo can't hide the troublesome family name
*Rachel Dolezal Leaves N.A.A.C.P. Post as Past Discrimination Suit Is Revealed (Bizarre.)
*Republicans in House Seek Way to Revive Trade Bill
*Democrats face gut-check moment on spending ("They aim to force Republicans to increase domestic spending by killing GOP funding bills.")
*Editorial: Transgender issue demands attention
*Webb says he'll decide on 2016 race by end of June ("Former Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., said in a radio interview in Iowa Monday that he is nearing a decision on a presidential run.")
*Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine omits disclosure of Spain stay
*Va. GOP reflects on Bush announcement ("Some wary of family 'dynasty' but others say he could win")
*Democrats name Bagby as candidate in July 21 special election to fill Morrissey's seat
*Our view: Herring should back fiduciary for Sweet Briar
*Casey: The Roanoke Tea Party's losing streak grows longer
*Opinion/Editorial: Clarity on executions is essential ("Among those wondering whether Virginia was at risk of repeating Oklahoma's debacle was Del. Scott A. Surovell, D-Fairfax.")
*Montgomery County supervisors opt for unity in regional fight against Mountain Valley Pipeline
*Rays hammer Gonzalez, Nats, 6-1 (Well, at least they have one consistently great starting pitcher...Max Scherzer.)
*D.C. area forecast: Heat, humidity and storms repeat today; Nicer Wednesday

National and Virginia News Headlines: Wednesday Morning

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, June 10. Also check out the photo of my favorite Revenue Commissioner, Ingrid Morroy, with Katie Cristol and Christian Dorsey, both of whom are on their way to the Arlington County Board after victories yesterday.

*BREAKING: Court Throws Out Challenge To Obama's Climate Change Rule
*How the next few weeks could determine the fate of Obama's legacy
*The Fifth Circuit Just Stuck A Knife In Roe v. Wade
*A resilient democracy ("The global importance of Turkey's election")
*Dems set budget trap for GOP
*Watch Jeb Bush Defend a Campaign Ad That Exploited the Murder of a 10-Year-Old Girl
*Obama hits Republicans with a healthcare truth bomb: Obamacare is the new normal ("President Obama lays out the reality the GOP refuses to recognize: The ACA has changed our healthcare expectations")
*Behind the Jeb Bush campaign shake-up
*Former GOP Senator Trashes Party's Presidential Field: 'Scares Me To Death,' 'Not Ready For Primetime' (LOL)
*GOP aiming for Friday trade vote, but snag remains
*Our view: A supreme victory for Sweet Briar supporters
*Virginia Supreme Court opens door to stopping Sweet Briar College closure
*Siobhan Dunnavant wins GOP primary, could become 4th Stolle elected ("With 95 percent of the vote counted, Dunnavant had 38 percent. She defeated former Del. Bill Janis, the closest competitor with 30 percent, and Vincent Haley and Edward Whitlock.")
*Don Caldwell enters race against John Edwards, Nancy Dye for Senate (Democrats' chances of taking back the Virginia State Senate took a major hit with this announcement, as incumbent Sen. John Edwards is now officially in SERIOUS jeopardy of being unseated this November.)
*VAGA primary wrap: Howell wins, Martin loses (I'll miss making fun of bigoted nutjob Steve Martin, but still...good riddance!)
*Heretick upsets incumbent Joannou in 79th House District (I can't tell you how happy I am over this one!)
*Virginia's top Republican holds off tea-party challenger in primary ("House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell said the win signals a new era of unity for a fractured state GOP.")
*Longtime Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille ousted in primary race ("In a strong rebuke, Euille lost to Vice Mayor Silberberg, one of several contests in Northern Virginia.")
*Cristol and Dorsey win Democratic primary for 2 seats on Arlington Board
*Fairfax County Supervisor Gross fights off challenger in Democratic primary
*DeSteph wins GOP nomination in 8th District Senate race (This guy's a raging anti-Muslim bigot, among other problems. Blech.)
*Independent candidate files to run in Senate race to replace Raph Smith (Probably won't make a difference in this race.)
*Mark Levine Wins 45th District House of Delegates Democratic Primary (Impressive, mazel tov to Mark!)
*Hanger fends off 2 in 24th (Apparently, supporting Medicaid expansion wasn't the kiss of death after all.)
*Gecker wins Democratic primary (Terry McAuliffe gets his man; now we'll see if he can help push Gecker to victory this November.)
*Incumbent Del. Chris Head defeats Harry Griego in Republican primary
*Dan Storck Wins Mount Vernon District Supervisor Democratic Primary ("Storck will face Republican Jane Gandee in fall election.")
*Roanoke County supervisors hear about potential threats of Mountain Valley Pipeline from advisory committee
*Nationals lose to Yankees after Desmond's key error in seventh
*D.C. area forecast: Warm today before mini heat wave