Winter Storm Expected to Bring Snow From the Dakotas to the East Coast

‘There’s more uncertainty than usual,’ one forecaster said.

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Body of Virginia Man Who Abandoned Vehicle in Snowstorm Is Found

Jacob Whaley, 34, was discovered just over 200 yards from where his family had originally estimated he would be.

#deaths-fatalities, #snow-and-snowstorms, #virginia

Virginia Democrats Aim to Block Trump’s E.P.A. Chief From State Agency

In Virginia, cabinet nominees are rarely blocked. But the Republican governor-elect’s choice of Andrew Wheeler to be natural resources secretary has alarmed Democrats.

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I-95 Near Washington, D.C., Is Closed After Deadly Snowstorm

Drivers reported being stranded for hours as part of the interstate, one of the country’s busiest travel corridors, was shut down after accidents involving several tractor-trailers.

#interstate-95, #maryland, #national-weather-service, #new-jersey, #north-carolina, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms, #tennessee, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #virginia, #washington-dc, #weather

Winter Storm Knocks Out Power Across Southeast

Hundreds of thousands were without electricity on Monday, and federal government offices in the Washington, D.C., area were closed because of the storm.

#appalachian-region, #delaware, #georgia, #maryland, #national-weather-service, #new-jersey, #north-carolina, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms, #tennessee, #virginia, #washington-dc, #weather

Second Time Capsule Is Found Beneath Pedestal of Robert E. Lee Statue

The discovery in Richmond excited historians, officials and crew workers, who hope that the box contains rare memorabilia buried in 1887.

#lee-robert-e, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #richmond-va, #time-capsules, #virginia

Winsome Sears Wants Black Voters to Rethink the G.O.P.

The incoming lieutenant governor of Virginia was an unlikely candidate: a deeply conservative Black woman, and an immigrant, who supports Donald Trump.

#black-people, #elections-lieutenant-governors, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #richmond-va, #trump-donald-j, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

Rodin Bronze From Family Plot Is Heading to Auction

Experts criticize the decision to remove this grave site memorial and sell it privately. The family says it’s a way to provide safekeeping.

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‘Shopping Cart Killer’ Suspected in Four Deaths, Police Say

The authorities in Virginia say that Anthony Robinson met his victims via online dating sites and later transported their bodies in shopping carts to dispose of them.

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Protect Abortion Rights? Virginia Democrats’ Vacation Plans Get in the Way.

Some Virginia Democrats want to codify abortion rights into state law in their final weeks in power. But several state senators do not want to upend their travel to Hawaii, Europe and Africa.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

The Suburbs Are Poorer and More Diverse Than We Realize

Understanding diversity in the suburbs is key to winning elections.

#critical-race-theory, #diversity, #education, #internal-sub-only-nl, #lewis-mccoy-r-lheureux, #loudoun-county-va, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #suburbs, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

Democrats Don’t Understand Asian American Voters

Broad but shallow antiracism talk isn’t enough to hold on to Asian American support.

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Why Democrats May Have a Long Wait if They Lose Their Grip on Washington

Voters’ reflexive instinct to check the party in power makes it hard for any party to retain a hold on both the White House and Congress for long.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #midterm-elections-2022, #truman-harry-s, #virginia, #voting-and-voters

How Likely Is a Democratic Comeback Next Year?

The fundamentals for the 2022 midterms are usually not in the favor of the party in the White House.

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Do Democrats Have a Messaging Problem?

Some critics say the Democratic Party is struggling to respond to issues seized upon by conservative news media.

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A Conversation With a Virginia Democrat

Representative Abigail Spanberger, a moderate, discusses her reservations about the Biden agenda and her party’s prospects.

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Covid-Related School Chaos Is a Problem for Democrats

Strict Covid measures are creating fertile ground for the privatization movement.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #critical-race-theory, #education-k-12, #fairfax-county-va, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #race-and-ethnicity, #rufo-christopher-f, #virginia

Election Results in Virginia Prove Things Can Get Worse for Democrats

Republicans ran up the margins in rural Virginia counties, the latest sign that Democrats, as one lawmaker put it, “continue to tank in small-town America.”

#democratic-party, #elections-governors, #mcauliffe-terry, #republican-party, #rural-areas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #voting-and-voters, #whites, #youngkin-glenn-a

A Woke-Up Call for Democrats

Out of chaos comes just more chaos.

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Democrats Need to Confront Their Privilege

To win the culture war, bring the nation together, don’t split it into parts.

#democratic-party, #elections-governors, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

The Democratic Turnout Myth Unravels

It was long thought that surges in voting would help Democrats. So how does the party explain Glenn Youngkin’s victory?

#democratic-party, #elections-governors, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #voting-and-voters

Republicans Hit on Schools as a Wedge Issue to Unite the Party

Rallying around what it calls “parental rights,” the party is pushing to build on its victories this week by stoking white resentment and tapping into broader anger at the education system.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #critical-race-theory, #discrimination, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #elections-governors, #midterm-elections-2022, #parenting, #polls-and-public-opinion, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

A Rough Election Night for the Democrats

Why did the party fare so poorly in Tuesday’s closely watched contests?

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Republicans Are Going to Use Dog Whistles. Democrats Can’t Just Ignore Them.

Liberals have to forge an effective counterattack on race.

