An Action-Oriented Prescription

A follow on from yesterday.

Virginia’s Youngkin Already ‘Underwater’

The Commonwealth’s undemocratic political system is, shockingly, unrepresentative of the will of its people.

Why Would Anyone Want to be a Senator?

Two popular Republican governors have declined a chance to join the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body.

Public Schools vs The Public

The pandemic seems to have broken the social contract.

Republicans Take Over Virginia

Elections have consequences: Old Dominion Edition

President Joe Biden delivers remarks before signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Monday, November 15, 2021, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith) President Joe Biden delivers remarks before signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Monday, November 15, 2021, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith)

Biden Preparing for 2024 Run

Will America re-elect an 82-year-old to the White House?

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The Middle Ain’t Woke

The average American is neither progressive nor all that interested in politics.

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Election Results Validate Everyone’s Priors

Too woke! Not woke enough!

Youngkin, GOP Sweep Virginia

It’s usually more effective to run for something rather than against someone.

Democrats Have Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Running against Trump didn’t work this year.

Most Politics Is National

Tip O’Neil’s famous saying hasn’t been true in a long, long time.

Lincoln Project’s Dirty Tricks

Can we stop pretending these trolls and grifters are Republicans?

The Voter Enthusiasm Gap

44% of Republicans strongly disapprove of President Biden’s performance while only 22% of Democrats strongly approve.

Election Polling When There’s No Election Day

Late-breaking news may not matter that much anymore.

The Stupid, Evil Party

It’s not getting any better, folks.

The State of America’s Political Parties

One party is divided on how to govern and the other is united in not governing.

Virginia’s Weird Politics

The Commonwealth is much more diverse than national election returns might indicate.

Terry McAuliffe Running for Virginia Governor

The popular former governor wants another crack at it.

Bloomberg’s Influence-Buying

Unprecedented spending since leaving City Hall has put him in a unique position.

The Political Resurrection Of Ralph Northam

Nine months after what seemed like the end of his political career, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has mounted a comeback,

Democrats Take Control Of Virginia Legislature

Another bad night for Republicans in Virginia, and another warning sign for Republicans nationally.

Virginia Judge Rules Automated Collection Of License Plate Data Illegal

A Virginia Judge has ruled that automated license plate collection systems violate state law.

John Hickenlooper, Former Colorado Governor, Enters Presidential Race

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is the latest entrant into an already crowded Democratic field.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee Is Running For President

Washington Governor Jay Inslee is running for the Democratic nomination for President on a platform primarily focused on climate change. Whether that helps distinguish him from a growing field of candidates remains to be seen.

Bernie Sanders Is Running For President Again

Bernie is back and running for President, but he’s likely to face a tougher road this time around.

Democrats Will Split Early Debates Over Two Nights

Faced with a field that could be more crowded than the Republican field in 2016, Democrats have come up with a different solution to the rather obvious problem of debate scheduling.

Virginia Democrats Call On Lt. Governor To Resign

In a replay of last week, Virginia’s top Democrats are calling on a state official to resign. This time, though, it’s Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax.

Second Woman Accuses Virginia Lt. Governor Of Sexual Assault

Another Friday, another political mess for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Northam Refuses To Resign, Denies Racist Photos Are Of Him

Despite overwhelming calls for his resignation, Ralph Northam is refusing to step down as Governor of Virginia.

Virginia Governor Faces Pressure To Resign Over Racist Yearbook Photos

National and Virginia Democratic officials are calling on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to resign over racist photos in his 1984 medical school yearbook.

Virginia Governor Faces Questions About Racist Photos In Medical School Yearbook

There’s not really a good explanation for this, Governor Northam.

The Argument For a Centrist Democrat In 2020

While much of the attention in the race for the Democratic nomination to date has been on the left, there is a path forward for a more centrist candidate.

Memetic Warfare and Stochaistic Terrorism

America’s tradition of unlimited free expression increases the danger of violence.

Tim Kaine Crushing Corey Stewart In New Virginia Senate Poll

Nominating Corey Stewart is beginning to look like the biggest mistake Virginia Republicans have ever made.

Democrats Already Gearing Up For 2020 Battles

The midterm elections are still four months away, but Democrats are already making moves to prepare for the race for their party’s Presidential nomination in 2020.

Alexandria Renames ‘Jefferson Davis Highway’ to ‘Richmond Highway’

A controversial name is disappearing from one small stretch of road.

Trump Supporters Surprised To Find That Donald Trump Is Acting Like Donald Trump

In the wake of the latest attack on Syria, some of the President’s strongest supporters seem shocked to discover that the unprincipled egomaniac they supported is, in fact, an unprincipled egomaniac.

Andrew McCabe Fired Two Days Before Retirement

The FBI’s former deputy director was shamefully fired late Friday night, after which President Trump gloated on Twitter.

FBI Deputy Director, Trump Target, Steps Down

Andrew McCabe has stepped down as the FBI’s number two after months of attacks from President Trump.

A Political Earthquake In Virginia Thanks To A Single Vote

After nearly twenty years, the Republican domination of the Virginia House of Delegates came to an end thanks to a single vote.

Ralph Northam Defeats Ed Gillespie In Virginia In Strong Democratic Rebuke Of Trump

Democrats, Republicans, and Independents came out for an an election that can only been seen as a strong rebuke to President Trump and the Republican Party.

Race For Virginia Governor Tightens Significantly In Campaign’s Final Hours

With less than forty-eight hours to go, the race for Virginia’s Governor is tighter than ever.

Democrat Ralph Northam Continues To Lead In Virginia, But The Race Is Far From Over

New polling shows Democratic nominee Ralph Northam continuing to lead Republican Ed Gillespie in the Virginia Governor’s race, but anything is still possible with three weeks to go until Election Day.

A Trump Effect In The Race To Be Virginia’s Next Governor?

A new poll shows that Donald Trump could end up having an impact on the race for Virginia Governor.

Republican Candidate For Virginia Governor: Dreamers Should Not Be Deported

Ed Gillespie, the Republican nominee for Governor of Virginia, has come out against the most recent immigration-related action by the national leader of his party.

Democrats Already Maneuvering For Support And Donors In 2020

We’re a long way away from the start of the 2020 election cycle, but Democrats are already maneuvering for support and money.

Did Police Do Too Little to Stop Charlottesville Violence?

Authorities are being second-guessed over their handling of Saturday’s protests. Virginia gun laws are the more obvious problem.

Virginia Statewide Races Closely Fought Over Ahead Of Primaries

In addition to the race in New Jersey, the statewide races in Virginia are also being looked to as a barometer of American politics in the first year of the Trump Administration.

Let’s Look At Potential Democratic Candidates For 2020!

Just 1,436 days until Election Day 2020!