Posted on Nov 30, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Beto Shouldn’t Run In 2020, But Not Because He Can’t Win

Posted in Members Only, Politics

This week, outgoing Congressman Beto O’Rourke said he would not rule out running for president in 2020. Beto (one of the few politicians written about on a first-name basis), who took Texas and the nation by storm with his campaign to replace Senator Ted Cruz, has become one of the major figures in American politics, and many have surmised that he may be the Democrats’ best shot at taking back...

Posted on Jun 03, 2014

Virginia Confederate Flag Group’s Massive Erection Doesn’t Erase Its Racism

Posted in Society

A group of Confederate flag enthusiasts has just completed the erection of a Confederate flag along I-95 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It is 20x30 feet large and flies atop an 82-foot pole, where, according to the group, it will honor the Confederate soldiers who were “motivated” by the “US Constitution of 1788,” and it has nothing to do with slavery....

Posted on Nov 06, 2013

The Morning Banter: McAuliffe Wins VA, Marvel’s First Female Muslim Superhero, and Illinois Now Supports Same-Sex Marriage

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Happy hump day! It’s good to know you’re at least halfway through the week, so why not celebrate the small victories in life with a nice round-up of news. 1. Terry McAuliffe Clinches Governor Seat in Virginia, Chris Christie Re-elected in New Jersey McAuliffe, a democrat candidate who ran on a platform of social liberal views and economic moderate policies was elected governor last night despite a very tight...

Posted on Jan 18, 2013

Virginia Republicans Block Repeal of State’s Mandatory Ultrasound Law

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The Daily Banter Headline Grab. From Huff Post: A Republican-controlled committee in the Virginia State Senate voted 8-7 on Thursday to block Democrats’ efforts to repeal a new mandatory ultrasound law and a set of regulations that could shut down many abortion clinics in the state. The committee also voted down a new anti-abortion bill that would have prevented Medicaid from paying for low-income women’s abortions in cases where...

Posted on Nov 07, 2012

Mission Impossible? Romney Now Needs to take Florida, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Iowa and Colorado to Win

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Obama is holding on to his commanding lead in Ohio – he’s up by 4 points. Richard Adams at the Guardian points out, for Romney to win, he has to take Florida, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Iowa and Colorado. Romney’s increasingly narrow path to the Presidency To get the latest updates and inside info on the Presidential election, check out our live blog. Guest Contributor...