Celebrating Confederate History Month Isn’t Just for The South

By: Saturday April 12, 2014 9:14 am

Ah, the heritage of the Confederacy. The South may have surrendered at Appomattox, but the war continues to be fought — and not just in the South, and not just by southerners. But of course, that’s where we need to start…

Earlier this week, Virginia’s Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that he would not be issuing any kind of proclamation making April “Confederate History Month” in his state, unlike several of his recent Republican predecessors. Among certain parts of the citizenry, that did not go over well.

 

Terry McAuliffe Wins Virginia Governor Race

By: Tuesday November 5, 2013 7:46 pm

The big reason McAuliffe won was women

Election Watch: Christie, McAuliffe, Marijuana Legalization, Taxes, and Genetically Modified Food

By: Tuesday November 5, 2013 7:46 am

Not much tends to happen in American politics in odd numbered years but there are a handful of elections I think are worth paying extra attention to.

Terry McAuliffe’s Lead Grows to Double Digits

By: Tuesday October 29, 2013 8:40 am

If Chris Christie decides to run for President in 2016, which seems likely, expect him to quietly point to a Cuccinelli loss as a warning of what will happen if Republicans choose a hardcore cultural conservative to go up against the “Clinton machine.” The worse Cuccinelli does, the easier it will be for Christie to make his case.

Ken Cuccinelli, still losing

By: Thursday October 24, 2013 3:00 pm

McAuliffe continues to hold solid lead.

Terry McAuliffe Owes Boehner a Really Nice Gift Basket

By: Thursday October 10, 2013 5:28 pm

I know I’m probably sounding like a broken record but this really is a major political story. I’ve never seen a party needlessly do so much damage to itself in less than a month with nothing of substance to show for it. The Republicans party seems to have come unmoored from even the basic political concerns, which has traditional kept things running during divided government.

VA Gov: Shutdown Has Been Great for Terry McAuliffe

By: Tuesday October 8, 2013 8:25 am

There is at least one person in America is clearly benefiting from this government shutdown: Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe. With thousands of furloughed government employees in the state and most people blaming the Republican party for the shutdown, McAuliffe has seen a solid increase in his lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli.

VA Gov: McAulliffe Lead Remains Solid

By: Tuesday September 24, 2013 10:25 am

What is really driving McAulliffe’s lead in all recent polls is his strength with women. According to the Marist poll, McAulliffe has an impressive 18 point advantage among female voters. This “war on women” narrative is paying off in Virginia.

Late Night: Lemonade (With Gin)

By: Thursday July 18, 2013 8:00 pm

Each week when I sit down to write a post, I wrack my brain to think of something positive, or at least relatively so, to write about, and each week events prevent this from happening. It’s hard not to feel typecast when even the most complimentary commenters nonetheless refer to one’s work as a “rant” or admit that I’ve made them more depressed, angry, hopeless, or whatever.

For that reason, I am happy to announce that for the first time in recent memory the week’s news, taken together, makes me feel uncharacteristically optimistic.

Poll Confirms Terry McAuliffe Holds Slim Lead in Virginia

By: Thursday July 18, 2013 7:10 pm

Another poll confirms that Democrat Terry McAuliffe holds a modest lead in the Virginia gubernatorial race taking place this November. According to a new Quinnipiac poll, McAuliffe currently stands at 43 percent support, while Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has only 39 percent support.

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