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|Dr. Phil Schools Fox Host On Racial Inequities - And Telling The Truth
Fox News recently brought in celebrated TV therapist, Dr. Phil , to educate their staff on the inequalities between black and white kids in America. Now, with riots in Baltimore spreading ...
|Jimmy Carter: 'Losing My Religion For Equality'
For most of his life, Jimmy Carter has been an advocate for human rights. In 1982, one year after leaving the Oval Office, the former US President and his wife Rosalynn Carter, founded ...
|DKos Asheville: Roanoke Review
Greetings from Asheville! DKos Asheville 4/28/15 DKos Asheville brought its eighth community meet up to life this past weekend with a historic appearance of a civil rights icon, Dr Fergie Reid, in ...
|DKos Asheville: One week to Roanoke!
Good day and welcome to DKos Asheville . This is the weekly DKos Asheville open thread for Saturday, April 18th. We try to get together every weekend to share with everyone what we're all up to in ...
|90 for 90. Getting out the vote in Virginia
Dr. William Ferguson "Fergie" Reid, the first African American elected to the Virginia General Assembly since Reconstruction While much of the media is focusing on presidential hopefuls for 2016, ...
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|Dominion’s gamble on gas looks risky for Virginia ratepayers
Dominion Resources and its regulated subsidiary, Dominion Virginia Power, are gambling big on natural gas. But while the utility giant will be a winner if gas prices stay low over the next 20 years, ...
|Twelve Senators Set to Join Republican Party to Sabotage Iran Deal
Sen. Bob Corker is confident that the final version of the Corker-Menendez bill will be passed with a veto-proof majority in the Senate, perhaps as early as this week. In order to obtain that veto-...
|DKos Asheville: Exploring 90 for 90
Good day and welcome to DKos Asheville . This is the weekly DKos Asheville open thread for Saturday, April 11th. We try to get together every weekend to share with everyone what we're all up to in ...
|11-year-old has criminal and felony charges against him for kicking trash can in school
1903 Kayleb Moon-Robinson is autistic. This school year is sixth grade for him—at Linkhorne Middle School in Lynchburg, Virginia. In the fall, when Kayleb was still 11 years old,
|Parents kept their kids in cage - what did their wedding cake look like
And one wonders how parricide moves beyond watching Greek tragedy. And what did their wedding cake look like?
|Do you live in DC?
Just a very quick notice: if you live in DC and are an unemployed reporter, I saw that TPM is looking to hire someone local. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/hiring-dc-reporter--...
|This week at progressive state blogs: Retreat on insecticide law? Backdooring youth off voter rolls?
This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a ...
|DKos Asheville: Roanoke coming into focus
Good day and welcome to DKos Asheville . This is the weekly DKos Asheville open thread for Saturday, March 28th. We try to get together every weekend to share with everyone what we're all up to in ...
|Video: Courageous Parent Takes on Tea Partiers' Bigotry Against 4th Grade Transgender Student
Tuesday night, the Stafford County (Virginia) School Board, prior to voting on whether or not to abide by federal law, took public feedback on a debate over transgender students' bathroom access. ...
|DKos Asheville: Open Thread
Good day and welcome to DKos Asheville . This is the weekly DKos Asheville open thread for Saturday, March 21st. We try to get together every weekend to share with everyone what we're all up to ...
|Randy Forbes: Dems Playing into Partisan Spectacle by Boycotting Partisan Spectacle
Edit: First line corrected in response to comments Randy Forbes, my congressman here in 4th congressional district in Virginia, released the following statement: At a time when our allies across ...
|DKos Asheville: Open Thread
Good day and welcome to DKos Asheville. This is the weekly DKos Asheville open thread for Saturday, March 14th. We try to get together every weekend to share with everyone what we're all up to in ...
|New GOP CD Chair Muses on "False Flags," "Slut"s, David Duke, and other "teh crazy"
Cross posted from Blue Virginia Yesterday, The Bull Elephant reported that Virginia 10th CD Republicans had selected their new Chair (replacing John "Anti-Semitic 'Joke' Dude" Whitbeck, who is not ...
|Felons and the Right to Vote in Virginia: a Historical Overview
Helen A. Gibson has written a great article for the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service titled " Felons and the Right to Vote in Virginia: a Historical Overview " and I ...
|Asheville open thread
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|Roanoke meet-up anyone?
