The 2012 presidential election taught us that while Virginia has yet to face pervasive "Florida-like" havoc, its elections could use a makeover. Here are five changes the General Assembly could have embraced to ensure open, fair and more efficient elections in 2013.
McDonnell Gets By With A Little Help From His Friend As Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) continued his push for education reforms in Virginia, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) stopped by for a little nudge in the right direction, reports the Associated Press. "Jindal was in Richmond for U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's fundraiser, so Gov. Bob McDonnell took the opportunity to have his fellow Republican talk about grading schools on an A-to-F scale and allowing the state to take over chronically failing schools," AP writes.
Unable to win the last two presidential elections, even with the help of unlimited corporate spending and undemocratic voting restrictions, Republicans are now trying to change the rules of the game again.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and the rest of the state's GOP leadership have opposed President Barack Obama's health care law since the start. The ...
GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has made efforts to stay away from all of the callous and outrageous comments made by his anti-choice allies. Should he win, it's likely Romney could give these anti-choice extremists a seat at the table. Who are these extremists?
Think this year's political focus on women's issues is just some overblown hype fueled by a few rogue Akins and Mourdocks? Think again. I sorted through binders full of Republican candidates, and found a real pattern.
With cameras in tow, Tareq Salahi kicks off underdog bid for Governor's mansion Sept. 16. It is perhaps the first-ever statewide political campaign filmed for an independent reality show.
TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via ...
I really can't blame the no-show trio, however, for skipping Romney's coronation. I couldn't be bothered to go either and I live for these quadrennial political love-ins. Forget Hurricane Isaac. It was Tampa in August with Romney. That's all the reason I needed to stay home.
Here is one of the most important, and underreported, problems of a Mitt Romney candidacy. Romney doesn't lead as much as follow the loudest voices in his party.
I know the Obama campaign gets it, otherwise they wouldn't be where they are now, running ahead of their opponent for a second term in the White House. For that I'm thankful. But today we learned that there are still some Democrats who don't get it.
For four days America's governors will gather in Williamsburg, Va., for the National Governors Association's annual summer meeting. While the annual meeting is not open to the public, it is open to members of the NGA's Corporate Fellows Program.
The Board's second-vote encore would have been a fitting end to the University drama -- if the goal had been merely to reinstate Sullivan. From the beginning, however, the debate was about information.
As Virginia's flagship university begins to heal and deal with the many tough decisions that undoubtedly lie ahead, it owes a big debt to Bob McDonnell for focusing minds and getting the institution back on track.
Many corporate leaders in Virginia stated their discomfort to the social legislation being pushed in the legislature -- "vaginal probes" just isn't the kind of thing that most companies want to be associated with. Will this lead them to pull back on the gas pedal of money to the GOP?
On the Sullivan question, the faculty stance is well-known. Contrary to the myth of lazy professors, the Faculty Senate worked hard to support Sullivan.