LGBT Rights - Part II

Posted by Katherine | Friday, May 16th, 2008

So in the last post, where we mentioned that gay rights hadn't really come up yet? Well that was wrong; they just had. Yesterday, California's Supreme Court ruled that gay and straight couples must be treated equally when it comes to marriage. It's hard to image that gay marriage won't ...

Republicans v Democrats

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, May 15th, 2008

With room to grow [MaxVelascoKnott / Flickr] Ask the blogosphere to assess the health of the Republican and Democratic parties and you get wildly different answers. Citizen Haines, a Virginia native and self-described sarcastic polymath, is afraid that the Republican Party is in trouble because it's diluting conservative principles to be ...

Anti-Hispanic Racism in Virginia

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

This probutcool video was made by indy filmmakers who are documenting immigration issues in Northern Virginia. They're putting shorts up on their YouTube channel as they go, and they'll draw on the collection of footage to create a feature-length film. This clip (found by Sue Salinger) documents some anti-Hispanic racism ...

Republicans for Billary

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, March 6th, 2008

[Daniella Zalcman / Flickr] As a small addendum to the previous post, this from Republican John Rich, who voted for Clinton in Virginia: The Clintons are a team. You get one, you get both. And that’s good news for Republicans like me: he’d be a steadying influence on Hillary’s more leftish notions. Stated ...

He’s Baa-aaaack

Posted by Katherine | Monday, February 25th, 2008

So Nader's running again. Johnny Camacho, a teenaged Virginia Democrat, defends Nader's bid against the tidal wave of Democratic vitriol that followed yesterday's announcement. He argues that Nader didn't cost Al Gore any votes in 2000 and believes Nader may actually have handed the Democrats extra votes that year. As to ...