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New Virginia Poll: Kaine Up 23 Points; Dems Up 19 Points...

A brand-new poll by the the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University is out today. Here are the key...

On the Republican Assault On the Rule of Law: Time for...

It has been a dispiriting time the past couple of weeks-- dispiriting because of the one-sidedness of the battle. As the Republicans are making themselves...

Saturday News: As Mueller Closes In On Trump, GOP Passes Disgraceful...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, December 2. Senate passes Republican tax plan (And with...

Congress Needs to Change Its Sexual Harassment Policies

by Tom Hicks, Democratic candidate for Congress in VA-01 Recent sexual harassment claims against members of Congress have again revealed the failure of this body...

Calm Before What Storm? Can Trump Start a Nuclear War on...

A week with a reckless president beating the drums of (nuclear?) war. First he publicly tells his Secretary of State that "he is wasting...

Impeachment Delayed is America Imperiled

It looks to me increasingly likely that the Trump presidency will end with his removal from office through impeachment (despite the effort of the...

Thoughts on the Media’s Fawning Response to Trump’s “Presidential” Speech to...

There's been much talk about how the press fell all over itself to laud Trump for reading off a teleprompter words -- written by...

Health Care Rally in Richmond: Hearts of Gold vs. Hearts of...

This past Sunday, January 15th, hundreds of energized Democrats rallied together at the Bell Tower in Richmond to defend the Affordable Care Act. With...

Should the Democrats Use Trump as a Wedge or a Millstone...

For a year, over the course of at least a dozen articles, I’ve been arguing that Donald Trump has provided Democrats – and indeed...

Challenging the Republicans, Part 2 – “Will You Stick with Obstructionism?”

Although defeating Donald Trump is essential, that is not the only essential goal that needs to be achieved in the coming election. Long before the rise of Trump, the Republican Party of our times has been playing a destructive role in the American system, and that party must be stripped of its power.