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Hampton students are free

December 6, 2005 - We reported last week on Hampton University (Virginia), a historically black college where students were rounded up by police and faced expulsion for holding a peaceful demonstration.

Dirty tricks in Virginia

November 6, 2005 - We're two days out from the Virginia gubernatorial election, and Jerry Kilgore, GOP candidate for governor, has sent out a mass mailing -- to Democrats. It informs them that independent (and former Republican) candidate Russ Potts (as opposed to Democrat Tim Kaine) better fits the "progressive principles" of "Democrat and progressive" voters. The fact that the mailer is "Paid for and Authorized by Virginians for Jerry Kilgore," appears in very, very small type. See high-res pics here.

More on the Lynching Apology

June 14, 2005 - See The Carpetbagger Report on the anti-lynching resolution's chief Republican sponsor, George Allen (R-VA), who "started his career by keeping a Confederate flag and a noose in his law office." He has also called the NAACP an "extremist group" and, as governor of Virginia, issued a Confederate History

Taking the Fall

May 3, 2005 - Today, Rep. Henry Waxman's Committee on Government Reform (Minority Office) draws attention to a recent GAO study critiquing the administration's use of Virginia-based contractor CACI International to interrogate prisoners in Iraq.