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Posted at 06:38 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Is gay marriage really progressive?

What is progressive about conditioning the state’s right to sanction marriage on changeable judicial attitudes?

By Norman Leahy and Paul Goldman  |  06:38 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Will Herring be the anti-Cuccinelli?

The new attorney general seems intent on zigging where his predecessor zagged.

By Peter Galuszka  |  11:36 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:26 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Don’t bet against a Medicaid deal in Richmond

The Virginia government won’t shut down.

By Norman Leahy and Paul Goldman  |  06:26 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Virginia moderates -- but gun sales soar

Dramatic increase came in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings.

By Peter Galuszka  |  01:17 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 12/03/2013

It’s fine to not build parking at Tysons Metro stations

If stations are surrounded by parking that will reduce the number of buildings within walking distance of Metro.

By Dan Malouff  |  01:21 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 12/02/2013

What if Bill Bolling takes on Mark Warner?

A GOP bent on winning might look at the lieutenant governor and think he’s their ideal candidate.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:11 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Va. gets (another) mental health wake-up call

The Deeds family tragedy is drawing attention to mental illness is neglected at budget time.

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:34 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Ken Cuccinelli vs. Mark Warner in 2014?

The Post’s interview raises a question: Why did the attorney general run for governor in the first place?

By Norman Leahy  |  01:01 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Baseball and slavery collide in Richmond

Stadium proposal shows, once again, how hard it can be for the city to deal with its past.

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:06 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Kings Dominion drops ‘Miner’s Revenge’

Kings Dominion drops ‘Miner’s Revenge’

By Peter Galuszka  |  09:56 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Purple PAC to Sarvis’ rescue?

He won’t win, but he might earn enough votes to win a ballot spot for the Libertarian Party.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:38 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Poll shows an edge for McAuliffe

Cuccinelli still has work to do with his base.

By Norman Leahy  |  01:49 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 09/10/2013

What will Warner do on Syria?

His Syria vote could become an issue in the 2014 election.

By Norman Leahy  |  12:07 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Is a ‘GOP wipeout’ narrative taking root in Va.?

It's still early, but expectations can be a powerful thing.

By Norman Leahy  |  12:27 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Sabato: McAuliffe is winning

Is a Democratic sweep a real possibility?

By Norman Leahy  |  02:01 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 08/30/2013

McDonnell on the message: It’s education

Governor continues to advance an issue that has nothing but upside for Cuccinelli.

By Norman Leahy  |  08:51 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 08/29/2013

GreenTech story is a mess, but not a scandal

Of the two big stories casting a cloud over the Va. governor's race, only one qualifies as a scandal.

By Peter Galuszka  |  11:49 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/26/2013

McDonnell sends Cuccinelli a signal

Jobs and education can be a winning issue -- if Cuccinelli figures out how to make them center stage.

By Norman Leahy  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Virginia's problem goes beyond McDonnell

The case for ethics reform doesn't stop with unreported gifts to the governor and his family.

By Peter Galuszka  |  01:39 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 08/21/2013

Quinnipiac: McAuliffe 48, Cuccinelli 42

McAuliffe's relentless focus on social issues is hitting home.

By Norman Leahy  |  09:26 AM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 08/19/2013

The McDonnells face the prosecutors

Social faux pas and nitwittery are not federal offense

By Norman Leahy  |  05:47 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Yes to a special session in Virginia

Ken Cuccinelli's call for a special legislative session to address ethics reform is not only the right call, it's the only call.

By Norman Leahy  |  05:16 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Driving while distracted (by Virginia politics)

Attack billboards, Confederate flags -- doesn't anyone care about safe driving?

By Peter Galuszka  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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