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The Jungle, Revisited in the Time of Coronavirus

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Over a hundred years ago, Upton Sinclair exposed the shocking working conditions in the meat packing industry, in The Jungle. This week the Trump Administration...

Does Governor Northam’s Push to Delay Enactment of Labor Reforms Make...

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by Cindy Virginia WILL someday drag herself up from the bottom of the list of places to work—but she sure isn’t moving up without a...

Will Democratic Party of Virginia Staff Unionize?

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By Josh Stanfield of Activate Virginia Last week, I ran across an obscure story out of South Dakota that piqued my curiosity. I’d never really...

Video: April Moore (Running Against Mark Obenshain) Fields Questions on the...

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In late January, my wife April Moore posted here the text of the speech with which she launched her campaign for Virginia State Senate...

The “Right-to-Work” Con

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This piece will be appearing in newspapers in my conservative congressional district (VA-06). When I was involved in electoral politics here in Virginia, I was...

It is time for us to lead

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What this election tells me is that real leadership will have to come from elsewhere, from outside of Washington, perhaps from elected officials in statehouses or municipal buildings that are closer to the people, from foundations and grass-roots organizations, from the labor movement and houses of worship and community centers.
Those words are from the first of the final three paragraphs of Bob Herbert's Tone-Deaf in D.C., his NY Times op ed this morning, which begins simply enough:  
It would be easy to misread the results of Tuesday's elections, and it looks as if the leaders of both parties are doing exactly that.
It is, as is usually the case with Herbert, a good and thought-provoking column which I suggest you read.  Many will agree with his analysis of the response of both parties to Tuesday's results.  

It is the conclusion of his piece, beginning with the paragraph with which I started, that catches my attention.

It is that idea I want to explore, because I think that may be the real hope for the future.