If we would have known about Governor Northams’s blackface and other behaviors as a young man, then perhaps he would have never run in the primary at all or he would have been soundly beaten by Tom Perriello and Perriello, a true progressive, could be our governor today.
There is a growing consensus, not only among progressives, that 2020 race will see such issues as Medicare For All, a $15 minimum wage, help for student debt, a New Green Deal, a more progressive tax system will be front and center for all the candidates.
Connie Brennen told the Nelson Board of Supervisors, “This amendment is not just about women. I know each one of you has parents, has or may have children and grandchildren, and I know that each of you would want the law to be applied equally to all of them. This is the whole point of the amendment.”
No one is claiming a win on the fight over the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Not those for it, not those against it. Those for the ACP are a bit discouraged, however. Those against the pipeline are a bit encouraged. Here’s a few reasons why:
“And it’s really clear. Equal means equal. So women need to be protected in the United States Constitution as equals. And that’s what we’re asking for, and that’s all,” says Carroll Foy. From a story on WVTF by Mallory Noe-Payne.
So here we are on the eve of an historic election. Fear is being stoked, bombs are being sent, Trump admires a candidate who body slams a journalist and he warns of voter fraud. It’s no wonder citizens are anxious. But, the prescription for all that anxiety is to vote.