The master of cynical obfuscation and deflection is at it again. After the disaster of the G-7 meeting in Canada, the tepid response to the North Korea Summit, and faced with continuing revelations about his allies meeting with Russians during the 2016 campaign to obtain dirt on Hillary Clinton, Trump has done it again. When in doubt, deflect attention, and the best way to do that is by exploiting an issue that galvanizes your base — immigration. Trump’s problem, however, is that he has massively miscalculated the public’s outrage about separating children from their parents at the border. [Read more…]
On Saturday evening, I was honored to join hundreds of Democrats at the Unity Rally/JJ Dinner in Richmond to celebrate our statewide candidate team and their primary challengers, to introduce Attorney General Mark Herring, and to speak to the House Democratic efforts. I was back in Richmond as Democratic Leader and as your candidate for Delegate because of the support I received from so many of you in this community. I want to thank each of you for participating in the Democratic primary last Tuesday. Throughout this race, we remained focused on positive initiatives, discussing what we have accomplished and what we can do in Richmond to improve our Commonwealth and communities.
Tom Perriello has been especially eloquent in discussing the importance of unity and encouraging his supporters to engage this fall for the Democratic candidates. He is 100 percent behind the Democratic ticket and we can look forward to seeing him throughout the state this fall campaigning for our team and helping us with the House of Delegates elections. [Read more…]
I first became aware of Dr. Michael Mann’s work on climate change when reading about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Assessment Report on Climate Change. Mann was a climate scientist and professor at U.Va. from 1999 to 2005, he then left to go to Penn State.
His analysis of climate change was so powerful that the conservative right felt compelled to attempt to discredit him. This conservative attack found form in then-Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s 2011 attempt to subpoena records from U.Va. related to Mann’s research projects while he was at the University. This prompted me and others in the General Assembly to introduce legislation in 2011 to stop the AG’s witch hunt. The legislation ultimately failed, but Mann and the University won in the courts. [Read more…]
Please remember to vote in the Democratic primary on June 13, 2017. I have an opponent this year, so I need you to come out and vote – or vote absentee if you won’t be able to go to the polls on Primary Day. [Read more…]