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Biden’s Big Climate Decision: Will He Embrace His Task Force’s Goals?

The former vice president’s allies and some of the Democratic Party’s leading progressives have quietly started to forge common ground to shape a climate plan before Election Day.
Tags: News, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, John, Biden, Kerry, Alexandria, Sanders, Democratic Party, Bernard, Prakash, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Joseph R Jr, Presidential Election of 2020, Ocasio-Cortez, Green New Deal


Virginia Campaign To Prevent Any Local Gun-Control Efforts, ACT NOW!

Urgent Action Item Follows! Virginia Campaign To Prevent Any Local Gun-Control Efforts, ACT NOW! istock Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- As of July 1st, 2020, Virginia cities, counties, and towns can strip you of your rights by passing local gun control that forbids you from carrying in local government buildings, parks, recreation, and community centers, and at permitted events and adjacent streets! If we let localities do this, we will have a massive spiderweb of gun control across the Commonw...
Tags: Guns, Virginia, Russia, US, Richmond, Alexandria, VCDL, Virginia Citizens Defense League Inc, Gun Rights News, Democrats War on Guns, About Virginia Citizens Defense League Inc, Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL


Climate Activists Doubted Joe Biden. Can He Win Them Over?

A task force designed to help shape Mr. Biden’s climate plan has recommended that he embrace moving to 100 percent renewable electricity in 15 years and a rapid transition to energy-efficient buildings.
Tags: News, Global Warming, Joe Biden, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, John, Biden, Kerry, Alexandria, Sanders, Bernard, Prakash, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Joseph R Jr, Presidential Election of 2020, Ocasio-Cortez, Green New Deal


Progressives Doubted Joe Biden on Climate Change. Can He Win Them Over?

A task force designed to help shape Mr. Biden’s climate plan has recommended that he embrace moving to 100 percent renewable electricity in 15 years and a rapid transition to energy-efficient buildings.
Tags: News, Global Warming, Joe Biden, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, John, Biden, Kerry, Alexandria, Sanders, Bernard, Prakash, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Joseph R Jr, Presidential Election of 2020, Ocasio-Cortez, Green New Deal


NRA: Multiple Anti-Gun Laws In Effect Today in Virginia

Multi anti-gun bills come into effect today in Virginia. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Today, July 1st, the anti-gun bills passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Ralph Northam will take effect. Though Gov. Northam was unable to get the General Assembly to pass his comprehensive gun ban during the 2020 session, he stated during his press conference at the bill signings that he will seek it again next year. It is critical that Second Amendment supporters remain read...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Virginia, House, Bill, Alexandria, General Assembly, Nra, State Police, Ralph Northam, Northam, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA


VA Background Check Expansion Push Ignores Reality and Less-Intrusive Alternative

VA Background Check Expansion Push Ignores Reality and Less-Intrusive Alternative, iStock-884220580 U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “An Alexandria nonprofit is working to get every state to improve its background checks on gun purchasers, and Democratic lawmakers are taking notice,” a sympathetic ALXNow promotional piece masked as a news report asserts. “Safer Country was founded in 2019 by Alexandria attorney Paul Alan Friedman with the mission of taking firearms away from dangerous people. Friedm...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Virginia, Chicago, Democrats, Lewis Carroll, Resistance, Baltimore, Bids, Irs, Alice, Alexandria, Oklahoma City, Background Checks, Friedman, David Codrea


Meet a Local Webcartoonist: A Chat with Jack Reickel

by Mike RhodeJack Reickel and I ran into each other before the COVID-19 quarantines, we think in fact about a year before at Nerds in NoMa. Jack recently reached out to tell me about his new webcomic, Unclaimed, and to answer our usual questions.What type of comic work or cartooning do you do?I'm creating an episodic long-form story. In its earliest stages it was planned as a written novel, but I found out that I can't write prose without sliding into a humorous tone, and it's a serious story. ...
Tags: Science Fiction, Comics, Washington, Webcomics, DMV, Ohio, Noah Hawley, Chinatown, Alexandria, Savage, Harry Nilsson, Fairfax, District, Columbia Heights, Petworth, Frederick County


