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Vanity Fair Profiles Sheila Bynum-Coleman in Her Race Against Republican Speaker Kirk Cox

From the VA House Democratic Caucus: Vanity Fair Profiles Sheila Bynum-Coleman in Her Race against Republican Speaker Kirk Cox RICHMOND (June 17, 2019) – On Monday, Vanity Fair published...

Virginia’s Green New Deal: Democrats’ Moment for Clean Energy, Justice, and Seizing the General...

by Andrew Reighart It may be Virginia Democrats’ worst-kept secret: after not quite taking control of the House of Delegates in 2017, enduring a string...

Live Video: Poor People’s Campaign Presidential Forum

From Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II: "Poor People's Campaign Presidential Forum: Don't miss a second of the Poor People's Campaign Moral Congress Presidential...

Reps. Beyer, Lieu Seek Office Of Special Counsel Investigation Of Jared Kushner For Hatch...

From Rep. Don Beyer's office: Beyer, Lieu Seek Office Of Special Counsel Investigation Of Jared Kushner For Hatch Act Violations June 17, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) –...

BREAKING: Supreme Court, in 5-4 Vote, Upholds New, Racially-“Unpacked” House of Delegates Districts

Very strange breakdown in this morning's Supreme Court 5-4 ruling (see below) in the Bethune-Hill" Virginia "racial packing" case, but the bottom line is...

BREAKING: Supreme Court, in 6-3 Vote, Upholds Virginia’s Ban on Uranium Mining

See below for another good Supreme Court ruling, again with a somewhat odd breakdown of Justices (6-3, with Roberts, Breyer and Alito dissenting)...this time...

Two Infographics: “Local Races Motivated Voters”; “Standout Precincts”

See below for two interesting graphics, courtesy of VPAP, on last Tuesday's elections turnout. As the Fairfax Dems put it, "it looks like local...

Monday News: “‘We have absolutely no appetite for going to war’ with Iran”; John...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, June 17.  Tom Cotton pushes for conflict with...

My Failure as a Father.

by Kellen Squire I was born and raised a dumb 'ole Iowa farmboy. It seems like an era so long ago we need carbon dating to...

AG Mark Herring Calls for Decriminalization of Cannabis in Virginia

More excellent work by AG Mark Herring: ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK HERRING CALLS FOR DECRIMINALIZATION OF CANNABIS IN VIRGINIA ~ Herring calls for the decriminalization of possession...

Sunday News: Hong Kong Protests; “Trump inches closer to war with Iran”; “GOP in...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, June 16. Protesters Fill the Streets of Hong Kong...

Video, Photos: Virginia Democratic Blue Commonwealth Gala Dinner

I'm not at the Virginia Democrats Blue Commonwealth Gala, but I'll post the live stream of C-SPAN's video here as soon as it's available...

The Case for Launching Impeachment is Overwhelming

In recent times, a flood of ideas has been pouring into my mind – ideas that swirl around two main propositions: That the case...

When Is the Time to Put People Before Party? More on Joe Morrissey

by Cindy I’ve been a Democrat since I first understood politics. My entire family, back multiple generations are all Democrats. The Party disappoints me occasionally,...

Far-Right VA State Sen. Amanda Chase (R), Who Berated Capitol Police, Rails Against “Evil”...

Just a reminder of what Democrats in Virginia, and really across the country, are up against these days: Republicans like Virginia State Sen. Amanda...

Video, Photos: Pete Buttigieg in Alexandria, Arlington

See below for video and photos from Mayor Pete Buttigieg's events yesterday in Alexandria and Arlington. I'm still a long ways off from picking...

Saturday News: “Iran and the U.S. Are on a Collision Course”; “Where the Climate...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, June 15. Hong Kong’s Leader, Yielding to Protests, Suspends...

New Jersey and Maine Head Towards 100% Clean Energy; Dominion-Dominated Virginia Left in the...

So let's get this straight: New Jersey and Maine are perfectly capable of moving towards 80%-100% renewable energy (see articles, below), but Virginia somehow...

Koch Brothers Gives Virginia Dems a Handy Guide for Several Districts We Need to...

Thanks to our pals at the Koch brothers' oxymoronic "Americans for Prosperity" and at The Bull Elephant for giving us a good shortlist (see...

Former Legislative Aide to Joe Morrissey Is on the Ballot as an Independent Candidate...

I'm with Democratic super-activist Cindy Cunningham on this one (see her post, below): "...if you were mad/embarrassed/stunned that convicted pedophile Joe Morrissey won the Democratic...

Leading Up to July 9 VA General Assembly Special Session, New Poll Finds “Virginians...

Leading up to the July 9 Virginia General Assembly special session on gun violence prevention, a new poll by Public Policy Polling for the Brady...

Friday News: “Is the Iran-U.S. tinderbox about to ignite?”; “Trump’s Collusion Confusion & Sarah...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, June 14.  Escalating tensions put U.S. and Iran on...

RAPID RESPONSE: RSLC Grasping to Show Signs of Life in Virginia

From the DLCC: RAPID RESPONSE: RSLC Grasping to Show Signs of Life in Virginia The GOP cherry-picks stats & redefines diversity WASHINGTON — In a desperate attempt...

FWIW Virginia: About That Election on Tuesday

From FWIW Virginia/ACRONYM: The primary election is over but not without some close calls and unseated incumbents along the way. The lines have been drawn...

Video: Pete Buttigieg Speaks in Arlington, Says We’re In a “Once or Twice-in-a-Lifetime Moment...

Thanks to an attendee for sharing his video (see below) of Pete Buttigieg speaking in an Arlington, VA backyard last night. According to ArlNow:...

House Passes Beyer Amendment To Require Increased Reporting On Unaccompanied Children From Federal Agencies

Great work as always by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA08): House Passes Beyer Amendment To Require Increased Reporting On Unaccompanied Children From Federal Agencies June 13, 2019...

Meredith Watson’s Attorney Replies to LG Justin Fairfax: “Fairfax refuses to answer questions in...

See below for the response by Meredith Watson's attorney, Nancy Erika Smith, to Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax, whose attorney is now calling for "prosecutors...

Why It’ll (Likely) Be Either Biden or Warren, and How We Should Decide Which

Narrowing the Field to Two In a very nice bit of analysis, Scott Rasmussen makes a very strong case that, out of the more than...

Video: Mark Warner Says Trump Comments About Foreign Interference “extraordinary even in a Trump...

Yesterday, "President" Trump went on national TV to actively encourage/solicit 2020 foreign interference in our elections. As Rick Wilson in the Daily Beast wrote,...

Some of the Stupidest Republican, Right-Wing “Hot Takes” on Tuesday’s Virginia Primary Elections

There have been a lot of really dumb reactions, by Republicans and right wingers, to Tuesday's Virginia Democratic primaries. See below for a few...
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