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Virginia

  1. protests
    The Police Are Still RiotingCompton, California; Columbus, Ohio; and Richmond, Virginia, all saw outbreaks of police violence against protesters on Sunday.
  2. what's past is prologue
    What Will It Take to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday?The long struggle for Martin Luther King Jr. Day offers lessons that could ease the path to making Juneteenth a federal holiday.
  3. democrats
    Virginia Shows That Centrist Democrats Can Move a State LeftNobody thinks of suburban-dependent Virginia Democrats as all that progressive. But they are putting together a record that Joe Biden might emulate.
  4. gun control
    Virginia’s Assault Weapons Ban FailsIt was the most controversial bill in a package of gun control legislation advanced by Gov. Ralph Northam.
  5. labor
    VA Democrats Kill Pro-Union Bill After Learning CEOs Oppose ItRight-to-work repeal failed after a fiscal estimate predicted it would cost the state millions. But that estimate was based on a CEO survey.
  6. bad ideas
    What the Hell Is Vexit?A native of western Virginia tries to explain.
  7. white nationalism
    FBI Arrests 3 Suspected Neo-Nazis Ahead of VA Rally Catching Far-Right AttentionThe three far-right paramilitaries are connected to the neo-Nazi group the Base, and allegedly discussed attending the gun-rights rally in Richmond.
  8. women's rights
    Virginia Just Passed the ERA. What Happens Now?Will the Equal Rights Amendment soon be enshrined in the U.S. Constitution? We spoke to an expert about what’s next.
  9. the far-right
    Virginia Gov. Declares State of Emergency Before Pro-Gun Rally in RichmondTaking no chances after Charlottesville, Gov. Northam declared a state of emergency ahead of Lobby Day, which has attracted far-right demonstrators.
  10. women's suffrage
    Will Virginia Revive the ERA?Republicans say the window for ratifying the amendment has closed.
  11. virginia
    What’s the Point of Ralph Northam Anymore?If the knock against Republicans is that they’re racist and hostile to workers’ interests, this Democratic governor isn’t a bold enough contrast.
  12. labor
    Virginia Democrats Should Get Right to Work — by Repealing ‘Right to Work’Virginia is one of the most anti-labor states in the union. Democrats finally have the power to change that.
  13. just asking questions
    How Giving Trump the Finger Helped One Woman Win Her ElectionJuli Briskman explains why she flipped off Trump in 2017 and how she turned her viral moment into a chance to make real change.
  14. politics
    Abortion Is Not a Losing Issue. Yesterday’s Election Proved It.Voters in Virginia and Kentucky rebuked any idea that most Americans want Roe v. Wade overturned.
  15. politics
    Democrats’ Virginia Win Has 2020 ImplicationsIt looks like Democratic suburban gains in 2018 are continuing, and Republican efforts to shift attention from Trump to Dems’ scandals didn’t work.
  16. medicaid
    Tomorrow, America Could Get a Tiny Bit Closer to Universal Health CareMedicare for All isn’t on the ballot just yet. But in Virginia, Kentucky, and Mississippi, voters have a chance to secure “Medicaid for more.”
  17. elections of 2019
    Off-Year Election Preview: Is It All About Partisanship?Unpopular Republicans struggle to win governorships in red Kentucky and Mississippi, while partisan tides help Democrats in Virginia.
  18. elections of 2019
    Republicans Going All-Out Red Scare in Off-Year ElectionsIn Kentucky and even in the more moderate Virginia, Republicans are smearing all Democrats as terrifying socialists. It will get much worse next year.
  19. racism
    Two More Neo-Confederate School Names Challenged in VirginiaSchool officials resisting the NAACP suit tout history, but they’re the ones whitewashing the adoption of Confederate symbols to oppose civil rights.
  20. virginia
    Fairfax Says Rape Allegations Have Raised His Profile, Eyes Gubernatorial BidThe Virginia lieutenant governor is still fighting for his political life as Terry McAuliffe looms over the 2021 governor’s race.
