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Friday News: “Veiled But Withering” Rebukes to Trump; “Obama urges Virginia...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, October 20. Barack Obama delivers veiled but withering rebuke...

Video: Without Naming Him, George W. Bush Rips Trump’s “Bullying,” “Bigotry,”...

I can't believe I'm putting George W. Bush on the front page of Blue Virginia, but that's where we're at right now in this...

It Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Bunch of Guys: Tethered to...

Part of me is eager for the Republicans in Congress to do the right thing, and rid us of this monstrous president (as any...

Parallels, Differences Between 2017 VA Dem Primary and Previous Ones (e.g.,...

I've noticed a bunch of parallels and differences between this year's Virginia Democratic gubernatorial primary and previous statewide Democratic primaries. Here, I'm going to...

“Sitzkrieg” Fast Turning Into “Blitzkrieg” in 2017 Virginia Democratic Governor’s Primary?

You might say that when someone says they are challenging another person for a political office - for instance, Tom Perriello announcing in early...

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

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

The Liberals’ Share of the Blame

This piece is appearing in newspapers in my conservative congressional district (VA-06), headed by the preface that "This piece is appearing on various liberal...

Photos: Who Barbara “GOP Attack Dog” Comstock’s Been Hanging Out With...

Perusing Rep. Barbara "GOP Attack Dog" Comstock's Facebook page, you can see what she's been up to recently. Needless to say, it has NOT...

How the GOP’s Spirit of Strife Has Damaged the Nation

Appearing in newspapers in the conservative VA-06 Why have our politics become so dysfunctional? The answer is really not so hard to find. Our founders knew...

Krugman calls Romney “The Amnesia Candidate”

Just how stupid does Mitt Romney think we are? If you've been following his campaign from the beginning, that's a question you have probably asked many times.
That's how the Nobel Economic Laureate begins this column this morning, immediately reminding us that Romney appeared at a drywall factory (owned by a Republican, btw) which was closed during the Bush administration yet blaming Obama for the closure, attempting to make it a symbol.  As Krugman notes, "It was a symbol, all right - but not in the way he intended," especially as the press quickly picked up on when the factory closed.  And although the Romney campaign attempted to cover itself by saying the factory was still closed because Obama's policies had failed to get the economy going again, Krugman counters saying, "Actually, that factory would probably still be closed even if the economy had done better - drywall is mainly used in new houses, and while the economy may be coming back, the Bush-era housing bubble isn't."

There is more - deliciously so.