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Bill To Make Virginia AG’s Office of Civil Rights Permanent Headed...

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From AG Mark Herring's office: BILL TO MAKE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS PERMANENT HEADED TO GOVERNOR’S DESK ~ The Senate today passed legislation that will make...

Pamela Karlan, Who Taught at UVA Law School for 10 Years,...

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This is great news (h/t: Lloyd Snook), as Pamela Karlan is absolutely brilliant, a super-strong progressive, and also someone with strong Virginia connections ("From...

AG Mark Herring Launches Office of Civil Rights Within Attorney General’s...

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From AG Mark Herring's office: HERRING LAUNCHES OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS WITHIN ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE ~ Expanded and re-organized Office will centralize and enhance Attorney General...

Election Campaign Signs of Arlington Democrats and Civil Rights Icon and...

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The following is from the Arlington County Democratic Committee. Absolutely disgusting behavior, presumably by Trump supporters... Election Campaign Signs of Arlington Democrats and Civil Rights...

Video: Virginia Republicans Vote to Deny Climate Science *AND* Against Resolution...

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How low can Virginia Republicans go? Check out the following, from yesterday's House Rules Committee meeting, in which the committee's Republican members voted against: HJ136,...

Thoughts on the Historical Sources of Democratic Weakness

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In the present fraught moment -- with the Democrats hesitating in dealing with by far the most impeachable President America has ever had --...

My Nostalgia (talking to conservatives about what’s happened to America)

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This piece is running in newspapers in my very red congressional district (VA-06). ***************************** There’s much about how the world has changed in my lifetime for...

Malign Alignment: How an Alliance of America’s Darkest Forces Made the...

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This piece has lately run in newspapers in my conservative congressional District (VA-06). ************************* As I am writing this, the Republicans in the Congress are trying...

Video: Ferguson Reid, First African-American elected to VA Gen. Assembly Since...

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If you've never met him or spoken with him, you've definitely missed out. Dr. William Ferguson "Fergie" Reid, for those of you who aren't...

Comstock’s Resolution Honoring Bork Demonstrates She is Too Extreme for Northern...

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Lately, Barbara Comstock has taken to declaring how she is focused on supposedly sensible, bipartisan solutions for Northern Virginia, a strange posture for the woman who headed the RNC’s effort to destroy Vice President Al Gore’s reputation and was a close associate of the infamous Monica Goodling – of DOJ US Attorney scandal. For details on this part of Comstock's history, see here.

But as we already know, Barbara Comstock is anything but a moderate. For the gory details of her extreme voting record, see here.

Upon closer scrutiny, Comstock’s record gets even worse: She has identified herself as a dedicated admirer of Judge Robert Bork, one of the most extreme arch-conservative legal thinkers, whose views were so far out of the mainstream that his Supreme Court nomination was rejected by a 58-42 vote in the 1980s. Comstock was the chief patron of a bill in the House of Delegates, HR 67 honoring Judge Bork – despite his reputation. See here

What makes Bork so extreme that it calls her judgment into question? Based on articles at ThinkProgress  and here, controversial stances Bork has taken include: