All posts tagged "Virginia"

  • Virginia Democrat Wins Recount By One Vote, Shifting Legislature’s Balance

    The phrase “every vote matters” is a turn of words uttered by voter advocacy groups during every election season. In Virginia’s 94th House District, however, the importance of a single vote became clear when Democratic challenger Shelly Simonds...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
  • Republican Who Lost To Transgender Candidate Pens Op-Ed Full Of Lies

    One of the amazing victories in Virginia’s statewide elections earlier this month was when Danica Roem defeated Bob Marshall. Roem is a transgender woman, and Marshall has been an adamant opponent of all aspects of her existence....

    • Posted November 18, 2017
  • Dems Should Celebrate Tuesday’s Wins, Then Get Back To Work

    The electoral wins from Tuesday night give Democrats many reasons to celebrate. In Virginia, where many statewide offices were contested, nearly 20 seats flipped from the Republican Party’s hands to Democrats. That shift is remarkable, and includes...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
  • Election Results From Tuesday Include Huge Wins For Transgender Rights

    Tuesday’s big election wins for Democrats should be read with a certain grain of salt. While historic, and possibly a bellwether for future campaigns within President Donald Trump’s short tenure so far, groundwork will still be key...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
  • Yes, Virginia: The President Is Lying To You

    As Virginians head to the polls today to elect a new governor, President Donald Trump tweeted out his support for far-right conservative Republican Ed Gillespie this morning, using the only method he seems to know works: fear....

    • Posted November 7, 2017
  • Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and President Obama.
    Virginia Gov. Race Gets Big Grassroots Money Push

    Politico is reporting that a group focused on getting Democratic voters to the polls plans to drop a cool $1 million in Virginia ahead of the state’s upcoming gubernatorial election. Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam is the Democratic...

    • Posted October 24, 2017
  • Statue of Confederate general Robert E Lee.
    Robert E. Lee’s Church to Change Name

    After two years of debating whether or not to change its name, the Robert E. Lee Memorial Church in Lexington, Virginia has officially voted to redub itself as Grace Episcopal Church. The church’s vestry narrowly voted in...

    • Posted September 20, 2017
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    Trump Signs Resolution On Charlottesville — But Omits Important Point In His Signing Statement

    After Congress passed a resolution condemning right-wing violence, neo-Nazis, and other white supremacists present in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month, it was unclear whether President Donald Trump would sign onto the resolution himself or not. Indeed, the White...

    • Posted September 15, 2017
  • GOP Leaders Condemn Trump and Racism

    Although it may not have been the best strategy for party unification, President Donald Trump’s weak handling of the deadly white nationalist protest in Charlottesville has brought prominent GOP figures together to clearly denounce racism. Trump’s repeated...

    • Posted August 18, 2017
  • British Leaders Condemn Trump

    Since Trump has equated neo-Nazis with the people who would stand up to them in protest, there has been no shortage of media figures and U.S. lawmakers coming down on the President for effectively encouraging white nationalists....

    • Posted August 16, 2017