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Monday, October 18, 2021

Terry McAuliffe

Editor’s Notebook: Dems to Joe: ‘Stay home’?

We're getting down to brass tacks when it comes to the Virginia gubernatorial race, and on Tuesday, it was announced that former President Barack Obama was coming into Virginia to stump for Terry McAuliffe, as were First Lady Jill...

Letter: McAuliffe will build on Virginia progress

Editor: As a high-school senior, I’m beyond excited to be able to cast my first-ever ballot for former and future governor Terry McAuliffe. For me, the choice is quite clear – we can either continue the progress we’ve made since...

Letter: Youngkin is not leveling with Virginia voters

Editor: Fifty years ago, long before the poet Maya Angelou used these words, my mother said to me: When people show you who they are, believe them the first time. Those words were good advice to a young woman. They...

Editor’s Notebook: Is ‘Bipartisan Terry’ the tonic for Democrats’ woes?

An interesting Terry McAuliffe gubernatorial campaign showed up on TV (that thing we all used to watch before other electronic devices took over that task …), and the ad seems to mark a change of strategy. Now appearing on...

Editor’s Notebook: Do they think they’re fooling anybody?

“Sanctimonious political hacks” is not a phrase we throw around often here at the office – and we throw around lots of phrases – but when it fits, it fits. And for purposes of today's discussion, it fits nine of...

Editor’s Notebook: A fatal self-inflicted wound for McAuliffe?

The textbook political definition of “gaffe” is a politician who accidentally says what he’s really thinking, even though he doesn’t want the public to know. If Terry McAuliffe ends up failing to sink the political equivalent of a gimme-putt and...

Letter: Youngkin will not define himself to electorate

Editor: After two debates, does anyone have any idea what Glenn Youngkin, the Republican nominee for governor, stands for? With less than a month before the election, all Youngkin has presented is a lot of platitudes and dog whistles (language...

Candidates stake out familiar positions in gubernatorial debate

Locked in a tight race for governor, Republican Glenn Youngkin and former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) traded barbs over COVID, abortion and the economy during a Sept. 28 forum at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria. Youngkin assailed what he...

Letter: Progressives are actually impeding progress in Virginia

Editor: A clear difference once existed between Maryland and Virginia. Virginia had lower taxes, was more business-friendly and was less intrusive. With progressives in control, Virginia has progressively declined. We have the choice to halt or hurry that decline. We can...

Editorial: Will Biden travails propel Youngkin to success?

There was an instructive poll result reported in last week’s Falls Church News-Press newspaper. The online (and therefore non-scientific but still illuminating) query had asked Falls Church-ians whether they thought the Afghanistan evacuation had been carried out successfully. Despite the newspaper...
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