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Weep For Jim Gilmore, Who Can't Even Get Elected as a GOP Convention Delegate 

Former Virginia Governor and failed GOP presidential candidate Jim Gilmore—also known as failed Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb, a similarly tragic and square-faced man for whom I nearly always confuse him—assumed, incorrectly, that he would be selected as a delegate to the Republican National Convention.…

Virginia Republicans Will Sue Over Governor Restoring Voting Rights to Felons 

At the end of April, Virginia Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order restoring voting rights to people convicted of felonies. Unhappy state Republicans said on Monday they would file a lawsuit contesting the order, which, according to them, was designed to bulk up Democratic voter rolls in time…

Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights to More Than 200,000 People Convicted of Felonies

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order Friday restoring voting rights to people convicted of felonies. In Virginia, the law barring felons from voting dates back to the Civil War; the governor said today that the state “cannot achieve its full potential until all men and women are eligible for…

State Senator Emails AP English Teacher to Offer His Thoughts on Beloved (Too Many Breasts)

When Toni Morrison’s Beloved was published, in 1987, Margaret Atwood, writing in the New York Times Book Review called it a “triumph.” She wrote of the novel, which has come to be considered one of the most important of the contemporary era, “[Morrison’s prose is] by turns rich, graceful, eccentric, rough, lyrical,…

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Forge Ahead with the First Wins of the 2016 Primary

A friend of mine characterized the 2016 presidential primaries as “the worst pad thai i’ve ever had it’s too lime-y”; this exacting sentiment has been my entire opinion about this debate saturated circus. But the one thing—the one single thing— that has kept me going over the past few months is the fact that, worst…

Virginia Tech Students Accused of Plotting Kidnapping and Murder of 13-Year-Old Girl 

Two Virginia Tech students, a man and a woman, are accused of carefully plotting the murder of a 13-year-old girl, prosecutors said Thursday. David Eisenhauer, 18, and Natalie Keepers, 19, are charged in connection with Nicole Lovell’s death. An anonymous law enforcement source told CNN they believe the motive for the…

Hero Teen Saves Her Father's Life By Lifting a Fucking Truck Off Him During a House Fire

The nicest thing I remember doing for my dad when I was 19 was buying him a new set of grilling utensils. He loved that set, and used it to cook delicious meals for years. Wait—come to think of it, someone else gave him those. I guess I don’t remember the nicest thing I did for my dad when I was 19, because the nicest…

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Martese Johnson, UVA Student Beaten by Police, Files Lawsuit Against State Agency 

Martese Johnson, the 21-year-old University of Virginia student who was beaten and arrested by agents from the state’s state Alcoholic and Beverage Control (ABC) agency, filed a $3 million lawsuit against the agency. Johnson filed the suit in a Charlottesville court on Tuesday. In the complaint, he alleges that three…