  21. gerrymandering
    Supreme Court Dashes Virginia GOP’s Hopes for New Map in Racial Gerrymander CaseAn unusual 5-4 majority held that Virginia’s GOP legislature did not have standing to sue to overturn a gerrymandering decision that helped Democrats.
  22. vision 2020
    The States Trump Might Plausibly Aim to Flip in 2020There are no states that look like ripe fruit for Trump, though Minnesota, New Hampshire, Maine, Nevada, and maybe Virginia are possibilities.
  23. 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.
  24. power
    Justin Fairfax Accuser Describes Alleged Sexual Assault in Detail“It was like I had just walked into a trap,” Vanessa Tyson told Gayle King in her first televised interview.
  25. politics
    Virginia First Lady Asked Black Children to Imagine ‘Being a Slave’She reportedly also handed them pieces of raw cotton.
  26. 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.
  27. beer me
    The Internet Has Fallen in Love With This Lucky Charms BeerWhat’s next? Cinnamon Toast Crunch rum?
  28. 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.
  29. power
    Justin Fairfax’s Accuser Says Sexual Violence Is ‘Killing’ WomenDr. Vanessa Tyson spoke about #MeToo at her first public appearance since coming forward with her allegations against the lieutenant governor.
  30. 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?
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. racism
    Blackface Scandal Spreads to Mississippi’s Lieutenant GovernorRepublican gubernatorial front-runner Tate Reeves joined and remained in a fraternity famous for racist antics — not all that long ago.
  34. 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.
  35. politics
    A Comprehensive Guide to the Scandals Engulfing Top Virginia PoliticiansFrom the racist yearbook photo to sexual-assault allegations.
  36. 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.
  37. power
    Virginia Lieutenant Governor’s Accuser Releases Statement“I cannot believe, given my obvious distress, that Mr. Fairfax thought this forced sexual act was consensual.”
  38. virginia
    Read the Statement Accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Sexual Assault“I cannot believe, given my obvious state of distress, that Mr. Fairfax thought this forced sexual act was consensual,” writes Dr. Vanessa Tyson.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. politics
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Digs in Despite Calls to ResignNortham denies appearing in a racist yearbook photo, but admits to putting on blackface.
  42. 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.
  43. equal rights amendment
    Virginia Could Soon Place the Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S. ConstitutionThe Old Dominion would be the 38th state to ratify the ERA, which is enough if Congress and the courts decide to set aside a ratification deadline.
  44. 2018 midterms
    Dave Brat Tells Incarcerated Addicts He Has a Hard Life, Too“You think you’re having a hard time?” said the Virginia congressman. “I’ve got $5 million of negative ads going at me. How do you think I’m feeling?”
  45. 2018 midterms
    Dave Brat Takes Pelosi-Bashing to Its Apotheosis Against Anti-Pelosi OpponentDemocrat Abigail Spanberger had to remind her Republican opponent of her name after he mentioned Pelosi 21 times in a debate.
  46. pork
    Is America’s Greatest Ham Tradition Doomed?Bad news out of the “ham capital of the world” is evidence of an industry that might be in trouble.
  47. virginia is for capitalism
    Guess How Much Money Virginia Paid The Bachelorette to Film ThereWe love the Freedom of Information Act, baby!
  48. Primaries Set Up Big General-Election BattlesFrom a wave of Democratic woman in Virginia to a shot at a GOP Senate seat in Nevada, the June 12 primaries set tables for a November banquet.
  49. GOP Could Get Even Trumpier in June 12 PrimariesThe primaries range from big gubernatorial fights in South Carolina and Nevada to open House races in Virginia to ranked-choice voting in Maine.
  50. Republican Wins Dramatic Virginia House Race After Random DrawingThe GOP now holds a slim 51–49 majority in the statehouse.
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