Sunday, December 15, 2019

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Andrew Yang: When the “Best of Intentions” Meet “Some Harsh Realities”

by Cindy Okay, I sort of understand the appeal of Andrew Yang. Some people, seeing Democrats and Republicans alternate control of the White House, and...

2019 House of Delegates Candidate Tim Hickey: Top 10 Reasons to Organize Everywhere

by Tim Hickey, who ran for the House of Delegates as a Democrat this year in the deep-red 59th District. And though he didn't...

Word Clouds: What Have Virginia’s Members of Congress Been Talking About Recently?

With everything going on in the world, including impeachment of course, I was curious what Virginia's Congressional members have been talking about recently. So,...

Sunday News: “UN climate talks end with limited progress on emissions targets”; NY Times...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, December 15. What could North Korea's 'Christmas gift' to...

Tom Steyer Badly Wants to Get Rid of Donald Trump, But Is He the...

With the 2019 Virginia elections in the rear-view mirror, Cindy and I have been looking ahead to 2020, including the Democratic campaigns for president....

Arlington County Board Unanimously Approves Its 2020 Legislative Proposals

Earlier today, the Arlington County Board adopted - on a unanimous vote - its 2020 legislative proposals. There's a lot of great stuff in...

The Proposed Virginia Redistricting Amendment Is a Bad Deal That Needs To Be Rejected.

by Chris Ambrose I went to the December 11 debate on the proposed Virginia redistricting amendment, between Delegate Mark Levine and OneVirginia2021 Executive Director Brian...

Senator Adam Ebbin to Propose Worker Protections for Major Development-Related Projects

From State Sen. Adam Ebbin's office: Senator Adam Ebbin to Propose Worker Protections for Major Development-Related Projects State Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) announced he will introduce...

Saturday News: Will UK Remain United?; GOP Shows “No Sign of Taking Impeachment Seriously”;...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, December 14. Winners and losers in Trump’s ‘phase one’...

FWIW: The Top Ten Digital Campaign Moments of 2019

Since the Virginia elections in November, I haven't been posting these weekly "ACRONYM" writeups, not because they're bad, but because I'm focusing on Virginia...

Excellent Bill by Del.-Elect Josh Cole (D), Excellent Bill by Del. Joseph Lindsey (D),...

See below for three bills - an excellent one by Del.-elect Joshua Cole (D), another excellent one by Del. Joseph Lindsey (D), and an...

Where Are Virginia’s Top Elected Officials on the “Gun Sanctuary” Movement?

With the gun "sanctuary" movement spreading through Virginia - as of Friday morning, there reportedly were 89 counties, cities or towns declaring themselves 2nd...

Breaking: Democrat Nancy Guy Wins Recount in HD-83

Congratulations to Delegate-elect Nancy Guy (D)...whose margin of victory over Del. Chris Stolle (R-HD83) actually increased slightly after the recount. Good luck in the...

Speaker-Designee Eileen Filler-Corn Announces Kevin O’Holleran as Chief of Staff

This is excellent news (see below for the press release from Speaker-designee Filler-Corn's office). I first got to know Kevin O'Holleran when we worked...

Video: Gov. Northam Announces Budget Proposals to Combat Homelessness, Ensure All Virginians Have Access...

See below for video as affordable housing advocates speak, and as Gov. Ralph Northam "announces his budget proposals to combat homelessness, reduce evictions, and...

Del. David Toscano: Sanctuaries With Guns? Turning The Rule Of Law Upside Down

by Del. David Toscano: Sanctuaries With Guns?  Turning The Rule Of Law Upside DownDecember 13, 2019 The Tazewell County, Virginia, Board of Supervisors recently jumped aboard the...

Top Donors to Virginia GOP 2019 Candidates Tell Us a Lot – All Bad...

VPAP is up with graphics showing the "Top 10 Donors" to Republican and Democratic Virginia legislative candidates running in 2019, and they are *very*...

Friday News: “Could Boris Johnson Be the Last Prime Minister of the U.K. as...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, December 13. It’s Boris Johnson’s Britain, Now ("His impact...

Virginia Supreme Court Rules Against Transparent GMU

Just a reminder, from UnKoch My Campus, how we shouldn't trust the right-wing-dominated Virginia Supreme Court with anything, let alone drawing Virginia's district lines...

New Report Shows 1 in 3 People Working in Virginia Would Benefit from Raising...

Wow, that's a lot of people who'd be helped by raising the minimum wage to $15/hour, according to the Commonwealth Institute's new report. Let's...

Quick, Guess Which State Is Actually Moving BACKWARDS on Solar PV?

Without looking at the following tables and graphics, which state do you think actually did *worse* - in terms of its solar PV installation...

Virginia Speaker-Designee Eileen Filler-Corn Announces Committee Vice-Chair Selections 

From Speaker-designee Eileen Filler-Corn's office: Speaker-designee Eileen Filler-Corn Announces Committee Vice-Chair Selections  Richmond - Speaker-designee Eileen Filler-Corn today selected vice-chair positions for all of the standing...

Video: Gov. Northam Announces “G3” (“Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back”) Program

During the 2017 gubernatorial campaign, one of the policy proposals Ralph Northam mentioned the most was his "G3" (“Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give...

New Presentation by Speaker Kirk Cox’s Former Chief of Staff Lays Out “Virginia State...

Interesting presentation on the "Virginia State of Play" by Speaker Kirk Cox's former Chief of Staff Matt Moran, who - in true "Virginia Way"...

Time’s Up: Thirteen Democratic 2020 Presidential Candidates Have Filed for the March 3 Primary...

With six days hours to go until the deadline, it appears that four five six eight ten twelve Democratic 2020 presidential candidates - Bernie...

Senator Scott Surovell and Delegate Patrick Hope Introduce Justice Commission

Good stuff from Sen. Scott Surovell's office: Senator Surovell and Delegate Hope Introduce Justice Commission Mt. Vernon, VA — Senator Scott A. Surovell (D-Fairfax) and Delegate...

Video: Q&A Session at Virginia Redistricting Debate Clearly Demonstrates Why We Need a Fair...

For presumably technical reasons, the Arlington Independent Media (AIM) feed of last night's Virginia redistricting forum started somewhere in the middle of Del. Mark...

Thursday News: Thunberg Is Time “Person of the Year”; UK Votes; “Democrats seek leverage...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, December 12. Time’s Person of the Year is its...

“Strings Attached”: New Report Examines How Dominion, Other Utilities “Use Charitable Giving to Influence...

In the latest installment of how Dominion Energy epitomizes the corrupt, sleazy "Virginia Way," check out the new report from the Energy and Policy...
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