I'm still riding high on the energy and in the comrade that was Dkos Asheville last week. I'd like to express my thanks to everyone involved. Directly or indirectly each and every attendee (50 my ...
|Virginia State Bar Suspends Gov. McDonnell's Law License
On January 23, 2015, convicted felon/former Republican Governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell had his law license suspended by the Virginia State Bar after his conviction on 11 felony federal corruption ...
|Unhappiness with two Congressmen of whom I expected better
On learning of the support of my own and another Congressman (Don Beyer) whom I’d supported for gutting the Dodd-Frank Act, I called their offices to express my dismay. Then I wrote two friends ...
|Here are the Senate Democrats who voted to move forward on building the Keystone pipeline
Click to enlarge. One of the first things the new Republican-led Senate has done ...
|Top Republican says no fixes need be made in gutted Voting Rights Act
Bob Goodlatte keeps a shovel handy in case the Voting Rights Act needs further burying. In the summer of 2013, in a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court eviscerated a key part of the Voting Rights ...
|The 15 Democratic senators poised to decide the fate of the country
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin III Fifteen Democratic Senators are poised to decide ...
|Religious Freedom Day: How 8 Jewish Soldiers Brought Religious Freedom to Maryland
Friday January 16th is National Religious Freedom Day. All of us should be observing this event, because the Right is warping religious freedom to create "a right" to impose religious convictions ...
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|Virginia Legislature Considering Mandatory Reporting Of Sexual Assault
The University of Virginia is still the focus of controversy stirred up by the disputed Rolling Stone article which alleged a gang rape at a UVA fraternity. Multiple bills have been introduced in ...
|VA Special Election result: Pick Up for Democrats in VA State Delegate
Haven't seen this online but I thought a bit of good news would be good. After Barbara Comstock (R) was elected to Congress for the VA 10, she had to resign her State House seat and the Special ...
|Kathleen Murphy flips a Republican-held Northern Virginia swing seat
Del.-elect Kathleen Murphy with Sen. Mark Warner On Tuesday night, Democrats got some small but long-awaited good electoral news out of the Old Dominion. Democrat Kathleen Murphy defeated ...
|Jerry Connolly, D-VA and Darrell Issa, R-Nutcase
Congressman Darrell Issa, R-Nutcase, and chair of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, held another hearing in an attempt to discredit Obamacare. It is part of a disinformation ...
|I was sued by Bob Murray and won. Here's why.
So Public Citizen lost round one in their defamation defense against the extremely lawsuit-happy Bob Murray of Murray Energy. I was sad to hear the news, even as I recalled my own satisfaction at ...
|Reproductive rights advocates finding new success in fighting restrictive abortion laws
This is what you get when you elect a state governor who ...
|Five races to watch in 2015
Republican David Vitter is one of many candidates looking to succeed Bobby Jindal as governor of Louisiana With the 2014 elections over and the 2016 cycle starting to take shape, it's easy to ...
|"Our trust was misplaced." Or, as anti-rape advocates call it: Doomsday
This week, I posted what now seems like a rather ironic tweet : “If you're tired of seeing
|Former Virginia AG Andrew P. Miller Fought Voting Rights Act, Now Fighting for Keystone XL Pipeline
Cross posted from Blue Virginia . I strongly recommend that everyone read the New York Times investigative report on what is, basically, the ...
|Guess who is worried about climate change? It is getting close to home.
I live in Mathews County Virginia which is a part of Hampton Roads . Hampton Roads is the name of both a body of water and a metropolitan region in Southeastern Virginia, United States. Comprising ...
|The origins of the Tea Party: Care for a cigarette anyone?
This should not surprise anyone yet there seems to be a lot of ignorance about it out there. Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Billionaire Koch Brothers It seemed clear to me ...
|It's time to pick ourselves up off the floor and start winning back some Republican seats
Kathleen Murphy (D)
|Senate Dems Add Mark Warner to Leadership Team to "Counterbalance" Elizabeth Warren
A week ago, we learned that Chuck Schumer (D-Wall Street) had pushed for including Mark Warner in the Senate Democratic leadership team in order to counterbalance Elizabeth Warren. The bankers ...
