Virginia Is the Latest Chapter in the Nearly 50-Year Saga of the Equal Rights Amendment 

In 1972, Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which was first drafted in 1923 and reads, rather simply: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” But because the United States is a bad country and constitutional amendments…

Meet Jennifer Carroll Foy, the Public Defender and New Mom Who Just Joined the Virginia House of Delegates

Jennifer Carroll Foy, a 36-year-old public defender from Woodbridge, Virginia, beat Republican Mike Makee for the 2nd District seat by a 26 percent margin last week. Hers was one of a small avalanche of Democratic wins—and in particular, women and minority wins—that marked the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s…

Transgender Political Candidate Raised 20 Times More Money Than Her Bigoted Opponent Last Month

Danica Roem is a former journalist and transgender woman who is running for the 13th District seat in Virginia’s House of Delegates against noted bigot incumbent Robert G. Marshall, who is campaigning for his 14th term. He hasn’t started campaigning particularly hard, and in June Roem raised $85,637 to his $4,585.

Torch-bearing White Nationalists Protested the Planned Removal of a Confederate Monument in Virginia

On Saturday, in Virginia, a blindingly white punching bag by the name of “Richard Spencer,” led or participated in two rallies of fellow white nationalist and “alt-right” protesters, complaining about the planned removal of a Confederate monument in Charlottesville. The statue in question is of Confederate General…

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