Warner has work to do
2014 Elections / Local / National / Politics / Virginia

Warner has work to do

A Quinnipiac poll released today has current U.S. Senator Mark Warner up 46% to 31% over presumed Republican nominee Ed Gillespie. Lots of talk about Warner being below 50% – and while that is something to consider, another number jumped out at me: Wait – who are the 18% of Dems who haven’t heard enough … Continue reading

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ICYMI: Facts aren’t optional
Local / National / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: Facts aren’t optional

Ronald Reagan paraphrased John Adams when he said, “Facts are stubborn things.” Adams had continued: “whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot last Thursday. In it, I discuss something that has … Continue reading

Texas, too
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Texas, too

Texas joins the chorus of states where a federal judge has declared its marriage equality ban unconstitutional. Meanwhile, here in Virginia, the ACLU, which has a separate lawsuit pending in the Western District of Virginia, is seeking to join with the Bostic case in the Eastern District, although it doesn’t look like an amicable pairing. … Continue reading

Audio Ed Gillespie: Kaine &Warner “Each cast the deciding vote”
2014 Elections / Local / National / Norfolk / Politics / Virginia

Audio Ed Gillespie: Kaine &Warner “Each cast the deciding vote”

Ed Gillespie, longtime Republican Party activist and currently the chair of the Republican State Leadership Committee, spoke this morning at the Republican Party of Norfolk breakfast. Gillespie is considering a run for U.S. Senate against popular Democrat Mark Warner. I tried – without success – to get him to confirm that he is definitely in … Continue reading