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Fighting the Good Fight in Virginia Beach Against Three Jolly Stolles

BREAKING NEWS:  The Democratic mayor of Norfolk, Kenneth Alexander, has endorsed the Republican candidate for Virginia Beach Sheriff, Ken Stolle.  Yay Team. Virginia Democrats...

The Next Important 2017 Election is in Fairfax County, VA (and...

Blue Virginians!  Below is a posting (from a few weeks ago by the Fairfax County Democrats) on a critical special election — August 29. The...

Dave Brat does the twist over the Comey firing

Dave Brat got himself good and grilled at a boisterous town hall meeting May 9th.  Brat took a question on whether he'd support the...

Breaking News: Massie Turns Tail – Won’t Face VanValkenburg

UPDATE:  Eddie Whitlock, the chair of the Henrico County Republican Committee, will replace Massie on the ticket. Del. James P. Massie III (VA-72) has called...

How Should the Media Cover Donald Trump?

This piece will be appearing in newspapers in my conservative congressional district (VA-06) In both word and deed, Donald Trump is a most unusual political...

Res ipsa loquitur – the matter speaks for itself

Donald Trump's lame apology, followed by the even lamer remarks of Dave Brat.  Thank goodness Eileen Bedell had intelligent things to say!  The CBS...

How the Media Drives the Tragedy of Trump: Pushing “Balance”, Losing...

Cross-posted at Daily Kos "Freedom of opinion is a farce unless truth is respected." - Hannah Arendt The media’s trashing of Hillary Clinton for so many...

Saturday News: President Obama Talks About the Sorry State of American...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, February 13. Also see President Obama's weekly address, in...

National and Virginia News Headlines: Saturday Morning

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, June 27.

*The Grand Old Party's future shock ("Friday's Supreme Court ruling shows Republicans fumbling for answers in an America changing faster than they are.")
*One Thing the Conservative Dissents Have in Common: Self-Loathing ("Where was all this "five unelected judges" chatter when they handed down Citizens United?")
*Justices affirm gays' right to marry ("The court's 5-to-4 decision marks the culmination of an unprecedented upheaval in public opinion and the nation's jurisprudence.")
*Obama's extraordinary day covers triumph, grief, grace ("He celebrated the morning's court decision on gay marriage. Hours later, he mourned Charleston's shooting victims.")
*The Supreme Court officially catches up with America on gay marriage
*Islamic State says it killed dozens in Kuwait, Tunisia ("The militant group claimed responsibility for attacks that killed more than 60 people, raising fears that a global surge of terror strikes could be imminent.")
*Look away from the Confederate flag to what Mr. Roof held in his other hand
*Andrew Sullivan: It Is Accomplished
*Hillary Clinton attacks Republicans as 'party of the past' ("In a sharp speech to a Virginia crowd, the Democrat jabbed at her rivals repeatedly.")
*Clinton brings her 2016 presidential campaign to Northern Virginia
*In Virginia, Clinton tells GOP to "move on"
*Virginia advocates for gay marriage hail Supreme Court ruling
*Va. GOP to decide: Convention or primary to choose a 2016 candidate? (Go convention! Also poll tax! LOL)
*Va. GOP makes key 2016 decision Saturday - convention or primary? ("Former Rep. Tom Davis, a Republican who represented Fairfax and Prince William counties in Congress from 1995 to 2008, said that choosing to pick a presidential candidate in a convention 'would be stupid in several ways.'")
*Scalia tried to make the court a conservative stronghold. He failed. ("With Obamacare, the Justice's legislative vision has been dealt a death blow." I'd argue he's done a huge amount of damage nonetheless, with cases like Citizens United and Bush v. Gore...)
*Antonin Scalia Dissent In Marriage Equality Case Is Even More Unhinged Than You'd Think ("Unhinged" is definitely the right word for this guy.)
*Barack Obama is officially one of the most consequential presidents in American history (Especially given the vitriol and "massive resistance" aimed his way by the right wing in this country!)
*President Obama preaches - and sings - in protest of racism
*Virginia Attorney General Herring Hails SCOTUS Marriage Ruling
*Ken Cuccinelli: Same-Sex Marriage Decision 'Ripped From The States' (I'm still amazed and horrified that this guy was ever elected to higher office in Virginia.)
*George Allen evolves - in a big way - on gay marriage ("To say former Virginia governor and U.S. senator George Allen has evolved on gay rights is an understatement. His shift is more revolution than evolution.")
*Gay marriage ruling draws mixed responses in Hampton Roads, Virginia
*Fairfax School Board approves adding transgender topic to teens' class
*Scherzer flirts with perfection again as Nationals win seventh straight (This guy is amazing.)
*Periods of heavy rain and storms Saturday, pretty pleasant Sunday

National and Virginia News Headlines: Tuesday Morning

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, June 16.

*Pope Francis blasts global warming deniers in leaked draft of encyclical ("He backed the science behind climate change, citing 'a very considerable consensus.'")
*Want to fix the world? Start by making clean energy a default setting (Also make energy efficiency, such as LEED Platinum buildings, net-zero-energy homes and smart growth default settings.)
*Pope Francis' Climate Change Encyclical Just Leaked. Here's What It Says. ("Humans are causing climate change, and there will be 'grave consequences' if we don't act fast, warns the pope." Bingo.)
*Al-Qaeda says No. 2 leader died in U.S. strike (Good riddance.)
*Islamic State routed from stronghold ("A Kurdish-Syrian rebel force backed by U.S. airstrikes took the town of Tal Abyad with little resistance, raising new questions about the extremist group's vaunted military capabilities." Nice!)
*Jeb Bush runs away from his family name (Pathetic.)
*Jeb inspires the nation: In America, any son and brother of presidents can grow up to be president! ("Jeb Bush announced his 2016 candidacy with the improbable story of how he's been privileged since birth")
*Jeb's logo can't hide the troublesome family name
*Rachel Dolezal Leaves N.A.A.C.P. Post as Past Discrimination Suit Is Revealed (Bizarre.)
*Republicans in House Seek Way to Revive Trade Bill
*Democrats face gut-check moment on spending ("They aim to force Republicans to increase domestic spending by killing GOP funding bills.")
*Editorial: Transgender issue demands attention
*Webb says he'll decide on 2016 race by end of June ("Former Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., said in a radio interview in Iowa Monday that he is nearing a decision on a presidential run.")
*Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine omits disclosure of Spain stay
*Va. GOP reflects on Bush announcement ("Some wary of family 'dynasty' but others say he could win")
*Democrats name Bagby as candidate in July 21 special election to fill Morrissey's seat
*Our view: Herring should back fiduciary for Sweet Briar
*Casey: The Roanoke Tea Party's losing streak grows longer
*Opinion/Editorial: Clarity on executions is essential ("Among those wondering whether Virginia was at risk of repeating Oklahoma's debacle was Del. Scott A. Surovell, D-Fairfax.")
*Montgomery County supervisors opt for unity in regional fight against Mountain Valley Pipeline
*Rays hammer Gonzalez, Nats, 6-1 (Well, at least they have one consistently great starting pitcher...Max Scherzer.)
*D.C. area forecast: Heat, humidity and storms repeat today; Nicer Wednesday