cap p.17:Palin comparison: “I never attack the person,” Joe Biden said last Thursday in Virginia Beach, “I take issue with ideas,” distancing himself from the pit bull with lipstick that was Sarah Palin at the Republican National Convention. Well, we know Sarah Palin can read a telepromter. According to right-wing Republicans in the tank for [...]
On the morning after the raucous Sarah Palin pep rally last night in St. Paul, Joe Biden sought contrast in Virginia Beach, where he came this morning to have a serious discussion on foreign affairs and veteranâ€™s issues with several hundred current and former members of Americaâ€™s military.
There is little doubt Democrats are riding a wave of success in Virginia, one that began in 2001 with the election of Mark Warner as Governor and which crested, most recently, with the party's 2007 General Assembly gains.
Christmas came early this year for local blogger, political activist and UVA law student Mike Stark. His present? Last month, Fox News tried to stir up trouble for Stark at UVA law school in retaliation for Stark’s activism directed toward the conservative network’s prickly talk show host, Bill O’Reilly. Previous coverage: Stark raving madWhile the [...]
While Virginia Democrats celebrated their winning control of the Virginia Senate and picking up four seats in the House of Delegates, the practical effect the victory will have on the near-term legislative agenda appears modest. "I don’t think you will see a great sea change on a variety of issues," says State Senator Creigh Deeds, [...]
I was once riding in the back of a shit-brown, late model Dodge Aspen station wagon that was rear-ended at high speed by a Mack truck.
As both Democrats and Republicans cast about last week for an Iraq policy that was both acceptable to their respective bases and capable of passage, political courage, if not competence, was in short supply for both parties.