Ralph Northam

GOP tax bill is second-most unpopular legislation in 30 years - Salon.com

While Republican insiders in Washington have been fond of blaming the party's legislative failures on President Donald Trump, the primary cause of their inability to pass legislation has been that their policy views are significantly opposed by most Americans. Tea Party-type Republicans are …

U.S. Politics

GOP at Jonestown: Republicans' embrace of Trump is proving fatal to the conservative movement

The prophet led the faithful into the jungle, where he promised they would find salvation. His self-regard was so great that he deemed even God a …

Republican Party

Robert Reich: Sex abuse victims are turning on America’s bullies

<i>This article first appeared on RobertReich.org.</i><p>Why are so many women now speaking out about the sexual abuses they’ve experienced for years?<p>Is there …

Social Justice

Yale Diary: sexual harassment presents a defining political moment for America

The recent swell of predatory men facing justice has been called a reckoning. Are we seeing the end of the patriarchy? Don't hold your breath, writes …

Ed Gillespie

Virginia Governor Defies Trump on Paris Climate Deal, Pushes Investments in Solar & Wind

This is viewer supported news. Please do your part today.<p>This is viewer supported news. Please do your part today.<p>At the U.N. Climate Summit in Bonn, …

Terry McAuliffe

The Question Dividing California's Democrats

As Dave Min, running in one of the most pivotal congressional races in the country next year, chats with voters around Orange County, California, …

Culture

California, Where Sanctuary Cities Are No Longer Sanctuaries

Posted: Nov 20, 2017 12:01 AM<p>Seemingly absent from the fight for the last two months, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered 29 more sanctuary …

Conservative View

Democrats see backlash over Republicans’ tax bill as a key to winning in the suburbs

HOLLIS, N.H. – For decades, the battle lines in New England’s most politically conservative state were clear. Republicans ran on tax cuts. Democrats …

Elections

Virginia is still the go-to state for criminals shopping for illegal guns

VIRGINIA’S STATUS as the go-to state for criminals shopping for illegal guns has been reaffirmed once again.<p>An investigation by Post reporters painstakingly chronicled the swift and terrible path of destruction wrought by one gun sold in Virginia on the streets of the District. Within a week of its …

Opinion

Stop the sniping, Washington Democrats. Learn from the grass roots.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.<p>Sometimes, the Democratic Party amazes me. And not in a good way.<p>Here is a party fresh off a series of big election triumphs all over the country. The nation faces an unprecedented challenge brought on by President Trump’s breathtaking irresponsibility. Republicans are pushing …

Opinion

Republican governors meet in Austin to try and solve their Trump problem

Republican governors have a Donald Trump problem.<p>Worried that Ed Gillespie’s gubernatorial loss in Virginia this month could be a harbinger for …

Elections

The Big Winner on Nov. 7? Redistricting Reform

When Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam rolled to an unexpectedly large, 9-percentage-points victory in the Nov. 7 gubernatorial election, one of the big winners …

Government

The ‘DeVos effect’ on the November elections

The slew of Democratic victories in November’s state and local elections were seen as a rebuke of President Trump, whose approval ratings have hit historical lows. This post looks at where his education policies, led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, were part of the debate during the election …

Education

Virginia economy is hostage to the federal government, economists say

Virginia’s new governor may have won in part by defying President Trump, but he’d better find a way to work with the White House and the Republican-led Congress or the state’s economy could go down the drain, according to a new report from economists at Old Dominion University.<p>So many threats are …

U.S. Politics

GOP governors up in 2018 discuss how to keep Trump away from states

Republican governors up for reelection in 2018 are grappling with how to approach President Trump during the contests, and whether they should keep …

Elections

Soros, Pelosi headline hush-hush 'Resistance' conference in California

Liberal billionaire George Soros and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi were listed as the main attractions Friday at a California gathering of the anti-Trump elite.<p>The four-day event in Carlsbad, titled “Beyond #Resistance: Reclaiming our Progressive Future,” asked that guests refrain from …

U.S. Politics

Republican governors' fear of Trump

Republicans are now realizing how Trump is threatening their party's image and their candidates' chances in gubernatorial races, particularly after …

Elections

Democrats’ sweep of Virginia shows the state is moving beyond its Confederate past - Salon.com

In its first election since Trump became president, Virginia gave Democrats a sweeping victory. This one-time swing state and former Confederate capital elected Democrats in all three statewide races — governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.<p>Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, a mild-mannered …

U.S. Politics

The Pollcast: Can the Democrats mount a comeback?

Host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Keith Boag<p><i>The CBC Pollcast, hosted by CBC poll analyst Éric Grenier, explores the world of electoral</i> …

Elections

Newly Elected Virginia Democrats Are Already Taking Serious Climate Action

Elections have consequences, and Democrats won <i>maaaajor</i> this month.That’s good news for climate policy, especially as President Donald Trump and his …

Climate

How Sexual Misconduct Scandals Are Already Reshaping the 2020 Democratic Primary

When Democrats began debating who should face President Trump in 2020, one interesting name cropped up a few times: Al Franken.<p>The Minnesota senator …

U.S. Politics

Why is the Washington Post publishing a transphobic attack on Danica Roem?

Danica Roem Facebook<p>Delegate-elect Danica Roem, who made history as the first transgender person elected to statewide office, soundly trounced her …

Danica Roem

Virginia Goes Don Quixote

Posted: Nov 18, 2017 12:01 AM<p>Democrat Ralph Northam had barely won the Virginia governor’s race when his party announced it would impose a price on …

Conservative View

Can Democrats Win the House? Early Clues Emerge

The Democrats’ unexpectedly large, nine-point victory in the Virginia governor’s race last week has sparked hopes within the party that a “suburban surge” will carry it in next year’s elections to a majority in the House.<p>In particular, Democrats are looking to the hefty margins their candidate won …

U.S. Politics

The Gillespie campaign’s real ‘malpractice’

IN A postmortem on the Virginia elections last week, the campaign manager for Ed Gillespie, the Republican gubernatorial candidate who lost resoundingly, was busy defending his man’s strategy and tactics when the question of Confederate statues arose — specifically, the Gillespie TV ads saying he’d …

Opinion

How far-away elections might shape Texas political landscape

CLOSE<p>The once-proud party has been out of power for a generation, and there's no sign the drought is about to subside.<p>The results from New Jersey and …

Elections

Emergency! Soros, Pelosi handing out new Resistance playbooks in Calif.

<i>**Written by Doug Powers</i><p>Is there a certain billionaire Dem Party puppet master out there who isn’t happy with his return on investment in recent …

Nancy Pelosi

#2020Vision: Gillibrand starts the Clinton debate; Kaine wants superdelegates eliminated; Booker gets an endorsement

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> <i>Our weekly roundup of the news, notes and chatter about the prospects for the next Democratic presidential race:</i><p>New York Sen. <b>Kirsten Gillibrand</b> — who holds what was once <b>Hillary Clinton</b>'s seat — just placed herself at the forefront of a Democratic re-evaluation of <b>Bill Clinton</b>'s …

Elections

Bannon’s ‘season of war’ on GOP establishment may backfire with first battle

With his continued support of U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama, former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon is in danger of getting bogged down in the first major battle of his “season of war” on the Republican establishment and faces mounting questions about his ability to …

U.S. Politics

New Jersey Voters Likely Just Approved Legalized Marijuana

Phil Murphy, the Democratic nominee for governor, was emphatic about his commitment to legalizing marijuana. He won by a wide margin.<p>New Jersey may have decided more than just the governor’s race in the election held this month. They have put the Garden State on the path to becoming the eighth U.S. …

Cannabis