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David Rothkopf: “all of these abhorrent views, all of these unconscionable positions are held...

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See here and below for a brilliant thread by David Rothkopf on the gun violence epidemic.  Read it all, forward it to your state...

Video: Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA02) Campaign Releases “Oath,” Highlights the Navy Veteran’s Continued Service...

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From Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA02)'s reelection campaign:  Luria Campaign Releases “Oath,” Highlights the Navy Veteran’s Continued Service to Support and Defend Constitution  VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – A...

Virginia 10-Day New COVID-19 Cases Down 86% Compared to 1/19; Hospitalizations Down to 609...

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See below for the latest COVID-19 statistics for Virginia, courtesy of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA). As you...

Tuesday News: “The BA.5 COVID Surge Is Here”; “Horror in Highland Park: the Sixth...

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by Lowell Here are a few international, national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, July 5. Climate change: 'Sand battery' could solve...

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA11): “The gun lobby and its Republican puppets have robbed Americans...

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Another day, another mass shooting in America, this time in Highland Park, Illinois, a small town of 30,000 people located 25 miles north of...

David Rothkopf: This July 4th, “I am not over-confident and none of us should...

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See below for a superb Independence Day 2022 thread by the brilliant David Rothkopf. Let's not just hope he's right, let's all work to...

Audio: Former VA Secretary of Education Atif Qarni Rips Time Magazine “Nonsense and Baloney”...

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On Friday, July 1, I had a chance to catch up with former Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni, and given all that’s happened...

Fourth of July News: “Commodity Price Slide Raises Hopes Inflation May Ease”; “Justices lied...

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by Lowell Here are a few international, national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, July 4. Can't discuss shocks to world economy...

IL Governor’s Chief of Staff Says Karen Tumulty’s WaPo Op-Ed Arguing Youngkin’s a “Sane”...

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Exactly right by IL Gov. JB Pritzker's chief of staff, Anne Caprara, on the abysmally bad op-ed by Washington Post Deputy Editorial Page Editor...

Audio: Former VA Sec. Education Atif Qarni Says Youngkin’s Assault on the Community College...

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On Friday, July 1, I had a chance to catch up with former Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni, and given all that’s happened...

Youngkin’s New Appointees to the VMI Board Include a Herschel Walker/Donald Trump Donor; a...

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On Friday, Gov. Glenn Youngkin made a slew of appointments to the Virginia Board of Education and to colleges'/universities' Boards of Visitors. For some...

Sunday News: “Summer in America is becoming hotter, longer and more dangerous”; “10 ways...

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by Lowell Here are a few international, national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, July 3. Blasts kill 3 in Russian border...

Senators Warner, Kaine Applaud Plans to Allow Adoption of Nearly 4,000 Dogs from Envigo...

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From Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine: WARNER & KAINE APPLAUD PLANS TO ALLOW ADOPTION OF NEARLY FOUR THOUSAND DOGS FROM ENVIGO BREEDING FACILITY IN CUMBERLAND ~ Move comes...

Video: Former Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA05) Says Attacks on Cassidy Hutchinson Like “The Godfather”;...

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See below for video and a few highlights of former Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA05) - and former advisor to the 1/6 Select Committee -...

Audio: Former VA Secretary of Education Atif Qarni “Pleasantly Surprised” at Two of Youngkin’s...

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On Friday, July 1, I had a chance to catch up with former Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni, and given all that's happened...

Saturday News: “Ukraine Has Exposed Russia as a Not-So-Great Power”; “Cassidy Hutchinson vs. the...

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by Lowell Here are a few international, national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, July 2. Congrats Arizona! You made the Wyoming debate...

VA State Senator Dave Marsden: Understanding the Passion for Guns

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by State Senator Dave Marsden (D-Burke) Since my first election in 2006 I have attempted to understand the thinking of gun owners who take an...

Friday Night Update from the ER in Arlington, VA: “Abortion is healthcare and the...

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Thanks as always to Dr. Mike Silverman, Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, for these superb updates! The last...

Judge DENIES Envigo’s Motion; All 4,000 Surviving Beagles May Soon Be Bound for Adoption

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Good news from PETA.org: Judge DENIES Envigo’s Motion; All 4,000 Surviving Beagles May Soon Be Bound for Adoption Lynchburg, Va. — In the latest order issued in the...

Virginia 10-Day New COVID-19 Cases Down 86% Compared to 1/19; Hospitalizations Down to 591...

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See below for the latest COVID-19 statistics for Virginia, courtesy of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA). As you...

Molly Ball Pens the Most Pathetically Bad Article Ever Written About Glenn Youngkin?

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See below for some responses to an unbelievably bad article ("The Education of Glenn Youngkin") on Glenn Youngkin by Molly Ball in Time Magazine...

Massive Cluster@#!%: Youngkin’s New Executive Order Puts Trump’s EPA Director (and Fossil Fuel Industry...

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It's hard to tell what the worst part of Youngkin's latest executive order (Executive Order 19) is: He wants to slash "Virginia's regulatory burdens,"...

Friday News: Trumpist/Extremist Supreme Court “a threat to the world”; Congress Can/Must Rein In...

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by Lowell Here are a few international, national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, July 1. Factory growth feeble in June, feeding...

Many New Virginia Laws Go Into Effect Today; Here Are a Bunch of Them

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From VA State Senator Adam Ebbin, see below for an update on new laws taking effect today: Many new laws go into effect today, July...

VA-02 Republicans in Disarray: Primary Opponent Refuses to Endorse Jen Kiggans

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From DPVA: VA-02 Republicans in Disarray: Primary Opponent Refuses to Endorse Jen Kiggans Richmond, VA –  It’s trouble in paradise for Republicans in Virginia’s 2nd District. After a...

Yesli Vega Is Hiding Her Extreme Positions on Abortion Bans in Cases of Rape,...

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From DPVA: Vega Is Hiding Her Extreme Positions on Abortion Bans in Cases of Rape, Incest, or Life-Threatening Pregnancies Richmond, VA – Yesli Vega knows her positions...

Video: Virginia’s First Jewish Speaker, Eileen Filler-Corn, Joins with Rabbis, Jewish Leaders, All of...

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This morning, former Virginia House Speaker, Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, held a press conference with Jewish physicians and Rabbis to discuss "last week's Supreme Court...

Reps. Beyer, Connolly, Wexton, McEachin Rip “Outrageous” Decision by “Out of Control,” “Extreme Conservative...

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See below for reactions from Representativesa Don Beyer (D-VA08), Gerry Connolly (D-VA11) and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA10) to this morning's "outrageous" decision by the far-right/illegitimate...

Virginia 10-Day New COVID-19 Cases Down 86% Compared to 1/19; Hospitalizations Down to 603...

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See below for the latest COVID-19 statistics for Virginia, courtesy of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA). As you...

Rep. Gerry Connolly Addresses NATO Madrid Summit, Stresses Importance of Defending Democracy 

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asdf Connolly Addresses NATO Madrid Summit, Stresses Importance of Defending Democracy  Washington, D.C. - NATO PA President Gerald E. Connolly (United States) addressed NATO’s Heads of State and Government...