Leahy: The Presidential Chatter About Youngkin Misses the Obvious
It’s time for a reality check.
Leahy: Preparing for an ‘Extreme’ Abortion Debate in Virginia
Virginia Republicans seem intent on restricting access to abortion, perhaps with a few exceptions, after 15 to 20 weeks and painting Democrats as extremists.
Leahy: Virginia’s U.S. House Elections
Don’t buy the hype, especially when it comes to special elections in Virginia.
Leahy: Thomas Lawsuit Takes Up House of Delegates Election Challenge
The court took weeks to decide that Paul Goldman had no standing to sue because he could not show the 2021 House elections hurt his voting rights — hardly the sign of a court in a hurry, let alone one really interested in getting at the facts of the case.
Leahy: Goldman Lost His Virginia House District Suit, but the Door Is Open
A court ruled on standing, but, in leaving the merits of the case unaddressed, suggested someone else could pick up the mantle.
Leahy: Tax Cuts Are Probably Coming to Virginia, But Dan Snyder Gets Benched
A couple of items plaguing the state’s legislators are finally moving toward resolution.
Leahy: Virginia Politicians Pick Self-Preservation Over Principle
On the redistricting case, Democrats and Republican are in near-complete agreement.
Leahy: Three Things to Watch in Virginia
Keep an eye on the 1st Congressional District race, the redistricting lawsuit and the state budget. Each has the potential to deliver a big shock to Virginia’s political system.
Leahy: Virginia Lawmakers Are Unprepared for a Post-Roe Landscape
Democrats can play defense until the 2023 elections, when the state House and Senate will be on the ballot. Or even longer, to the 2025 gubernatorial race.
Leahy: Virginia Democrats Have No Excuse on Voting Rights
They aren’t bold leaders, fighters or change agents. Instead, they are mere extras on the broad political stage, lacking lines, direction and agency.