Election Day 2007 is relegated to the pages of history, and what a history was written on November 6! The Virginia State Senate is now in Democratic hands, with State Senator Dick Saslaw, whose district includes 16 precincts in Mason District, the new Majority Leader in the State Senate. Does […]
So, what’s the point? In all the talking and posturing by the heavy field of presidential candidates in both parties so far, it’s not easy to get a clear handle on their differences. Many among the professional political ranks, of course, view it all from the standpoint of so-called “electability,” […]
Fairfax County voters have a lot of decisions to make on Tuesday, Election Day. Only once every eight years do we have so many positions on the ballot. Every seat on the Board of Supervisors, School Board, General Assembly, State Senate and the Soil and Water Conservation Board is on […]
Some elections are defined by the gap between the rich and the poor. Others are defined by the gap between the left and the right. But this election will be shaped by the gap within individual voters themselves — the gap between their private optimism and their public gloom.
The Obama campaign hit a sour note when it chose to woo African American voters in South Carolina this weekend with a gospel concert featuring virulently homophobic and “ex-gay” gospel crooner Donnie McClurkin.
RINDGE, N.H. — The first thing you notice about Mike Huckabee is that he has a Mayberry name and a Jim Nabors face. But it’s quickly clear that Huckabee is as good a campaigner as anybody running for president this year.
Facing a slower-growth activist challenge in a Democratic Party primary next Tuesday, Fairfax County’s incumbent Providence District Supervisor Linda Smyth scored a key endorsement last week. The Virginia Sierra Club, a powerful advocacy group on behalf of environmental issues, threw its support to her.
Last week, Rudolph Giuliani defined the pro-choice position as succinctly as any abortion rights group in America. However, in doing so, he also defined himself as the religious right’s Public Enemy Number One. With Giuliani’s shedding of conservative garb, his candidacy now takes on historic dimensions, as he fights to […]
To no fault of his own, John Edwards morphed into the “Breck Girl” in 2004 during his nearly successful drive to get the Democratic presidential nomination. The sliming of Edwards started when an anonymous Republican source telegraphed to The New York Times how the Party planned to attack the surging […]
In the historic election of 2006, voters entrusted a new majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. With their votes, the American people asked for change. They cast their ballots in favor of a New Direction.