Saturday, February 16, 2019

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Democrat Amy Laufer Announces Bid for Virginia State Senate District 17 (49% Northam, 52%...

SD17 (Parts of Spotsylvania, Orange, Albemarle, Louisa, Culpeper counties and Fredericksburg City) is a potentially winnable district (Northam got 49% there in 2017 and...

Roanoke Times Publishes Op-Ed From Self-Proclaimed “White Supremacist” Who Argues that Anyone Mentioning Racism...

Generally speaking, I've viewed the Roanoke Times editorial board as not great, but not horrible in terms of partisan/ideological lean. As for their op-eds,...

“The 2019 Primary Season Has Begun”: Republican-Turned-Democrat vs. Democratic Socialist in HD50 (Manassas, PW...

So far, there are a bunch of Democratic primaries for Virginia House of Delegates, but very few against an incumbent Democratic delegate. In fact,...

Saturday News: “Fake Trump Emergency,” Rambling Press Conference Filled with Lies; “‘I Didn’t Need...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, February 16.  Europe says it will stick with the...

Council 20 of AFSCME, the Largest Public Sector Union in the County, Endorses Democrat Tim...

SPONSORED CONTENT Council 20 of AFSCME, the largest public sector union in the county, Endorses Democrat Tim Chapman for Chair of Fairfax County Board VIENNA, VA: Council...

Buckingham County Dem Committee Demands Gov. Northam, AG Herring Act Against Environmental Racism in...

Interesting statement by the Buckingham County Democratic Committee (see below) regarding Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax and Mark Herring. The two key parts are: 1)...

Governor Northam Signs Tax Conformity Legislation

From Gov. Ralph Northam's office: Governor Northam Signs Tax Conformity Legislation ~ Virginia Department of Taxation to begin processing individual income tax returns ~ RICHMOND—Today, Governor Ralph...

Poll: Despite All the Virginia Republican Outrage, Virginians Overwhelmingly Support Third-Trimester Abortion Where a...

With all the far-right hysteria (over-the-top language like "genocide," "infanticide" and "war" were tossed around) a few weeks ago over a bill to tweak...

Video: Del. Patrick Hope Defends Call for Impeachment of LG Justin Fairfax, Says It’s...

Del. Patrick Hope explains/defends his call for initiating an impeachment process against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax - see below for video and a transcript...

Alicia Plerhoples Announces Candidacy for Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Big news in the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair race, where there's now a fourth Democratic candidate - Alicia Plerhoples (see press release, below)...

Might William Barr Have Snookered Donald Trump?

So William Barr has been confirmed as the Attorney General of the United States. All but three Democrats voted against him. They had good...

Friday News: “National Emergencies Are for Autocrats”; “We have a national emergency, all right....

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, February 15. Brexit chaos: Theresa May loses yet another...

BREAKING: “Big Win for Voting Rights in Virginia”; Federal Court Orders State to “Immediately...

Finally, some good news! BREAKING: In a big win for voting rights in Virginia, Federal Court has ordered Virginia to make put final state House...

BREAKING: Virginia Del. Hala Ayala Proposes Rule Change to Try to Force Floor Vote...

Check out the following press release from Virginia Del. Hala Ayala. Maybe we can ratify the ERA after all, despite Virginia Republican obstinacy, ignorance,...

State Water Control Board to Discuss Mountain Valley Pipeline 401 Certification at Special Board...

See below for an interesting news release from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Is the State Water Control Board actually planning to assert...

Loudoun County Dems Vote to Condemn Anti-Semitic Comments by 86th House of Delegates District...

by Alfonso Nevarez, Loudoun County Democratic Committee Chair On Thursday, Feb. 7, the Loudoun County Democratic Committee voted to condemn anti-Semitic comments made by the...

February 14, 2018: A Reflection on the Year Since Parkland

By Barrett Fife I can’t believe it’s been a year. It feels like everything happened both just yesterday and an entire lifetime ago. I remember exactly...

How to Make Virginia Democrats Look Worse: Media Leaks

by Cindy I think we all know the Democratic Party in Virginia is desperately trying to recover from some horrific revelations about its top leaders....

Governor Northam Sends Letter Outlining Priorities to Budget Conferees, Stresses “Greater Focus on Issues...

See below for a press release from Gov. Northam's office, outlining priorities to budget conferees. Key points include: "In order for every Virginian to...

As Virginia Prepares to Join Carbon-Trading States, Arguments Erupt Over the Price of Admission

by Ivy Main, cross posted from Power for the People VA Virginia won’t enter the nine-state carbon emissions trading program known as the Regional Greenhouse...

Thursday News: “Manafort bombshell deepens mystery in Russia probe”; Omar vs. Abrams; “Northam has...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, February 14.  Manafort bombshell deepens mystery in Russia probe...

CNN Reporter Ryan Nobles: “Even without articles of impeachment the General Assembly HAS the...

See below for an interesting thread by CNN Washington Correspondent Ryan Nobles (formerly with WWBT/NBC12 in Richmond), as well as two of his citations...

Virginia Senate Republicans Pass House GOP Bill Preventing Climate Change Mitigation

The following press release from the Virginia House Democratic Caucus highlights yet another outrageously anti-environment move by Virginia Republicans - the party of polluters...

Perhaps Rep. McEachin and Sen. Kaine Can –Together — Create the Conversation on Race...

Many have proposed that the current "blackface" crises at the top of the Virginia government have created a "teachable moment," that it presents an...

Richmond Republicans’ Answer to Gun Violence — “More Guns in More Places”

by John F. Seymour, a 40-year resident of Arlington My wife — a former public school teacher — helps out regularly in our grandson’s first...

Wednesday News: “Trump Edges Toward Taking Shutdown-Averting Border Deal”; “Trump makes wild claim that...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, February 13. How to Cut U.S. Emissions Faster? Do...

Video: Justin Fairfax Accuser Dr. Vanessa Tyson Speaks on Sexual Violence

Dr. Vanessa Tyson, speaking earlier this evening at a Stanford University symposium entitled, “Betrayal and Courage in the Age of #MeToo," had a lot...

Senators Warner, Kaine Announce Opposition to William Barr Nomination for Attorney General

He's probably going to be confirmed on a party-line vote, but regardless, I'm glad to see both Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner opposing...

Commonwealth Institute Outlines Adverse Racial Equity Impact of Proposed House and Senate Budgets

Great analysis from the Commonwealth Institute on the many, many failings (e.g., in the areas of racial equity, health care, education, housing, democracy and...

Video: Sen. Tommy Norment (R), Who Edited VMI Yearbook “Filled with Racist Photos and...

In this morning's State Senate session, Majority Leader Tommy Norment (R) - who while at  VMI edited a yearbook “filled with racist photos and...
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