Webb's position on college affordability, like much of his record, doesn't fit neatly into any political box. While he has been a staunch defender of rural, impoverished communities in many of his speeches, his positions on college affordability have shown him to be far more to the right than you might think.
Unlike the 2012 presidential campaign, in which much of the "war on women" rhetoric employed by Democrats hinged on reproductive health politics and the birth control mandate, next year's presidential race will address a broader array of economic concerns for women, at least if Hillary Clinton has a say.
While Hillary will be constantly defending herself against perpetual scandals and threading a centrist high wire, Webb will focus exclusively on communicating his bold ideas on economic growth, national security, and other major issues important to Americans nationwide.
If you're a liberal, and you were asked why Hillary Clinton deserves to be president, how would you answer? Similarly, if you're a conservative, why does Jeb Bush deserve to be commander in chief?
With just 600 days until the 2016 general elections, it was reasonable to have a break in the recent political weather and wind. And we got it for two reasons: Democrats were getting past emailgate and Republicans were getting past Bibi and Iran.
In recent weeks, there has been substantial media attention paid to the Democrats' weak bench, meaning that other than Hillary Clinton there are few p...
NATO was critical to the shaping of the "new Europe" two decades earlier after the fall of the Iron Curtain. Similar and new challenges have emerged where once again NATO may be a defining factor in the future of Europe as well as the Euro-Atlantic family.
It is indecent that preventable casualties during combat have been followed by preventable casualties during treatment. Let's all take responsibility and end this bipartisan shame with bipartisan solutions. The best politics is to do what is right for the vets, not the politicians.
Absent the stratospheric job approval ratings of George W. Bush in 1998 and Hillary Clinton in 2006, Kasich and Walker are more likely to face a similar scenario to Bill Clinton in 1990. They will have to go full-throttle to win re-election and maintain their political viability.
The partisan divide is as deep today as it perhaps has ever been. Even so, as demonstrated by the imminent passage of the first budget deal in almost five years, the landscape can change rapidly. The next big sea change seems relatively easy to predict...
As the Washington Post pointed out, you can be a gun-rights activist in the old Dominion and get a judgeship in Virginia, but you can't be a gay rights advocate and get approved by the the same assembly in Richmond.
Virginia Democrats are at a crossroads: do we want to continue to live in the "Old Virginny," or will we summon the will to make the fundamental changes needed to compete in the "New Virginny"? That choice is now up to us.
With just over a week to go, will we rise to the occasion and help Virginia Democrats keep control of the State Senate?
It has been a big week on the foreign policy front, with the death of Libya's dictator and President Obama's announcement today that all U.S. troops would be out of Iraq by the end of this year.
If President Obama manages to eke out a second term, perhaps Sen. Jim Webb could return as the head of the Pentagon to preside over the end of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and a true dismantling of the military-industrial complex.
A union coal miner's daughter and a long-time grassroots activist in the region, Selvage has been at the forefront of several movements in the central Appalachian coal country to stop reckless mountaintop removal.