With Dems in lead, Virginia strengthens gun laws

By Grace Aspinall: Several important gun control measures, including universal background checks and a “red flag” law, were passed by the Virginia legislature in February 2020 as the Democratic majority installed in November signaled a shift away from traditionally lax…

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Death penalty repeal is not just for Democrats

By Paul O’Shea: Abolishing the death penalty is usually thought of as a Democratic and liberal policy, but a Republican and a libertarian serve proudly alongside their progressive colleagues on the board of Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.…

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Watch party fun — past, and future

With social distancing due to coronavirus dominating our lives, the conviviality of watch parties seems a vestige of the past. But of course Super Tuesday, with its clutch of watch parties, was just a few days ago, Mar. 3. We…

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The stars come out for GMU Young Dems event

By Marcus Motta: Some of northern Virginia’s biggest names were on hand for the George Mason University Young Democrats annual fundraiser, Pennies for Patriots. Led by Reps. Gerry Connolly (11th CD) and Jennifer Wexton (10th CD), the pols praising the…

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Listening to and learning from the coronavirus

Ed. Note: We encourage readers to share their insights and experiences as we journey together through the current historic coronavirus outbreak. By Mala Rajamani: The current coronavirus strain, as it snakes across the world, is shutting down travel, commerce, schools,…

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Meet FCDC’s new executive director, Jack Kiraly

Meet Jack Kiraly, the new Executive Director of Fairfax County Democratic Committee. As FCDC’s only paid employee, Jack is in charge of making the complex machinery of this large (900+ members) volunteer organization run smoothly. With elections every year, FCDC…

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