New York Primary 2020: What We Know

Candidates from the Democratic Party's left wing are holding strong leads in the state's primary contests.
Tags: Elections, New York, News, New York City, House Of Representatives, Jones, Alexandria, New York City Marathon, Marathon Running, Democratic Party, Jesse, Bowman, McKinley, Engel, Primaries and Caucuses, State Legislatures


The Endangered Internet Archive Is Full of Treasures

The Internet Archive set out in the 1990s with an improbable mission to become the “Library of Alexandria Two”; by 2020, they’ve arguably surpassed that goal, plus delivered their collection straight to the masses. It’s the only repository where a NASA recap of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster logically coexists…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Internet Archive, Alexandria


How N.Y.C. Plans to Crack Down on Illegal Fireworks

A task force will target the suppliers of the illegal fireworks that have been booming across the city for weeks, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Tags: Elections, News, Pets, New York City, Bill De Blasio, Fireworks, Bill, De Blasio, Alexandria, Engel, Nadler, Eliot L, Jerrold, Ocasio-Cortez, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


VA: Alexandria Set to Create Gun-Free Zones, Undermine Right-to-Carry

The NRA warns that the city of Alexandria in Virginia is set to create multiple gun-free zones and violate the Second Amendment. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- With Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s raft of new gun controls set to take effect on July 1st, Alexandria Mayor Justin M. Wilson and the City Council are wasting no time in attacking gun rights. HB421/SB35, signed by Northam on April 22nd, weakened the state firearms preemption statute to allow localities to prohibit the possession, c...
Tags: Guns, Virginia, City Council, Alexandria, Nra, Ralph Northam, Northam, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Alexandria City Council, Justin M Wilson


The New York Times's Endorsements for New York's Congressional Primary

Here are our endorsements in the congressional primaries. In-person voting begins June 13.
Tags: Elections, New York, News, New York Times, House Of Representatives, Alexandria, Democratic Party, Bowman, Maloney, Adem, Midterm Elections (2018, Jamaal, Bunkeddeko, Carolyn B, Ocasio-Cortez


VA-ALERT: Turnout Needed for Protest at Alexandria City Hall on Saturday!

VA-ALERT: Turnout Needed for Protest at Alexandria City Hall on Saturday! IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The City of Alexandria is moving forward with public comment and a vote on a proposed ordinance to ban guns completely in government buildings, parks, recreation and community centers, and at permitted events and adjoining streets. City Council had a chance to drop the proposed ordinance on Tuesday night, but did not. They made a minor amendment that did nothing significant for gun own...
Tags: Guns, City Council, Alexandria, City Hall, Northern Virginia, Alexandria Va, Loudoun, VCDL, Gun Rights News, Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL, Alexandria City Hall, Fairfax Falls Church Prince William Arlington, Lives Alexandria


Mike Pence deleted a tweet showing dozens of Trump campaign staffers packed together without masks on, in clear violation of social-distancing orders

The photo appeared to have been taken in the Trump campaign's Alexandria headquarters. But Pence didn't have any travel on his schedule on Wednesday.
Tags: News, Alexandria, Trump, Mike Pence


Virginia: Alexandria Taking First Step For Gun Ban Tomorrow

Virginia: Alexandria Taking First Step For Gun Ban Tomorrow IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)-Tomorrow, the Alexandria City Council will consider banning firearms in certain public locations. Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to attend this meeting remotely, which will be conducted by video conference starting 6PM, to OPPOSE File 20-0902. Click here for information on how to attend this meeting remotely and make your voice heard. For decades, Virginia’s strong preemption statute has ...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Virginia, Bill, City Council, Alexandria, General Assembly, Ralph Northam, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Alexandria City Council


Las estatuas icónicas, también objeto del repudio social

PARIS - Las crónicas lo registran ininterrumpidamente desde 455, cuando la horda germánica de los Vándalos invadió Roma y destruyó con aplicación cada uno de los monumentos públicos, representación de la opresión del imperio. Desde entonces, derribar, devastar, asolar símbolos se ha convertido en una de las características del repudio social. El fenómeno volvió a manifestarse esta semana con la destrucción de numerosas estatuas en Estados Unidos y Europa, en el marco de las manifestaciones contr...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, News, Virginia, India, Africa, Alabama, Paris, Winston Churchill, Bangladesh, Congo, Boris Johnson, Bristol, Donald Trump, Roma, Alexandria