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|I Went To UVA And I Hope They Sue The Everloving Crap Out Of It
I got my undergraduate degree from that rape school you've read about. (And if you haven't, you should . Sabrina Rubin Erdely wrote an important piece.) I loved Virginia. I did. I have so many good ...
|Jim Webb is running-ish for president, because bipartisanship and Democratic handouts are bad||kos||11/20/2014||447||154||1||-|
|70 Year Old Woman Prosecuted for Neglecting Her 98 Year Old Mother
We hear too many stories of our supersized justice system. Too many people locked up , the school-to-prison pipeline, etc. Here is another one: A 70 year old woman in Alexandria, Virginia, has been ...
|Timaeus Breaks Silence: Unbelievable Lawyer vs. Lawyer Torture Crime in D.C. Area
I've been dropping back from blogging for awhile, because I'm up to my eyeballs in a major family crisis. But a story I heard today on the radio just blew my mind. Read these links: http://www....
|On to 2015: Ten Virginia Senate Races to Watch
Democrats need to pick up one seat in the Virginia Senate in order for it to return to their control. This is a tall order, given that most of the Republican-held seats are heavily Republican. The ...
|Mark Warner wins as other candidates await their fate: An updated look at 2014's uncalled races
Democratic Sen. Mark Warner (left) has ...
|VA Election results: A few thoughts and observations
After a disaster of an election even with your guy winning but by a smaller margin then expected...a good time off and then to take a look again is in order to see where we are and where we should go.
|Local light: Chevron-targeted Progressives Sweep in Richmond CA
Local newspaper: Chevron spent big to ... defeat the "Team Richmond" candidates who are hostile to the oil giant's mammoth refinery here, but voters rejected Chevron's efforts . This is the best ...
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|(Updated) News Anchor Has Hissy Fit Over "Defiant Nurse"
And the Ron Burgundy Award goes to ...
|Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Does Ed Gillespie sound just a tad desperate to you?
Leading Off : • VA-...
|VA-Sen: Ed Gillespie (R) Vows To Oppose Anti-Redskins Bill
Good to know: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-sports-bog/wp/2014/10/27/ed-gillespie-uses-redskins-name-issue-in-political-ad-against-sen-mark-warner/
|Norm Mosher (VA-01) hits hard!
A great campaign commercial from Norm Mosher. It's all uphill in VA-01 but Norm's the best candidate we've had yet to take on Rob "Part of the Problem" Wittman. See it: https://www.youtube.com/...
|Jim Webb considers 2016 presidential bid
Jim Webb, who once served as senator for Virginia state, announced this week that he is “seriously” considering a 2016 presidential bid.
|Virginia Hospital Potentially Sacrifices Patient Care for Revenue (Video & Poll)
In yet another example of putting profits before people, a small hospital in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia is on the verge of losing it’s medical staff. The hospital is the only one in the ...
|VA-Sen: Ed Gillespie pulls plug on his own campaign
As a former RNC chairman and longtime GOP strategist, Ed Gillespie is no stranger to the art of pulling the plug on failing campaigns. I'm sure he's done it dozens, nay, hundreds of times in his ...
|'No wonder she hid it': Foust ad hits Comstock's undisclosed income and conflict of interest
Virginia Democrat John Foust is out with an ad hitting his opponent, Barbara Comstock, for just one of the ways she embodies the worst ...
|DCCC moves money from offense in Virginia to defense in California
John Foust Virginia's 10th is one of ...
|Virginia Republican laughably claims repealing Obamacare will ease access to birth control
Ed Gillespie. Weasel. Anybody who served both as a Republican National Committee Chair and White House aide to George W. Bush is going to be full of shit. That's a ...
|With Virginia's congressional map struck down, what might a replacement look like?
Interactive map of Virginia's current congressional districts Yesterday afternoon a three-judge federal court panel handed down a 2-1 ruling ...
|Court throws out GOP's Virginia House gerrymander
Yesterday, a three-judge ...
|BREAKING: Virginia's Racially Gerrymandered 3rd Congressional District Struck Down by Court!
