With George W. Bush’s popularity rating vacillating between Richard Nixon and the common cold, he limped on the television set to tell us he was doing a “heckuva job.” His words falling on deaf ears and his policies turning a blind eye to reality, the only reason to watch the […]
Area Decisive in 9,329 Statewide Margin for Webb Reviewing election returns in Northern Virginia from last week, where their party picked up 56,718 new votes over a year ago, state Democratic Party leaders are already plotting where to focus efforts on gains in the state legislative elections a year from […]
This column is being written after a long night watching the national election returns with old friends at the National Democratic Club close to the capitol in Washington.
On Election Eve, Senate Race is Neck-and-Neck Six months ago, no one would have predicted the race for the U.S. Senate in Virginia would be competitive. Republican incumbent George Allen seemed a shoe-in, more focused on a potential presidential election bid next year than this month’s election.
Last Saturday, I ventured out of Arlington to Annandale for a large Democratic rally for Jim Webb, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate. The three Northern Virginia Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives were there too – Jim Moran (8th) Andy Hurst (11th) and Judy Federer (10th). Rounding […]
There are 22,000 protective orders issued by the Virginia courts every year aimed at stemming domestic abuse and violence, and legal experts are concerned that if Question One on the Nov. 7 ballot, the so-called “Marriage Amendment,” passes, thousands of them may be denied in the coming period.
Important elections always provide voters with an opportunity to make a mark, not only on a ballot but on their own souls. Given the public’s sentiments expressed almost daily in national polls now about the debacle in Iraq and the overall direction of the country, there’s no reason to believe […]
Virginia Constitutional Amendments When we go to our polling places on November 7, we will find three referendum questions relating to proposed amendments to the Virginia Constitution.
Degrading our Constitution Virginia law bans gay marriages and civil unions. It has never been challenged. Conservative Virginia jurist J. Harvie Wilkinson of the U.S. Court of Appeals has written that using a far-reaching and vague Constitutional Amendment to do the same thing is misguided and unnecessary.
Commercial Edge For Region Put at Risk, Boss Says If passed next month, Question 1 on the November 8 Virginia ballot, the so-called “Marriage Amendment,” would be bad for business in Northern Virginia, the managing director of an important regional telecom business stated last week.