Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Fairfax County Sheriff Terminates Intergovernmental Service Agreement with ICE

Good to see... Sheriff Terminates Intergovernmental Service Agreement with ICE Fairfax County Sheriff Stacey A. Kincaid has notified Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that the Sheriff’s...

Why Arlington’s Only Elected Republican Could Be Toast This November

Four years ago, in 2014, Republican John Vihstadt - running as a self-proclaimed "Independent" - shocked Arlington Democrats by first defeating the Democratic nominee...

Why Senator McConnell Is Sure to Keep (or “Keep”) His Promise

There's been lots of talk about how taking a promise from Senator McConnell is something only a fool would do, after all his previous...

Looking to VA05: Democrat Roger Dean Huffstetler Out with Powerful Introductory/Biographical Video

The 2010 Tea Party wave replaced dozens of thoughtful Democratic Party politicians with #alternativefacts, (climate) science-denying, extremist Republicans. Those Republicans have been damaging the...

Video: Powerful, Emotional Speeches by Va. Delegates Kory, Fowler, Boysko on 45th Anniversary of...

Yesterday in the Virginia House of Delegates, several women stood up to speak about the 45th anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision guaranteeing...

Community Choice Aggregation

by Morris Meyer  Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) allows municipalities to select the delivered energy mix for their community.   CCA programs allow municipalities to define their...

Tuesday News: “The Jell-O President and the Shutdown”; Trump Solar Tariffs a Jobs-Killing Tax;...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, January 23. Trump hits solar imports with tariff but...

Video: Virginia LG Justin Fairfax Walks Out as Republican Senator Pays “Tribute to the...

Check out the video, below, which shows Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax (D) recognizing Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Augusta County). Hanger then proceeds to...

Video: Senate Republicans Vote to Keep Virginia as One of 21 States Where Adultery...

Another day of Republican idiocy in the Virginia General Assembly. See below for Exhibit A, as in "adultery" (specifically, Republicans - with the exception...

Virginia Environmental Groups, Others Start to Comment on the $a$law/Wagner/Kilgore Give-Dominion-Everything-It-Wants Bill

It's taken a few days to analyze HB1558, the  so-called “bipartisan” bill (translation: Dominion wrote it, with support from their bought-and-paid-for lackeys like Dick Saslaw,...

Sens. Kaine, Warner Joint Statement on Vote to Reopen the Government

The Senate just voted overwhelmingly (81-18) to reopen the federal government through February 8, with a commitment by Majority Leader McConnell to take up...

Citizen Surveillance Launched for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

See below for a press release from the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance A citizen initiative to monitor construction activities of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is...

Opinion: SB837, HB1528 Will Increase Choice, Competition and Environmental Performance in Virginia

by John Hanger, former Pennsylvania state utility regulator and former Secretary of the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection  The Virginia General Assembly soon will consider vital...

An Open Letter to Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA01): Your Silence is Atrocious

As has become commonplace over the last year, the news cycle over the past week has been dominated by congressional incompetency, presidential degeneration, or...

Russians Helping Trump Now: Both Threat and Opportunity for Democrats

It is being widely reported that the Russian propaganda machine that helped make Trump President are promoting Trump's blaming the Democrats for the...

NY Times Journalistic Malpractice re: Women’s March(es) 2018?

Tweets are read 100s or 1000s of times more than the items they link to. Headlines are read 10s to 100s of times more than...

Monday News: #TrumpShutdown Continues, “Blubbery Old Fool” #FAIL; Dems Have 12-Point Lead in Midterms...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, January 22. Workweek begins as shutdown rolls into third...

One Democrat (Tom Hicks) Drops Out of VA-01 Race, Endorses Another Candidate (John Suddarth)

I missed this the other day, but one Democratic candidate in VA-01 (Tom Hicks) has dropped out and endorsed another candidate, John Suddarth (see press release...

Video: Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA04) – “This Trump shutdown was completely avoidable”

Rep. Donald McEachin nails it, as he almost always does, this time on the #TrumpShutdown - who caused it (Trump and the Republicans), the...

Video: Tree-Clearing Operations Begin for Atlantic Coast Pipeline; “all of Dominion’s feel-good propaganda is...

As usual, local activists and citizen journalists are far ahead of the corporate media in covering stuff like this -- great job by everyone...

Video: “Dominion Dick” Saslaw Asked at Falls Church Town Hall Yesterday About Banning Dominion...

At yesterday's town hall meeting in Falls Church with Sen. "Dominion Dick" Saslaw, a concerned private citizen (Lainie Singerman; see video below) asked Saslaw...

Poll: If the Department of Legislative Services Didn’t Write the Dominion Bill, Who Did?

Note the language in the upper-right-hand corner of HB1558 (see screen shot below), the so-called "bipartisan" bill "to end Dominion rate freeze, promise rebates," which...

Sunday News: “Welcome to Trump’s whatever shutdown”; “Negotiating with Jell-O”; “Trump Doctor” on SNL

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, January 21. Women's March On Washington: 'We Are A...

Marques Jones: Progressive Activist for the VA 12th Senate District!

by H. “Bud” Cothern. Ed.D. Intelligent, Personable, Talented, Experienced. They are all adjectives that define my friend, Marques Jones.  Marques is truly an exceptional person....

Photos, Video: Women’s March 2018

I'll add photos and video from today's Women's March 2018, particularly as they're Virginia-related, in this blog post. Thanks to everyone who's marching today...

Virginia Elected Officials, Candidates Comment on Trump/GOP Government Shutdown

See below for comments by Virginia elected officials and candidates on the Trump/GOP government shutdown. As usual, Republicans prove that the party which doesn't...

Saturday News: #TrumpShutdown “Because Donald Trump Doesn’t Know What He’s Doing”; Dominion Continues to...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, January 20. Government shuts down on one-year anniversary of...
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Correspondence from Virginia House Dem Leadership to GOP Leadership Provides Context, Background on Republican...

Earlier today, the Richmond Times-Dispatch published dueling letters between Virginia House Democratic Leader David Toscano and Speaker Kirk Cox (R), in which Cox "rejected a...

Gerrymandering’s collateral damage at center of fight over Virginia House control

by Sue Sturgis, cross posted from Facing South Republican Bob Thomas (left) got 73 more votes than Democrat Joshua Cole (right) in the race for...

There Are Three VA GOP 2018 U.S. Senate Candidates. We Know Two (Corey Stewart,...

Currently, there are three Virginia Republicans vying for the nomination to get crushed by to take on Sen. Tim Kaine in November. Those three...
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