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Ralph Northam

  1. gun violence
    Northam Calls Special Session for Gun-Safety Bills After Virginia Beach MassacreVirginia Democrats are challenging Republicans to back off alliance with gun lobby after state’s second massacre in 12 years.
  2. vision 2020
    Terry McAuliffe Won’t Run for President in 2020The ebullient former Clinton money man will refocus on Virginia, where his party’s troubles may enable him to return to the governorship in 2021.
  3. racism
    How Much Does ‘Racial Ideology’ Matter If Racism Itself Persists?A New York Times op-ed argues that Americans are divided less by their “race” than by what they believe about race and racism. Does it even matter?
  4. ralph northam
    Virginia First Lady Aggravates Northam’s Saga With Handling of Slavery HistoryPam Northam’s racial insensitivity mistake wasn’t that egregious, but it came at a time when her husband really needed to play error-free ball.
  5. racism
    Justin Fairfax and the Lies We Tell About LynchingsFairfax compared the sexual-assault allegations he’s facing to a lynching. Little could be further from the truth.
  6. scandals
    Northam Bet He Could Remain Governor, and It Looks Like Virginians Will Let HimPoll numbers suggest voters are reluctant to see the governor resign. That may be due not to loyalty, but a clear-eyed understanding of the stakes.
  7. virginia
    Why Ralph Northam’s Racist Fiasco Is a Golden Opportunity for Black VotersRalph Northam is going on a listening tour. If he genuinely listens, he has a chance to be a transformative leader. Will he?
  8. politics
    Ralph Northam’s Effort to Learn About Racism Is Off to a Rocky StartThe embattled Virginia governor, who says he will not resign, apologized after referring to slaves as “indentured servants” in an interview.
  9. virginia
    Senators Call on Justin Fairfax to Resign After Second Sexual Assault AllegationAfter a second woman accused Virginia Lt. Governor Fairfax of sexual assault — and provided corroborating evidence — national Democrats want him out.
  10. virginia
    Virginia Scandals Cast Shadow Over Democrats’ Election HopesEven after the immediate crises pass, they may hurt Dems’ chances for shoring up state control, and even revive hopes that Trump could win the state.
  11. politics
    A Comprehensive Guide to the Scandals Engulfing Top Virginia PoliticiansFrom the racist yearbook photo to sexual-assault allegations.
  12. virginia
    Virginia’s Racist Past Is PresentRalph Northam and Mark Herring may have grown since their blackface days. But so did the black contemporaries subjected to their culture of ridicule.
  13. virginia
    Scandal Engulfs Virginia’s Top 3 State OfficeholdersThe governor and attorney general wore blackface. The lieutenant governor is facing sexual-assault allegations. The way forward is unclear.
  14. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Trump’s Big Speech Failed at Every LevelEven looking at the 80-minute-plus laundry list from Trump’s point of view, the State of the Union address seems to be a disaster.
  15. politics
    Virginia’s Executive Branch Is in ShamblesRalph Northam still hasn’t resigned, and his potential successor now faces a sexual assault claim.
  16. racism
    This Is Not About Ralph Northam’s FeelingsThe Virginia governor wants to avoid easy answers to his racism scandal. He can start by recognizing it’s not actually about him.
  17. politics
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Digs in Despite Calls to ResignNortham denies appearing in a racist yearbook photo, but admits to putting on blackface.
  18. racism
    Northam Denies Yearbook Racism, Admits Blackface Racism — and Still Won’t ResignThe Virginia Democrat is trying to salvage his governorship by admitting he once won a dance contest by moonwalking in blackface.
  19. racism
    Democrats Call for Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to Resign Over Racist PhotoThe Virginia governor apologized after appearing in a picture of two men wearing a KKK robe and blackface. But Democrats want him gone.
  20. politics
    Photos May Show Virginia Governor In Blackface (or Klan Robes)It’s not yet clear if Governor Ralph Northam was the man in blackface or a man in a Klan robe.
  21. politics
    Here Are the Facts Behind an Abortion Controversy Engulfing Virginia DemocratsVirginia Democrats did not actually try to legalize infanticide, but Republicans in the state claim otherwise.