Protesters Have Been Really Successful At Getting Statues With Racist History Removed

In a side effect of the nationwide unrest over the killing of George Floyd, protesters have effectively forced the removal of multiple statues memorializing a racist past.  They’ve homed in on Confederate iconography in particular.  In Birmingham, Alabama, the Confederate Sailors and Soldiers Monument that has stood in the city for over a century has been taken down.  Protesters had already vandalized it and were threatening to tear it down themselves, when they were quelled by the Bir...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Alabama, Tennessee, Protests, Nashville, Philadelphia, Birmingham, Alexandria, City Hall, Marshall, Jim Kenney, Capitol, Birmingham Alabama, Confederate, Alexandria Virginia


SAF Teams Up With ISAA to Sue Idaho City Over Firearms Ban at Festival

The Second Amendment Foundation is suing the City of Sandpoint, ID for its illegal ban on the legal carry of firearms at a public park. IMG NRA-ILA Bellevue, WA -(AmmoLand.com)-The Second Amendment Foundation teamed up the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance to file a lawsuit against the City of Sandpoint, Idaho challenging a ban on the legal carrying of firearms at a public park during an event sponsored by the Festival at Sandpoint, Inc. SAF is joined by the ISAA, and two private citizens as pla...
Tags: Guns, Idaho, Avery, Alexandria, Bonner County, ISAA, Sandpoint, The Foundation, HERNDON, Kincaid, SANDPOINT Idaho, Second Amendment Foundation, Emmett Idaho, Gun Rights News, Second Amendment Foundation SAF, Alan M Gottlieb


Confederate monuments targeted by protests come down

By JAY REEVES BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— The base of a massive Confederate monument in Alabama’s largest city was all that remained Tuesday after crews dismantled the towering obelisk and trucked it away in pieces. Other symbols came down elsewhere, leaving an empty pedestal and a bare flagpole. Workers hired by the city of Birmingham began removing the top portion of the 115-year-old monument from Linn Park late Monday. By daybreak, the pedestal was the only thing left, covered with graffiti and pock ma...
Tags: Business, News, Protest, Minneapolis, Alabama, City, Sport, Soccer, Birmingham, South, Montgomery, Alexandria, Southern California, Old Town, Trump, Capitol


Confederate Statue Taken Down In Virginia

A monument to racism has been removed in the city of Alexandria, a Washington suburb.
Tags: News, Washington, Virginia, Alexandria


Speech is not harmful: A lesson to be relearned

Be careful what you clamor for. You demand that platforms deal with harmful speech. Then he whose speech is thus affected unleashes the dogs of Trump. They harass the platform and its employees for exercising their freedom of speech. They threaten to limit freedom of expression for everyone on that platform and the net — including you. Thus efforts to control noxious, right-wing speech have backfired as the right-wing exploits every tool used against them. The weapons Trump brandishes — ...
Tags: Facebook, Publishing, England, White House, Uncategorized, Journalism, World, United States, Parliament, Benjamin Franklin, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Alexandria, Tweeter, Trump, Kramer


How ancient Christians responded to pandemics

Ancient Christians knew epidemics all too well. They lived in a world with constant contagion, no vaccines, medieval medical practices, and no understanding of basic microbiology. Hygiene was horrendous, sanitation sickening. People shared “toilette paper”(a sponge-on-a-stick). Besides that, in the second and the third centuries CE, two pandemics rocked the Roman World. The first, the so-called Antonine Plague, was perhaps a strain of smallpox that, with intermittent outbreaks, persisted for dec...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, Greece, Africa, Religion, Blog, History, Rome, Egypt, Christians, Wikimedia, Matthew, Alexandria, Health & Medicine, Mark


