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Ashamed, As an American, and a Human (My latest op/ed in my very red...

I am feeling ashamed, and I do not like the feeling. All my life, I’ve been into the heroic. I’ve taken pleasure in movies that...

Endorsement: Debra Rodman for Virginia State Senate (SD-12)

Virginia's 12th State Senate district (92.5% Henrico County, 7.5% Hanover County) is yet another one that Democrats have a shot at picking up in...

Easter Sunday News: Sri Lanka Church, Hotel Bombings Kill Around 200; “In a Functional...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia for Sunday, April 21. Happy Easter, Happy Passover and Happy Spring to everyone. Sri Lanka Bombings...

Video: League of Women Voters Candidate Forum for the Democratic Primary in HD57

See below for video from Thursday's HD57 candidate forum, put on by the League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area. The candidates, both...

ENDORSEMENT: Kenny Boddye for Occoquan District (PW County) Supervisor

Continuing on with my "easy" endorsements, we now turn to Kenny Boddye, who is running for the Democratic nomination for Occoquan District (Prince William...

Democratic Black Caucus of Virginia Asks Candidate Kevin M. Wade to Withdraw Due to...

See below for a statement by the Democratic Black Caucus of Virginia asking Kevin Wade, who is challenging Del. Luke Torian (D-HD52) in the...

Impressed with Elizabeth Warren on Impeachment

It was from an email I received yesterday that Elizabeth Warren sent to her list that I learned of her call for impeachment. She impressed...

Saturday News: “Trump Says ‘Game Over,’ but Winter Is Coming”; “Trump seethes after Mueller...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, April 20. Two teenagers arrested in the killing of...

Virginia Admits Biomass Isn’t Carbon Neutral, But Treats It As Zero Emissions in Climate...

Cross-posted with permission from the Partnership for Policy Integrity blog It might seem like nothing but good news for the environment that Virginia Gov. Ralph...

BREAKING: Virginia Air Pollution Control Board Votes 5-2 to Limit CO2 Pollution, Participate in...

Good news for a change; see below for a press release from Virginia Interfaith Power and Light , as well as some video! According...

Are Northern VA Commonwealth’s Attorneys Races Going to Be Another Soros-Funded Slugfest?

Over the past few years, billionaire and "Democratic mega-donor" George Soros has been heavily involved in funding efforts aimed at "reshaping the American justice...

Homophobia and the Republican Party: E.W. Jackson Rants About Two Men Kissing, Says Pete...

by Edwin Santana A segment from E.W. Jackson’s radio show Tuesday is a stark reminder of our not so distant past with homophobia in politics....

Should William Barr Be Impeached?

Yesterday, I wrote here about the possibility of impeaching William Barr. My thought at the time was to use that threat in case Barr's...

It’s a REAL Problem That Well Over a Dozen Parks Are Slated for Future...

by Chris Ambrose Great to see Congressman Connolly weigh in on the important issue of saving Blake Lane Park.  One irony in his letter is...

Endorsement: Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate

Four years ago, we had a great chance to win back the Virginia State Senate, with the key district being SD10 (57% Northam; Chesterfield...

Friday News: “Mueller didn’t charge Trump — but his report is a brutal indictment”;...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, April 19.  The Surprises in the Mueller Report ("The...

Debra Rodman: I am who I am – on the campaign trail and in...

by Del. Debra Rodman I decided to run for office in early 2017, because my Republican Delegate was a doctor who opposed Medicaid expansion. He...

AG Mark Herring Calls on EPA to Withdraw Proposal to Undermine Mercury and Air...

From AG Mark Herring's office...more excellent work from someone who's done a superb job for Virginia (and, of course, infinitely better than if we...

FWIW Virginia: “T-Mac’s Back”; “Dems on Offense”; Candidates with Larger Number, More Engaged Social...

From ACRONYM/FWIW Virginia: First quarter finance reports are out, and Republicans continue to have a cash advantage in Virginia. But Democrats have narrowed the overall gap they...

The Meaning of the Battle Over the Mueller Report, and One Good Way to...

I write this piece without knowing yet how suspicious, or not, Barr's redactions appear to be. (Though I've been making efforts to find out...

Read the Redacted Mueller Report; Dem Elected Officials, Candidates Reactions to Bill Barr’s Appalling...

See below for the redacted Mueller report, as well as reactions from Democrats to Bill Barr's appalling/disgraceful press conference this morning, etc. Mueller Report on...

Video: Sen. Barbara Favola Debates Dem Challenger Nicole Merlene at AYD Forum

I'll try to add some commentary on this later. For now, here are the videos from last night's Arlington Young Dems' debate between State...

Video: Arlington/Falls Church Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos Debates Dem Challenger Parisa Tafti at AYD...

I'll probably go back in later and add some more commentary, but for now, here's video from last night's Arlington/Falls Church Commonwealth's Attorney debate,...

Video: Del. Alfonso Lopez Debates Democratic Challenger J.D. Spain at AYD Forum

I'll try to add some comments on this later today, but for now, here are the videos from last night's Arlington Young Dems debate...

Thursday News: “Mueller Day”; Schumer, Pelosi Blast Barr’s “indefensible plan to spin the report...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, April 18.  North Korea Tells Trump: We Don't Want...

Rep. Gerry Connolly Urges Fairfax County NOT to Destroy Blake Lane Park, “home to...

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA11), formerly Fairfax County Board Chair, has written to current Chair Sharon Bulova and Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand,...

VA House Democratic Leader Eileen Filler-Corn Launches “Energized for Change” PAC

From VA House Dem Leader Eileen Filler-Corn: Friend, I am writing to you today with some exciting news and I want you to be the first...

I Agree with Sen. Louise Lucas: TMac Should Focus on Virginia, NOT Run for...

With former Gov. Terry McAuliffe about to make some sort of announcement regarding a possible run for president in 2020, I'm 100% with Sen....

Video, Photos: Beto O’Rourke Continues Barnstorm of Virginia

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is busy barnstorming Virginia. See below for video and photos. And again, I want to see *every* 2020...

Despite Massive Dropoff in Northam/Fairfax/Herring Fundraising, Virginia Dems Closing the Money Gap

Despite what clearly has been a huge dropoff in fundraising by Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring in...
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