Monday, July 6, 2020

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Detailed Federal Data Finds Major Racial, Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Case Rates in Virginia

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This morning's NY Times has a fascinating article looking in detail at racial disparities in the COVID-19 pandemic: "Early numbers had shown that Black and...

Monday News: “U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Nears 130,000 as Infection Rate Surges”; “Donald...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, July 6. Russian democracy is a farce. Putin wants...

BREAKING: Dominion, Duke Announce They’re CANCELING the Atlantic Coast Pipeline!

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Whoa, amazingly good news for a change (see Dominion's press release, below)!  I just wanted to break the news for now...will provide further thoughts...

Fairfax County School Board Member: “I Want Kids to Learn and I Don’t Want...

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See below for a superb Facebook post by Fairfax County School Board member Laura Jane Cohen. I'd just add a few points: 1) school...

Sunday (7/5) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +639 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 65,748), +13 Hospitalizations...

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See below for graphics of the newly posted COVID-19 numbers by the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. So, at this point...

Frontrunner for the VA GOP’s 2021 Gubernatorial Nomination Rallies in Honor of “Far-Right Paramilitary...

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How did you spend *your* fourth of July holiday? Probably not like the frontrunner for the Virginia GOP's 2021 gubernatorial nomination, Amanda Chase, who...

Video: Panel of Conservative Virginians Opine on Trump’s Reelection Chances, Biden’s Best VP Pick,...

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A couple weeks ago, I posted on conservative Virginia political blog Bearing Drift's panel discussion, in which they opined that they didn't think Trump...

Sunday News: Trump’s “Vileness,” “Hatred” and “Naked Display of Panic”; “Biden vows to uproot...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, July 5. Stop making sense: why it's time to...

Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Justice for Rojai Fentress

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by Cindy Rojai Fentress walked out of prison on Wednesday, after spending 24 years incarcerated for a crime he didn’t commit. His lawyer’s black lab—a...

Joe Biden, Virginia Democrats on Celebrating Independence Day 2020: “Our nation was founded on...

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asdf Our nation was founded on a simple idea: We're all created equal. We've never lived up to it — but we've never stopped trying....

Independence Day (7/4) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +716 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 65,109), +23...

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See below for graphics of the newly posted COVID-19 numbers by the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. So, at this point...

New Harvard COVID-19 “Alert Level” Rating Tool Drills Down to County Level, Including in...

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This morning, NPR reported on a new tool "to drill down to more local data" on the COVID-19 pandemic. This week a team led by...

Independence Day News: “Trump Flouts Virus Rules, Warns Of ‘New Far-Left Fascism’ In Speech...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, Independence Day, July 4, 2020. This year, of course,...

Biden Campaign Announces National Latino Leadership Committee, Including Virginia Delegates Alfonso Lopez and Elizabeth...

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See below for a press release from the Joe Biden for President campaign on the newly announced  Latino Leadership Committee Co-Chaired by Former Secretaries...

Reform in Virginia Means Dashing the Specter of the Byrd Organization

by Thomas Bowman, cross posted from Resolute Strategies Group Many high-profile, liberal state laws became effective in Virginia on July 1. These laws begin to...

Video: “Long-Time Evil Henchman For the GOP” Rick Wilson and Professor Rachel Bitecofer...

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On the latest episode of Professor Rachel Bitecofer's most excellent "Election Whisperer" show (see video, below), Rick Wilson - "long-time evil henchman for the...

Friday (7/3) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +658 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 64,393), +49 Hospitalizations...

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See below for graphics of the newly posted COVID-19 numbers by the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. So, at this point...

Senator Tammy Duckworth and Congresswoman Elaine Luria Join National Women for Biden Call

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From the Joe Biden for President campaign: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 3, 2020 ICYMI: Senator Tammy Duckworth and Congresswoman Elaine Luria Join National Women for Biden Call Yesterday, Biden for President held a...

Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Joins Biden for President Muslim American Call

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From the Joe Biden for President campaign: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2020 ICYMI: Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Joins Biden for President Muslim American Call Today, Biden for President hosted a national...

Friday News: Ahead of July 4, “U.S. reports 55,000 COVID-19 cases in single day,...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, July 3. ‘We feel absolutely abandoned’: How the pandemic...

Dan Snyder *Could Have* Gotten Ahead of This, But…Of Course He Didn’t, Because He’s...

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A smart NFL team owner would, of course, have gotten ahead of this years ago, but obviously the Washington NFL team does not have...

It’s Imperative That FERC Reject Renewal of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

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by Freeda Cathcart Here is my submission to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline's request to renew its certification. It's...

Sen. Warner Introduces Provisions to NDA to Improve Reporting of White Supremacist Activity Within...

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From Sen. Mark Warner's office: WARNER INTRODUCES PROVISIONS TO NDAA TO IMPROVE REPORTING OF WHITE SUPREMACIST ACTIVITY WITHIN MILITARY RANKS, INCREASE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR MILITARY HOUSING...

Richmond Bids a Not-So-Fond Adieu to Statue of Confederate Naval Commander

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Another Confederate statue in Richmond has, at long last, been removed. This time, it's the state of  Matthew Fontaine Maury, "a Virginian resigned...

15 Virginia State Senators, Delegates Urge FERC Not To Let Dominion Continue With Its...

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Good to see everyone - Senators Creigh Deeds, John Bell, Jennifer Boysko, John Edwards, Ghazala Hashmi; Delegates Betsy Carr, Patrick Hope, Elizabeth Guzman, Chris...

“Until recently, I never thought we would have to use the national defense bill...

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Great work by Sen. Tim Kaine: "Until recently, I never thought we would have to use the national defense bill to make clear that...

Another Month, Another Dismal Jobs Report

From the Democratic Party of Virginia: Another Month, Another Dismal Jobs Report The second quarter has ended on a devastating note for the country with 15...

Thursday (7/2) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +532 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 63,735), +71 Hospitalizations...

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See below for graphics of the newly posted COVID-19 numbers by the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. So, at this point...

“A Disgrace”: Virginia Veterans Slam Trump’s Failure To Protect Targeted US Troops

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From the Democratic Party of Virginia: “A Disgrace”: Virginia Veterans Slam Trump’s Failure To Protect Targeted US Troops New reporting reveals that Donald Trump was briefed...

Thursday News: Trump’s BFF Putin Can Rule Until 2036; “Covid-19 Infections Set New Peak...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, July 2. American soldiers’ lives are in danger and Trump...
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