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Sunday News: Texas Shooting; Hurricane Dorian, September 1, 1939 WWII Anniversary…and...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, September 1. Lightning tonight in Hurricane Dorian.Breathtaking view from space....

Tuesday News: “Trump, Tax Cuts and Terrorism”; “Trump the Accomplice”; “The...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, August 6.  China Acts to Limit Yuan Plunge, Bringing...

Texas Prosecutors Consider Criminal Justice Reform Amid Controversy

SPONSORED CONTENT For years, prosecutors across different states and counties have had immense discretion in the cases they prosecute, and those they do not. Until...

Virginia Politicians Weigh In on Santa Fe, TX School Shootings

See below for comments and thoughts by Virginia politicians about the school shootings in Santa Fe, Texas this morning. Sen. Tim Kaine (D) "My heart breaks...

Monday News: Texas Church Massacre; Tomorrow’s Virginia’s Day to Soundly Reject...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, November 6. At least 26 people killed in Texas...

SCOTUS Abortion Clinic Ruling: Speaker Howell, Ken Cuccinelli, etc. Having a...

Great news from the Supreme Court a few minutes ago. See Josh Israel's tweet below, and also Progress Virginia's statement. Meanwhile, poor Bill Howell,...

Virginia Should “Take Aim At New Texas Standards” As Well

This is a great idea that Virginia should adopt as well.
...A new bill introduced in the state Senate by Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) seeks to ensure that none of the Texas standards are allowed to be used in California in any fashion.

Under Yee's bill, SB1451, the California Board of Education would be required to look out for any of the Texas content as part of its standard practice of reviewing public school textbooks. The board must then report any findings to the legislature and to the secretary of education.

Among other lunacy, the new Texas "standards" "say that the McCarthyism of the 1950s was later vindicated -- something most historians deny -- draw an equivalency between Jefferson Davis's and Abraham Lincoln's inaugural addresses, say that international institutions such as the United Nations imperil American sovereignty, and include a long list of Confederate officials about whom students must learn." As I said, "lunacy."

So, which delegate(s) and which state senator(s) are going to introduce this legislation in the next Virginia General Assembly session?