January 2018 Monthly Meeting

The first general monthly meeting of the 2018-2019 Culpeper County Democratic Committee was held on January 29th at Old House Vineyards!   Thank you town councilwoman Jamie Clancey for speaking to us!   We also heard from our four great candidates to defeat Dave Brat! Abigail Spanberger Dan Ward Helen Alli Diane Fraser   Agenda Minutes

Inaugural Meeting of the 2018-2019 CCDC Executive Committee

On January 17th, the newly elected Change Slate – Ben Hixon, Tristan Shields, Laura Bynum, Pam Novy, Meroë Dawson and Nancy Dailey – held their first Executive Committee Meeting. These executive meetings are historically administrivial and boring, but boy was this one well-attended! Minutes to this meeting and all other executive committee meetings can be […]

Is America still a country of laws?

By: Mike McClary Published by:∫ Culpeper Star-Exponent Date Published: December 30, 2017 David McCullough, in his excellent biography of John Adams, who was one of those whose ideas were enshrined in the Constitution, discusses how the founding fathers constructed their vision of government. One of the seminal ideas to the balance of power of the three […]

A Good Deal for the Common Man?

By: David Reuther Published by: Culpeper Star-Exponent  Date Published: December 17, 2017 I grew up in the West.  Every family vacation, we would collect our gear and head off to the National Parks.  We camped and explored the incredible beauty and majesty of Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, and others.  Along the way, we took […]

Tell Your Senators to Vote Against the Wealthcare Bill

By: Jon Taylor Published by: Blue Louisa Date Published: November 22, 2017    While many of the Central Virginian’s readers will blithely dismiss Melvin Burress’s November 16th letter, that would be a serious mistake since the Presidents efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act is a major component of the Republicans effort to funnel the nation’s wealth upwards to their […]

Using a strawman argument

By: David Reuther Published by: Culpeper Star-Exponent Date Published: November 30, 2017 Dr. Neviaser is always an entertaining read as he articulates the thinking of our conservative friends, shows what labels are in vogue, or what strawmen are useful. His observation that last November’s election results were predictable (CSE – Nov. 26) is a case in […]

Keep the Internet Neutral

By: Jon Taylor Published by: Blue-Louisa Date Published: November 27, 2017 The FCC’s proposed changes to Net Neutrality called “Restoring Internet Freedom” which they will be voting on December 14th is anything but. If passed, it would allow major Internet Service Providers; like AT & T, Verizon and Comcast to charge their customers premium prices to reach certain […]