Response to the Symposium

For the Symposium on Timothy William Waters's Boxing Pandora: Rethinking Borders, States, and Secession in a Democratic World (Yale University Press, 2020) and F. H. Buckley's American Secession: The Looming Threat of a National Breakup (Encounter Books, 2020).F.H. Buckley I thank those who’ve commented on American Secession: The Looming Threat of a National Breakup, and in particular Sandy and Jack for sponsoring the discussion. The book argues that there is a real possibility of a successful s...
Tags: England, Texas, California, Virginia, America, Canada, Britain, United States, New York Times, Charles, Times, Jack, Quebec, Madison, Jim Crow, White


In Any Construction Lawsuit, Be Sure to Name the Right People

Originally posted 2017-12-01 12:30:43. Map of the United States District Courts in Virginia, showing the boundaries of the Eastern and Western Districts, and their divisions. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The title of this post may seem obvious.  Of course you need to name the right people.  “Why even write about this?”  you may ask yourself.  The answer to this question is that the list of all of the parties necessary to a successful lawsuit may not be so obvious. One example is the case of a ...
Tags: Lawsuit, Law, Wikipedia, Virginia, Court, Guardian, Construction, Alexandria, Fed, Adi, Richmond VA, United States District Court, Plaintiff, Construction Law, Virginia Construction Attorney, Mechanic's Liens


Ocasio-Cortez Commits Re-election Gaffe, Losing a Progressive Ballot Line

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez needed 15 signatures to secure a Working Families Party ballot spot, but a court challenge left her short of the mark.
Tags: Elections, News, New York City, House Of Representatives, Alexandria, Michelle, Democratic Party, Working Families Party, United States Politics and Government, Primaries and Caucuses, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Caruso-Cabrera


For Gophers recruit Treyton Thompson, home state had major appeal

Treyton Thompson of Alexandria saw his stock rise while playing at an Indiana prep school.
Tags: Indiana, Alexandria, Gophers, Treyton Thompson


For Gophers recruit Treyton Thompson, home state had major appeal

Treyton Thompson of Alexandria saw his stock rise while playing at an Indiana prep school.
Tags: Indiana, Alexandria, Gophers, Treyton Thompson


A group of military and manufacturing experts teamed up to create a new type of face mask with a swappable filter, and it could help alleviate shortages for workers returning to their jobs

The coronavirus crisis has prompted many companies and individuals to pivot their businesses or start new companies to help those in need.  Building Momentum, a training organization based in Alexandria, Virginia, saw its business grind to a halt when the crisis hit: Its employees couldn't travel or host in-person trainings, and it couldn't host events at its headquarters.  The team decided to pivot to helping reduce equipment shortages, connecting with a Buffalo, New York-based team at manufa...
Tags: New York, Virginia, US, Trends, Nepal, Alaska, Va, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Air Force, Alexandria, Buffalo New York, Brooks, Northern Virginia, EWI, Malloy


Public art installation in VA

Alexandria, Virginia , sits on the Potomac River south of Washington, DC. Alexandria’s historical canon tells the story of a prosperous trading port, but like many US cities, its African American history is not widely known. Alexandria was in fact inextricably tied to the domestic slave trade, housing the largest slave market in the United States. To address and bring awareness to its dark history, in 2012 the city council adopted a policy to use public art installations to reflect Alexandria...
Tags: Travel, Virginia, Africa, US, Brooklyn, United States, Va, Alexandria, All, Architectural Digest, Potomac River, Alexandria Virginia, Waterfront Park, Washington DC Alexandria, Olalekan Jeyifous, Jeyifous


Why performance poetry still matters after 24 centuries

Glastonbury Festival, England, June 2019 AD: the spoken-word poet Kate Tempest performs her poems before a huge, enthusiastic audience.Panathenaia Festival, Athens, June 419 BC: the Greek rhapsode Ion performs the poems of Homer before a huge, enthusiastic audience.Is there a historical connection between these events 2,400 years apart? Western poetry had its beginnings in oral performances in Greek palaces by poets who were also composers and singers. Their most famous compositions, the epic ta...
Tags: Europe, Books, Greece, Poetry, Rome, Athens, Literature, Glastonbury festival, Ion, Alexandria, Plato, Virgil, Socrates, Nero, Kate Tempest, Roman Empire