State

On Being Governed

There are other dates in history that live in infamy. Exactly 160 years ago yesterday, on December 20, 1860, South Carolina’s legislature voted to withdraw from the Union known as the United States. That Union had been enshrined in a… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

A LOVING CHANGE  After narrowing down the list of possible new names for Lee Highway, an Arlington task force has settled on its recommendation: Mildred and Richard Loving Avenue. Presently named after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, the group said… Read More ›

Republican Rapture

Michael Steele, former RNC chair and now an MSNBC political commentator and staunch anti-Trumper, in a recent interview observed that Virginia was a bellwether model of the wave of political changes occurring in southern states such as North Carolina, South… Read More ›

Briefly Noted

DEFAMED? DEFANGED? FALWELL DROPS DEFAMATION CLAIM Lawyers for Jerry Falwell notified Lynchburg Circuit Court that their client will not pursue his claim the school damaged his reputation by repeating what he labeled as lies about his participation in an extramarital… Read More ›

Freedom and Respect

By Frank Blechman In the last few weeks, I have written about why I think the statewide Democratic majority is more fragile than it might appear. I have said that it is very risky to gamble that a candidate can… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

FAIRFAX JUDGE RULES CASH BOND UNCONSTITUTIONAL A Fairfax County Circuit Court judge has found that keeping an indigent defendant in jail in lieu of a cash bond is unconstitutional, writing that it violates the Constitution’s Due Process Clause by forcing… Read More ›

Am I Blue?

By Frank Blechman Just this once, I am going to give away the answer right at the beginning. Question:  IS VIRGINIA BLUE (solidly Democratic)? The national pundits certainly think so. My Answer:  NO. Explanation: Virginia voters have given statewide majorities… Read More ›