#atwater-lee, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #critical-race-theory, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #mcauliffe-terry, #new-jersey, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #virginia, #voting-and-voters, #whites

How Glenn Youngkin Activated White Racial Anxiety and Won Over Voters

The strategy of manufactured outrage has proved depressingly effective.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #critical-race-theory, #elections, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

Election Day Silver Linings!

Really, it could have been worse.

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Youngkin’s Dance With Trump Was Pivotal. But Is It Repeatable?

Glenn Youngkin’s victory in Virginia may inspire Republican imitators vying to win over Trump supporters without embracing the former president outright.

#elections-governors, #trump-donald-j, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

Republicans Pounce on Schools as a Wedge Issue to Unite the Party

Rallying around what it calls “parental rights,” the party is pushing to build on its victories this week by stoking white resentment and tapping into broader anger at the education system.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #critical-race-theory, #discrimination, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #elections-governors, #midterm-elections-2022, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

Youngkin’s Victory in Virginia’s Election Is a Warning for Democrats

Democrats should take heed. 

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How Youngkin Made Use of Trump in His Virginia Win

That was Glenn Youngkin’s approach. Watch other Republicans mimic it.

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Democrats, Stung by Electoral Losses, Press Forward on Biden Agenda

Disappointed by a loss in Virginia and a closer-than-expected race in New Jersey, Democrats were working toward quick action on key bills to show they could govern.

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What Youngkin’s Win in the Virginia Governor Race Means for Democrats

Less than a year after taking power in Washington, the party faces a grim immediate future, struggling to energize voters without a presidential foil and losing messaging wars to Republicans.

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Republicans Schooled Democrats in Virginia

Democrats probably need a new way to talk about race and education.

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5 Takeaways From the Virginia Governor’s Race

The victory by Glenn Youngkin in the Virginia governor’s race delivered a jolt of encouragement for Republicans and a stark warning sign for the Democrats.

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Glenn Youngkin Defeats Terry McAuliffe in Virginia Governor’s Race

Mr. Youngkin, a former private equity executive making his first run for office, focused on education and taxes while projecting a suburban-dad image to create distance from former President Trump.

#elections-governors, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia

The Virginia Election Shows Why Democrats Are in Trouble

The election in Virginia is more than just a reflection on Biden’s failures.

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Who is Glenn Youngkin and How Did He Win the Virginia Governor’s Race?

Helped by his personal fortune, the victor in the Virginia governor’s race won over voters who were put off by Trumpism but were not, it turned out, entirely opposed to elevating another Republican.

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What to Watch in Tuesday’s Elections: Virginia, Mayor’s Races and Policing

The Virginia governor’s race will be closely studied for clues about the midterms, and new mayors will be chosen in New York, Boston, Buffalo, Atlanta and more.

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Linwood Holton, 98,Virginia Governor Who Pushed for Racial Equality, Dies

The first Republican governor of the state in almost a century, he seemed to herald a new, post-racial South. He later became disillusioned with his own party.

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As Youngkin Tries to Finesse Trump, McAuliffe Conjures His Comeback

Barnstorming Virginia, the candidates for governor hammered away at their core arguments. For the Republican: parents’ involvement in schools. For the Democrat: Trump redux.

#democratic-party, #loudoun-county-va, #mcauliffe-terry, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

In the Final Days Before Virginia Votes, Both Sides Claim Momentum

Glenn Youngkin and Terry McAuliffe crisscrossed Virginia on the last weekend of what has become an increasingly close race for governor.

#clyburn-james-e, #elections-governors, #mcauliffe-terry, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

The Demand for Money Behind Many Police Traffic Stops

Busted taillights, missing plates, tinted windows: Across the U.S., ticket revenue funds towns — and the police responsible for finding violations.

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What the Virginia Election Result Will Mean for Democrats and Republicans

Republicans hope to hit on a recipe for renewal, while Democrats worry that a loss could force them to defend seats in blue states next year.

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On Virginia’s Election and a Battle That Has Already Been Lost

Thoughts on the “critical race theory” moral panic.

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Why a Changing Richmond and Its Suburbs Are Key to Virginia’s Vote

The region has been an engine of Democratic victories, but now the party is on defense as Republicans go after swing voters with worries about schools.

#elections-governors, #mcauliffe-terry, #population, #richmond-va, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

Glenn Youngkin Was a Traditional Republican. Then He Became a Culture Warrior.

As he runs for governor of Virginia, Mr. Youngkin has built a coalition, as one prominent conservative described it, of Trump voters and angry parents.

#elections-governors, #mcauliffe-terry, #romney-mitt, #trump-donald-j, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

Will We See Red or Blue Mirages in Election Results on Tuesday?

Mail-in ballots skewed early returns in some states in 2020. Will the trend repeat itself on Tuesday?

#absentee-voting, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia

Glenn Youngkin vs. Toni Morrison

Picking a fight over “Beloved” and the great Toni Morrison is an unwinnable battle.

#beloved-book, #black-people, #censorship, #history-academic-subject, #morrison-toni, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

In Virginia, Early Voting Has an Impact. And a Long Run.

The pandemic has helped convert more and more voters into early voters, as hundreds of thousands of Virginians have made clear in recent weeks.

#absentee-voting, #elections-governors, #mcauliffe-terry, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #voting-and-voters, #youngkin-glenn-a

The Supreme Court Has Failed on Police Reform

Lawmakers must step up and do what the justices won’t.

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