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Monday News: Sen. Flake Calls for Kavanaugh Vote Delay, Accuser to Be Heard First; Florence Keeps Wreaking Havoc; “‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ Is a Myth”; Virginia Newspapers’ Death Spiral

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, September 17. Regarding the Virginia Mercury story on the precipitous decline in Virginia’s corporate media, I’m glad they did the story, although this has been obvious to anyone who has paid attention, talked to ex-journalists, etc. over the years. At this point, there are VERY few reporters – let alone reporters with years of experience and “institutional memory” – covering Virginia politics. And, of course, the “bad guys” know this. Remember that Democracy Dies in Darkness, as the WaPo slogan says…