#UnKoch Campus! Students Coordinate National Protest Against Corporate Influence

By: Tuesday November 4, 2014 6:54 pm

As students in Michigan, Kansas and Virginia attempt to pin down evasive administrators to review grant contracts cut between billionaire Charles Koch and their universities, one campus is working to tie these regional movements together. Photos from across the U.S. are posted below.

Florida State University (FSU) students affiliated with the group FSU Progress coordinated various student groups at 20 campuses across the U.S. to push back against corporate donors who use money to weave their interests into the mission of universities: educating students.

 

Local Law Enforcement Chipping Away at the Fourth Amendment

By: Thursday October 23, 2014 11:30 am

The Bill of Rights was designed to protect the People from their government. That’s quite literally becoming history today as new challenges, now from local law enforcement, chip away at the Fourth Amendment’s protections of privacy. New laws and devices spread spying on Americans to the local level.

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell & Wife Convicted on Public Corruption Charges

By: Friday September 5, 2014 9:49 am

Once considered a presidential contender and future leader of the Republican Party, former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell was found guilty Thursday on 11 counts of public corruption. Both McDonnell and his wife Maureen were convicted of selling access to the office of the governor in exchange for gifts and money. Maureen McDonnell was only convicted on eight counts.

Bob McDonnell & Wife Found Guilty of Corruption, Face Decades Behind Bars

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 12:18 pm

Bob McDonnell and his wife found guilty on almost all charges of corruption public corruption and bribery.

Sentencing scheduled on January 6, 2015.

Chickens Coming Home to Roost in Kansas

By: Saturday July 26, 2014 9:00 am

Just weeks ahead of the Kansas primary, embattled incumbent Senator Pat Roberts has a come-to-Jesus phone conversation with embattled Governor Sam Brownback . . .

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.

Virginians Split on Pot Legalization

By: Monday March 31, 2014 10:19 am

Even in the South popular opinion on marijuana reform is moving in the right direction. Voters in Virginia are now basically evenly split on whether or not marijuana should be legalized.

According to a new Quinnipiac poll, 46 percent of Virginia voters support legalizing small amounts of marijuana for personal use while 48 percent oppose.

Mark Warner Looks Safe in Virginia Senate Race

By: Wednesday March 5, 2014 6:08 pm

The Republican party actually managed to score a top-tier recruit for the Virginia Senate race with Ed Gillespie, but it looks like it won’t do the party any good. Polling shows Sen. Mark Warner (D) is practically unbeatable.

Marriage Equality Moves Ahead, Thanks to Virginia Federal Judge Wright Allen

By: Saturday February 15, 2014 9:05 am

The push toward full marriage equality took another big step forward in Virginia on Thursday evening, just in time to make Valentine’s Day that much more happy for LGBTs and their allies. In a very readable, very well-written 41 page opinion, US District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen (Eastern District of Virginia) struck down Virginia’s prohibition on same sex couples getting married in Virginia and those who were married elsewhere having their marriages recognized within the state.

The whole thing is great, but the very best parts of her opinion were in the footnotes . . .

Late Night: The Virginia AG Race

By: Sunday November 10, 2013 8:00 pm

The results of last week’s Virginia election are still being tallied five days later. The position of state Attorney General, the person who draws the redistricting maps and governs how elections are carried out, is still undecided.

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