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Retired US Navy Commander, Intelligence Officer Kim Howard Announces Against State Sen. Frank Wagner...

Great to see a Democratic opponent for Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Dominion Energy), as Wagner represents/epitomizes almost everything wrong with Virginia politics. Also, Kim Howard...

I Knew Henry Howell (He Was My Father), and David Suetterlein Is Definitely No...

by Henry Howell III The ever iconoclastic Henry Howell - my father - was a civil rights leader who fought "massive resistance" to open public...

Video: On Face the Nation, Terry McAuliffe Comments on Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax, Amazon,...

Some interesting comments this morning by former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax, Amazon and his own possible run for president...

Special Election For Neabsco District, Prince William County

by Kenny Boddye On February 6th, 2019, Prince William County lost a legend. John D. Jenkins is one of the most well-known local elected officials...

Video: Nick Freitas’ Wife Tina Announces for State Senate; Speech Highlights Utter Lunacy, Anti-Government...

One of the main shortcomings of liberals, progressives, and many others on the "left" (broadly defined) is their strange unwillingness - as Andy Schmookler...

Monster-in-Chief (my latest challenge to the conservatives)

This piece has an unusual history. I drafted it around the end of 2017 with the intention of soon running it as my weekly op/ed...

Sunday News: “Time to Panic” Over Climate Crisis; Dems Need Another “Blue Wave” in...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, February 17. Trump foreign policy under attack from all...

Virginia’s Solar Job Numbers Rose 9% in 2018

by Ivy Main, cross posted from Power for the People VA The Solar Foundation has released its National Solar Jobs Census for 2018, showing solar jobs in...

Democrat Amy Laufer Announces Bid for Virginia State Senate District 17 (49% Northam, 52%...

SD17 (Parts of Spotsylvania, Orange, Albemarle, Louisa, Culpeper counties and Fredericksburg City) is a potentially winnable district (Northam got 49% there in 2017 and...

Roanoke Times Publishes Op-Ed From Self-Proclaimed “White Supremacist” Who Argues that Anyone Mentioning Racism...

Generally speaking, I've viewed the Roanoke Times editorial board as not great, but not horrible in terms of partisan/ideological lean. As for their op-eds,...

“The 2019 Primary Season Has Begun”: Republican-Turned-Democrat vs. Democratic Socialist in HD50 (Manassas, PW...

So far, there are a bunch of Democratic primaries for Virginia House of Delegates, but very few against an incumbent Democratic delegate. In fact,...

Saturday News: “Fake Trump Emergency,” Rambling Press Conference Filled with Lies; “‘I Didn’t Need...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, February 16.  Europe says it will stick with the...

Council 20 of AFSCME, the Largest Public Sector Union in the County, Endorses Democrat Tim...

SPONSORED CONTENT Council 20 of AFSCME, the largest public sector union in the county, Endorses Democrat Tim Chapman for Chair of Fairfax County Board VIENNA, VA: Council...

Buckingham County Dem Committee Demands Gov. Northam, AG Herring Act Against Environmental Racism in...

Interesting statement by the Buckingham County Democratic Committee (see below) regarding Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax and Mark Herring. The two key parts are: 1)...

Governor Northam Signs Tax Conformity Legislation

From Gov. Ralph Northam's office: Governor Northam Signs Tax Conformity Legislation ~ Virginia Department of Taxation to begin processing individual income tax returns ~ RICHMOND—Today, Governor Ralph...

Poll: Despite All the Virginia Republican Outrage, Virginians Overwhelmingly Support Third-Trimester Abortion Where a...

With all the far-right hysteria (over-the-top language like "genocide," "infanticide" and "war" were tossed around) a few weeks ago over a bill to tweak...

Video: Del. Patrick Hope Defends Call for Impeachment of LG Justin Fairfax, Says It’s...

Del. Patrick Hope explains/defends his call for initiating an impeachment process against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax - see below for video and a transcript...

Alicia Plerhoples Announces Candidacy for Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Big news in the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair race, where there's now a fourth Democratic candidate - Alicia Plerhoples (see press release, below)...

Might William Barr Have Snookered Donald Trump?

So William Barr has been confirmed as the Attorney General of the United States. All but three Democrats voted against him. They had good...

Friday News: “National Emergencies Are for Autocrats”; “We have a national emergency, all right....

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, February 15. Brexit chaos: Theresa May loses yet another...

BREAKING: “Big Win for Voting Rights in Virginia”; Federal Court Orders State to “Immediately...

Finally, some good news! BREAKING: In a big win for voting rights in Virginia, Federal Court has ordered Virginia to make put final state House...

BREAKING: Virginia Del. Hala Ayala Proposes Rule Change to Try to Force Floor Vote...

Check out the following press release from Virginia Del. Hala Ayala. Maybe we can ratify the ERA after all, despite Virginia Republican obstinacy, ignorance,...

State Water Control Board to Discuss Mountain Valley Pipeline 401 Certification at Special Board...

See below for an interesting news release from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Is the State Water Control Board actually planning to assert...

Loudoun County Dems Vote to Condemn Anti-Semitic Comments by 86th House of Delegates District...

by Alfonso Nevarez, Loudoun County Democratic Committee Chair On Thursday, Feb. 7, the Loudoun County Democratic Committee voted to condemn anti-Semitic comments made by the...

February 14, 2018: A Reflection on the Year Since Parkland

By Barrett Fife I can’t believe it’s been a year. It feels like everything happened both just yesterday and an entire lifetime ago. I remember exactly...

How to Make Virginia Democrats Look Worse: Media Leaks

by Cindy I think we all know the Democratic Party in Virginia is desperately trying to recover from some horrific revelations about its top leaders....

Governor Northam Sends Letter Outlining Priorities to Budget Conferees, Stresses “Greater Focus on Issues...

See below for a press release from Gov. Northam's office, outlining priorities to budget conferees. Key points include: "In order for every Virginian to...

As Virginia Prepares to Join Carbon-Trading States, Arguments Erupt Over the Price of Admission

by Ivy Main, cross posted from Power for the People VA Virginia won’t enter the nine-state carbon emissions trading program known as the Regional Greenhouse...

Thursday News: “Manafort bombshell deepens mystery in Russia probe”; Omar vs. Abrams; “Northam has...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, February 14.  Manafort bombshell deepens mystery in Russia probe...

CNN Reporter Ryan Nobles: “Even without articles of impeachment the General Assembly HAS the...

See below for an interesting thread by CNN Washington Correspondent Ryan Nobles (formerly with WWBT/NBC12 in Richmond), as well as two of his citations...
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