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A Strong House Speaker Is Undemocratic

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By Josh Stanfield of Activate Virginia As the post-celebratory fog clears and Democrats emerge energized and ready to rule, we should ask ourselves: will Tuesday’s...

Sunday News: Trump Cancels Camp David Meeting with Taliban; “Boris Johnson...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, September 8. Putin’s Party Braces for Verdict of Angry...

The One Good Thing About Evil (Another challenging message to the...

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This piece is running in newspapers in my very red congressional district (VA-06). ************************** Despite all the damage that “evil” does to the world, evil does...

How Far Would Trump Go If He Could? (My Latest Challenge...

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This piece is running this week in newspapers in my very red congressional district (VA-06). ************************* When I was growing up, we kids were admonished not...

Beware Democracy Peacocks

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The American Republic is under serious threat. With each passing day, Donald Trump, the Trump kakistocracy, and its Republican co-conspirators are taking measures to...

Raising Our Voices: A Thought Experiment

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In the news just now: Trump grotesquely abusing his pardon power as a way of telling his cronies to keep their mouths shut, and...

The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

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This piece has run in newspapers in my very red congressional district (VA-06). ********************** I feel exceptionally fortunate in the time and place I have lived...

# 3 Mueller’s Investigation Plus a Big “Blue Wave” Will...

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This third installment of "Press the Battle: Fighting for the Soul of America(ns) is perhaps the strongest challenge posed in this series to the...

Democracy on the Ropes?

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This is my weekly op/ed for newspapers in my 2:1 Republican congressional District, VA-06. ***************************** This is a dark time for democracy. At this point, Turkish democracy...

Thursday News: “We’re at a Crossroads in Our Democracy”; McAuliffe Went...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, January 11. Zinke Says Florida Got Offshore Drilling Exemption...