06 Feb 2016
February 6, 2016

DPVA Quarterly Meetings – Feb 19 & 20

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The Democratic Party of Virginia Steering and Central Committees will hold their first meetings of 2016 on February 19th, 7:30 pm, and February 20th, at 10:00 am at the Suntrust Building, 919 East Main Street Suite 2050 Richmond, VA 23219.  Issues will include the March 1 Presidential Primary, the Rules for the DPVA Convention, city/county committee.. read more →

25 Jan 2015
January 25, 2015

Virginia Bookshelf Update

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Finally put down my Ipad long enough to read a couple of Virginia history books and update the Virginia Bookshelf Page – Focusing on, but not limited to, Virginia Politics and History since 1865.  Check it out and let me know if you have any suggestions. read more →

For the third straight year, I was able to enjoy my birthday with the the Democratic National Committee as it met in Atlanta for three very hot and humid days (August 21-23).  The word of the meeting was “turnout” as Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz gave a great speech and the various caucus and councils discussed.. read more →

“Remembering the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington” Virginia’s 8th District Democratic Committee will hold its Kennedy-King Dinner to raise money for this fall’s statewide and House of Delegates campaigns on Friday, October 25, 2013.  The Dinner honors the legacies of Sen. Robert Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King and bbrings Democrats together from Northern.. read more →

06 Sep 2013
September 6, 2013

President Obama Addresses #MOW50

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I was able to join the slightly soggy crowd on the Lincoln Memorial grounds for the 50th Anniversary March on Washington for for Jobs and Freedom last Wednesday afternoon.  It was a memorable experience.  Here is President Obama’s speech. read more →

16 Apr 2013
April 16, 2013

Letter from Birmingham Jail

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50 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King wrote his letter from the Birmingham Alabama jail, explaining his philosophy of nonviolent resistance.  Here is the letter and commentary.  “We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” read more →

25 Aug 2012
August 25, 2012

One small step . . .

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10 Oct 2011
October 10, 2011

Kennedy King Dinner this Thursday!

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The 18th Kennedy-King Dinner, sponsored by the 8th District Democratic Committee  is the premier Northern Virginia Democratic Event  – this year will be extra-special because it will include a Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Historic 1961 Freedom Rides that Changed America, including Keynote Speaker, Congressman Bob Filner – Civil Rights Activist and original Freedom Rider. .. read more →

27 Aug 2011
August 27, 2011

Civil Wars

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      What happens when the Center cannot hold, the Left can’t get its act together, the Revolution is betrayed, good people do nothing, and evil triumphs. read more →

23 Aug 2011
August 23, 2011

Sacco & Vanzetti

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Executed August 23, 1927.   read more →