  22. politics
    Here Are the Facts Behind an Abortion Controversy Engulfing Virginia DemocratsVirginia Democrats did not actually try to legalize infanticide, but Republicans in the state claim otherwise.
  23. 2019 elections
    A First Look at the 2019 ElectionsThe Democrats have a shot at the governorships in three southern states. Seven state legislative chambers and many local offices will be up for grabs.
  24. Virginia Is Giving Obamacare a Huge — If Belated — WinDemocrats were able to wrangle a few GOP votes to expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of needy Virginians.
  25. Virginia Democrat Wins Crucial Race by a Single VoteRemember this the next time you consider writing in Oprah.
  26. Clerical Error Puts Virginia’s House of Delegates in LimboRepublicans could still lose control or be forced into a power-sharing agreement.
  27. The Democrats Really Can Win the House in 2018There’s a long way to go, but Trump’s approval ratings, the generic ballot, and the 2017 results all point to huge blue gains.
  28. One Year After Trump’s Victory, the Democrats Aren’t in DisarrayThe first 12 months of the Trump presidency have been better for Democrats than most would have ever imagined.
  29. Why Northam’s Win in Virginia Was So ImpressiveHe didn’t just eke out a victory, he improved on Clinton’s numbers in the state — and that’s very promising for Democrats.
  30. Democrat Ralph Northam Wins Virginia Governor’s RaceTrump made an ill-advised attempt to distance himself from loser Ed Gillespie.
  31. What’s Up With Those Wild Polls in Virginia?Non-presidential polling is always tougher.
  32. It’s All About Turnout: Virginia Gubernatorial Candidates Rev Up Their BasesIn a contest with huge implications for 2018, it’s coming down the stretch to a battle of turnout operations.
  33. There’s a Lot at Stake in the VA Governor’s Race — and Democrats Are WorriedPolls are now very tight in a nasty culture-war campaign. If Republican Ed Gillespie wins, look out in 2018.
  34. Northam Now Saying He’d Ban Sanctuary Cities — If There Were Any in VirginiaOne of Ed Gillespie’s attack lines accuses his opponent of favoring sanctuary cities. It seems to have drawn blood.
  35. Will the Obama Coalition Turn Out in 2018? Virginia Might Offer Some CluesNon-presidential election falloff in the base is a long-standing problem for Democrats that they haven’t clearly solved.
  36. New Polls Show Crazy End to 2017 Elections Is PossibleThe GOP is threatening to win in newly blue Virginia, while a Democrat is doing well in deep-red Alabama. Clear lessons from 2017 may be hard to find.
  37. Democrats Panicking Over Virginia Show Signs of Post-Trump Stress DisorderEvery indicator shows Northam poised to win the Virginia governor’s race. But so did the indicators for Hillary Clinton, which has Democrats spooked.
  38. Trump Tweets His Way Into the Virginia Governor’s RaceThe same day a new poll shows the Democratic candidate taking a big lead.
  39. The Democrats’ Losing Streak Will Likely End in NovemberThe party needs a win in a nationally significant and competitive contest. There is still hope this year.
  40. Northam Beats Perriello in Virginia Democratic PrimaryThe Virginia Democratic Establishment candidate for governor won on the strength of a solid performance among African-Americans and key swing regions.
  41. Terry McAuliffe Is Thinking of Running for PresidentReally?
  42. Tomorrow’s Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Too Close to CallKeep an eye on what African-American voters and D.C. suburbanites do.
  43. The Democratic Primary in the Virginia Governor Race Is Getting Very InterestingThe winner will be general-election favorite. Some observers see a distinct Bernie versus Hillary flavor to it.
  44. Virginia Governor’s Race Is Good Test for Post-Trump Election StrategyIt’s early yet, and both parties have gubernatorial primaries, but Virginia’s likely to join New Jersey in showing an anti-Trump off-year backlash.
  45. Will Virginia Democrats Make the Gubernatorial Race a Referendum on Trump?One candidate is focusing on state issues while the other is linking his campaign to anti-Trump protests.