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Top 100 Most-Viewed* Blue Virginia Posts of 2018

With about two weeks left in 2018, it's a pretty good time to look at what Blue Virginia's top posts were this year. First,...

Call 911! Dave Brat (#VA07) Needs Shot Against YUCKKY Girl Cooties...

by Ailurophile Dave Brat is clearly not getting proper medical care: he didn’t get vaxxed against girl cooties!! That’s the only thing that can account...

Audio: Gov. Northam Blatantly, Flagrantly, Demonstrably LIES – Not Once But...

Just days after this "hot mic" fiasco by Gov. Northam's communications director Brian Coy on WTOP (in which Coy said about grassroots environmental activists,...

50 Most-Read Blue Virginia Blog Posts of 2017

With a week or so left in 2017 - an extremely eventful year in the country and in Virginia! - according to Google Analytics...

Blue Virginia Q&A: Hannah Risheq for House of Delegates (District 67;...

On April 17, I sent Blue Virginia interview questions to the three Democratic candidates running for the 67th House of Delegates district (Chantilly/Centreville) seat...

Mark Levine: “We can resist an unfair media. We need to...

The media, even as of June, was overwhelmingly biased against Hillary Clinton. According to a Harvard study, a whopping 84% of the coverage was...

Tim Kaine: Blue Virginia is “what I read every day”

Pretty cool, thanks to Senator (and hopefully soon-to-be Vice President) Tim Kaine for the shoutout in the New York Times! I definitely didn't see...

“In 2016, the line between ‘blogger’ and ‘journalist’ is no longer...

by Lowell I couldn't agree more with that quote by Waldo Jaquith in this new Style Weekly article by Peter Galuszka. Here's an excerpt, followed...

A Generation Lost

In 2008, the U.S. witnessed a blitz of young people involved in the political process, a demographic which by and large catapulted President Obama into the Oval Office. As many posts on Blue Virginia have either implicitly or explicitly touched upon, some (if not a lot) of this voter enthusiasm has dissipated among the "youth generations." This is in part a result of the politics of pragmatism, a political strategy that left the Obama vision of "Change" and "Hope" behind for a pragmatic assertion of "it's the best we could do." There are, of course, a multitude of disparate reasons that could be cited.

The end result has, however, been unequivocal: a comprehensive sense of apathy, disillusionment, and frustration on the part of the youth generations (those under 30). When political conversations are initiated in my own circle of friends (rare as it might be), a pervasive sense of negativity and frustration becomes readily apparent, with blame being directed in all directions of the political sphere.

The Democratic Party, then, had an opportunity to retain an entire demographic. Instead, like a corporation that has lost the confidence and loyalty of its one-time faithful customers, the Democratic Party will have to spend a good deal of political, economic, and individual capital to bring this segment of the US population back into the fold.  

Programming Note: “Old” Blue Virginia URLs

Just a quick programming note. You may have noticed that your links to diaries at the "old" Blue Virginia - the Blogger version - are no longer working. You may have also noticed that when you click on Google search results of "old" Blue Virginia articles, you get a broken link.  The reason is not that the articles are gone, it's just that they've moved and Google hasn't picked up on that yet. If you want to find any of those articles, simply change the portion of the URL that says "bluevirginia.us" to "bluevablog.blogspot.com" and you'll find what you're looking for. Sorry for any inconvenience, and hopefully we'll have a simpler and easier fix soon.