Cross posted from Blue Virginia The reason I'd say this tweet by Marc Elias is credible is that ...
|Pat Robertson Finds A Monster In The Cellar
Western civilization is an ancient and beautiful structure. We're lucky to live here, mostly. But below this house is a cellar. And in that cellar is a monster. You knew that already. Anyway, if ...
|Virginia county clerk signs marriage certificate for plaintiffs who sued him
Today's startling decision by the Supreme Court to not hear any of the pending marriage equality appeals and the swift aftermath in the states ...
|Supreme Court rejects gay marriage appeals ... making it legal in 30 states
Marriage equality can resume in Utah. Utah!
|Tired of 'DOOM'? Let's go on offense and make Republicans feel some pain
John Foust (center) I'm ...
|Dominion 'Discovers' Failed Fuel During Outage
Those following issues related to nuclear power may be interested in a 'situation' that was recently reported by Dominion Virginia Power at the North Anna power station (2 PWR reactors) near Mineral.
|Ex-Va. Governor McDonnell Convicted
When do you think we will ever learn? Former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell, a supposed holy man of integrity, family values, and Godliness ...
|Virginia Republicans rebuff voters, torpedo Medicaid expansion again
These Virginians will just to have to keep ...
|Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe Invited to Join People's Climate March on Sunday
The following letter has been sent to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe from numerous Virginia-based progressive and environmental groups (see signatories below), inviting him to join with tens of ...
|Virginia voters support Medicaid expansion
Gov. Terry McAuliffe After ...
|Republicans try dodging as contraception and marriage equality work against them
Virginia Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie Democrats have the advantage on cultural issues as the midterm ...
|Grifters gotta grift: Pat Robertson on McDonnell
In which Jay Sekulow and Pat Robertson assure us that Bob McDonnell will not be convicted.
|Senate to vote on repealing Citizens United Monday: Something you can do that will take 5 minutes
Public Citizen staff delivers 2+ million petition signatures in support of constitutional amendment to regulate dark money. Daily Kos has a ...
|Rep. Frank Wolf to introduce bill authorizing use of military force against anyone, forever
And I'm proud to be an American, where at least we all have these ... On one hand you've got Tom Coburn threatening efforts to rewrite the ...
|McDonnell & Wife Found GUILTY on Most Counts
Breaking on MSNBC : Guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Guilty on a majority of 14 counts Looks like the crumbling marriage defense did not work. Bwahahahahahahhahahahahhahahahahaa Have ...
|Breaking: Gov. Bob McDonnell Guilty
Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell was found guilty today by a jury in Richmond, Virginia of 11 corruption counts. McDonnell's wife maureen, was found guilty on 8 corruption counts. The ...
|Yearly DC/MD/VA Kossack Meeting Aug 23 - A Feedback Report
Hi everyone in dailykosland, province of CUA. I can report back to you that we had a very good meeting with lots of talk last Saturday in Washington DC. I have a couple of pictures, but no food ...
|New Election Rule: Virginia Requires Photo ID at Polls
Okay - you are already registered to vote in Virginia. All you need is your voter registration card at the polls this fall, right? WRONG. On August 14, the Virginia Board of Elections, in the ...
|Stand By Your Man, 2.0
It used to be enough for "The Good Wife" to stand by her philandering/embezzling/sexting/prostitute-patronizing husband while he acted contrite. But apparently these days, wives have to take the ...
|THE STATE OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN AMERICA – Interview with National Leaders on The Authentic Woman
The Authentic Woman, a weekly radio show highlighting the wide variety of experiences women ...
|Virginia Senate under republican control
It looks like it was a rout! Rebublicans win handily in the 38th Precincts Reporting: 108 of 109 (99.08%) Ben Chafin (R)WINNER 17,215 59.11% Mike Hymes (D) 9,400 32.27% Rick Mullins (I) 2,499 8.58%
|Top Republican slams own party: "They're acting more like the Muslim Brotherhood"
Cross posted from Blue Virginia This morning's Washington Post has a superb, must-read article (if you care in any way/shape/...
|NOM Clings To The Wrong Precedent To Call For Stay Of Marriage Equality In Virginia
Some good news out of Virginia recently: the Fourth Circuit has refused to extend their stay of their decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the state, and should nothing else change, same-sex ...
|MD/DC/VA Kossacks - Meetup August 23rd!
