In Virginia, Will Fundamentals Matter More Than Scandals?
Scandals, redistricting, new voter registrations could play into 2019
A Virginia House Committee Hearing on the Allegations Against Justin Fairfax is Probably a Trap. But For Whom?
If Democrats take control of the House or Senate and a Republican lawmaker faces accusations of wrongdoing, Democrats quite rightly would point to Bell’s hearing as all the precedent they need to proceed without so much as a nod from the GOP.
A Diminished Governor Could Be a Political Liability for Virginia Democrats
Fresh polling data shows Virginians don’t think Gov. Northam should resign or be impeached for wearing blackface back in the 1980s.
The Inertia Behind Virginia’s Many Scandals
To say the past week in Virginia politics has been weird, turbulent, and downright revolting doesn’t begin to describe what’s happened in Capitol Square.
The McAuliffe Middle
Terry McAuliffe is trying to establish himself as the (potential) adult candidate in the race — neither too edgy nor too dull.
Justin Fairfax vs. the Marble Man
A less blinkered generation of politicians, including Fairfax, inevitably will bring the practice to an end.
The Virginia General Assembly’s Moon Shot
What are the groundbreaking issues in this year’s General Assembly session?
Taxes, Tolls, Guns and IDs as the Virginia General Assembly Kicks Off
Both political parties are buzzing with Big Ideas they hope will transform the commonwealth.
Terry McAuliffe’s Presidential Audition Tape
Virginia’s former governor believes Dems need a candidate who is compulsively optimistic and realistic with an agenda for success.
The Virginia GOP Should Lead on Marijuana Reform
They can start with decriminalization.