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.
In a dramatic development, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that all 27 senators facing reelection next year will not seek another term.
While Egypt's future is uncertain, the feeling of optimism among the people who succeeded in demanding change is palpable today. It wouldn't surprise me if February 11th becomes an Egyptian national holiday in the future.
Electoral politics has long been said to be "the Art of the possible," while the politics of change is necessarily about changing what's possible. I...
Now it's Big Coal's turn to pick up the tab for the Tea Party. Under the guise of "celebrating the American coal miner," an infamous Big Coal front lobby group has bankrolled the buses, hotels and meals to bring Appalachian coal mining supporters to DC.
The current fight over the building of an Islamic study center near Ground Zero here in Manhattan is reminiscent of another battle nearly thirty years ago over a Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.
Hysterical white people are all over the media screaming to whomever is listening that white people are under attack in America. The key word here, though, is "resurrection," for this hysteria is nothing new.
Webb feels viscerally that policies that treat all whites as privileged, regardless of wide variations in their socio-economic background and circumstances, make a mockery of the liberal ideal of equal justice.
Nobel laureate and Burmese democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi turned 65 today. She has spent 15 of the last 21 years in prison or under house arrest. There is no end to her, or her nation's, agony in sight.