I love this picture which I found on Wiki Commons. It's a picture of people in Amsterdam wearing orange clothing for Queensday. It's not mandatory to wear orange to Daily Kos meetups, but I have ...
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|Same-sex marriage could be a reality in Virginia next week
Reposted from Wonky News Nerd Unless the U.S. Supreme Court takes quick ...
|MD/VA/DC meetup, Aug 23!
Our group is growing, but I hope it will grow more and some of our "maybes" change to "be theres." RSVPs : 1. JamieG from Md 2. mollyd 3. Diana in NoVa 4. NinthElegy 5. mimi 6. STI 7. ...
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|My letter to the editor
Apparently this has been accepted: Climate scientists were not accurate I have to admit that climate science fell behind reality not too long ago. The effects of the man made global warming that ...
|A One-Day 26-Mile Hike Xtreme Hike so Others Can Breathe
3 1⁄2 years ago, I’d have laughed if you’d suggested I could hike 2.6 miles up and down mountain trails. This year, I plan to do 26. I’ve signed up for the 26.2 mile Virginia Xtreme Hike to ...
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|What I did on my summer vacation, 1964
A half century ago this month the Thomasville (GA) Sheriff told me to leave Georgia and NEVER COME BACK. At the time I was working in the watermelon and tobacco fields owned by some distant rich ...
|VA/DC/MD Meetup, August 23rd!
It's been over a year since we've had a meetup with members from the Virginia, Maryland and DC area, and I think it's time to have another. The two meetups we had at Union ...
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| Cantor to resign Congress August 18
[Reports The Richmond Times-Dispatch http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/state-regional/virginia-politics/cantor-to-resign-from-congress-on-aug/article_b62e871b-fa55-57fe-9019-6efaf52cbcc7.html]. He ...
|McDonnell corruption trial: The broken marriage, obsessive crush defense
Another falling star. The corruption trial of ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife is now underway. If you're having trouble keeping track of which disgraced political officeholders are ...
|VA-Sen: Mark Warner (D) Seeks To Split GOP On Export-Import Bank
He's not my favorite Democrat but I'm all for causing more riffs within the GOP: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/29/export-import-bank_n_5629772.html?utm_hp_ref=...
|Breaking: Fourth Circuit overturns VA Marriage Amendment
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed the District Court ruling invalidating Virginia's ban on marriage equality by a 2-1 vote. The opinion is here. More as this ...
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|Video: GOP Mayor Bravely Breaks w/Party, Walks from NC to DC for Rural Healthcare/Medicaid Expansion
I attended a rally yesterday (see Blue Virginia for the original post ; also note that, to my knowledge, I was the only "media" there) in Woodbridge, Virginia, as Mayor Adam O'Neal (R-NC) nears ...
|50 State Medicaid Expansion Is Inevitable
The resistance of (now) 20 states refusing the ACA Medicaid expansion is shocking on two fronts: First, it prevents approximately 10 million otherwise eligible citizens from getting health ...
|Too Clever by Half: "Trigger the Vote"
This piece of [_your choice_] just in from the NRA. And the NRA's "Freedom Action Foundation." -- a "captivating" new video -- Honorary Chairman Chuck Norris -- "Campaign to Defend our Freedom" -- ...
|Remote Area Medical (RAM) in Wise Virginia this weekend
For years, until our own health prohibited it, my wife and I would drive to the Wise County Virginia Fairground to participate in the project as Lions. We work with vision clinics and eye screening ...
|Will We Stop Dominion's Cove Point Gas Exports in Maryland?
I sure hope so - We will - We should - God willing - And Gods are willing, united to not let us mess up their creation - Or do you really believe they let us get away with it ? - They won't - That's ...
|Offensive Anti-Hillary Clinton 'Lewinsky' Bumper Sticker Found In Virginia GOP Headquarters
While the Virginia Republican party is denying they had anything to do with it, a stack of these stickers were apparently found in the Republican headquarters in Fairfax County Virginia. Retired ...
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