WASHINGTON — President Bush is feeling newly empowered by threatening to veto legislation approved by the Democratic-controlled Congress.
While, admittedly, the brief 60-year retrospective on the history of NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Nov. 18 was a genuine tour de force, sometimes watching the Sunday morning blab shows can be downright depressing. It is often evidence of a painful disconnect between Washington’s insiders and the real grass roots […]
Falls Church and Northern Virginia winners For many years, I-495 was the demarcation line between Republican and Democratic elected officials. No more. November’s election reduced Republican hold on Northern Virginia state Senate seats by 2. Now there is only one Republican Senator in Loudoun, Prince William and Fairfax Counties—Fairfax Senator […]
I have no idea who is going to win the Democratic presidential nomination, but lately I’ve been wondering whether, if it is Barack Obama, he might want to consider keeping Dick Cheney on as his vice president.
Over the past few weeks there have been a number of commentaries about Ronald Reagan’s legacy, specifically about whether he exploited the white backlash against the civil rights movement.
What an exciting week it was for Senate Democrats!
Dem State Senate Coup Gives Va. ‘Battlefield’ Status Coming on the veritable eve of the 2008 presidential primaries, Virginia’s statewide election of its senators and delegates Tuesday took on considerable national significance, signaling that it is a serious candidate to swing from the “red” Republican to the “blue” Democratic column […]
At just about every stop I’ve made so far on my book tour, what I’ve come to think of as The Question comes up. I talk about the origins of the long right-wing dominance of American politics, and the reasons I believe that dominance is coming to an end. Then […]
Democrats Prevail “We made history tonight,” exclaimed Governor Tim Kaine on Tuesday night as Democrats regained a majority in the state Senate.
Expect Pattern of Votes in ’05, ’06 To Hold Tuesday Trusting the stunning pro-Democratic shift in Fairfax County voting patterns the last two years will remain in effect next Tuesday, Virginia’s Democratic leadership is optimistic about the transfer of three county GOP-held state senate seats to their camp. That would […]