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By Tom Fitton
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - House Of Delegates
Democrats will use 'war on women' as long as it goes unchallenged
Having collected less than 50 percent of the vote in the Virginia governor's race, Democrat Terry McAuliffe can hardly claim a mandate and now faces the tough task of filling in the details of a vague political agenda in the face of a strong Republican-controlled legislature and a Democratic Party for which he has spent most of his life working in various unelected roles.
The days following an election are spent reflecting on the lessons drawn from what went wrong and what went right. For Virginia Republicans, not much went right. For Democrats, just enough went right to win.
Without a real vision for Virginia, gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe resorts to false accusations and fear mongering. Mr. McAuliffe has approved a new TV ad in which viewers are shown birth-control pills and hear a voice stating that Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate for governor, as a state senator sponsored a bill in the General Assembly to outlaw birth-control pills when he was a state senator. The accusation is not true.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe, struggling to create a positive image for himself in Virginia's governor race, is setting the stage to shift the dirty work of negative advertising this fall to others.
Gov. Bob McDonnell said Tuesday he plans to return all the gifts a donor supplied Virginia's first family — ending months of legal wrangling and a smattering of calls for his resignation.
The Supreme Court decision invalidating part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act is sending shock waves across the Potomac.
Who is funding the efforts to get ex-felons registered to vote in Virginia? Apparently it's the George Soros-funded Tides Foundation.
Virginia Democrats tried to shift the focus Monday away from their own embattled gubernatorial candidate to newly minted Republican lieutenant governor nominee E.W. Jackson, whose controversial remarks on abortion and gay rights have quickly landed the fiery Chesapeake minister in the national spotlight.
Maryland citizens had their Second Amendments rights infringed on Thursday when Gov. Martin O’Malley signed more gun control into law. However, Mr. O’Malley’s scheme was secretly watered down a little before it became law.
The Maryland General Assembly has approved a measure to allow medical marijuana programs at academic medical research centers that decide to participate.
A majority of Virginians say the names of concealed weapons holders should not be made public, according to the results of a poll released Thursday.
An amendment to Virginia's health care legislation pushed by Gov. Bob McDonnell would prohibit insurers that participate in "Obamacare" exchanges from providing abortion services in most instances.
Gov. Bob McDonnell wants to prohibit abortion coverage through insurance plans purchased through the federally run health care exchange that will serve Virginia.
Aperverse side effect of Maryland's gun-control hysteria is that certain proposed legislation could leave American soldiers disarmed. The General Assembly should slow down and think about what it's doing.