As an Elder Millennial, I have seen some things.

May 2021

I hate to say it, but I think we can safely declare Virginia is no longer a swing state. Christopher Newport University's (CNU) Wason Center for Civic…

February 2021

Welcome to The Cloture by me, Rachel West. Political junkie. Sports nut. Vegan. Sign up now so you don’t miss the first issue. In the meantime, tell…

July 2020

Why am I writing about face coverings on a political blog even though these things shouldn't be political? Because that's what we do. We politicize the…

December 2019

Virginia Democrats have control of the General Assembly for the first time in more than two decades. Here are three things I think will pass in the next…

August 2019

Why do we continue to say we shouldn't politicize the very things that are a result of politics? Every aspect of your life is controlled by politics…

May 2019

Dracarys. Tonight marks the series finale of Game of Thrones, but no one is feeling more like Daenerys Targaryen just before going on a fiery rampage…
Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is reportedly considering a second run for the Commonwealth's top spot. I know what you're thinking. But…

February 2019

April. 1865. Richmond is burning. January. 2019. Richmond is burning. Remember that time I wrote a whole thing about how Virginia is for lovers, not…

September 2018

What do you do when you have a Supreme Court nominee who has multiple sexual assault allegations against him? You definitely don't rush his…

August 2018

As we approach the anniversary of the horrific events in Charlottesville, it's important for us to know one thing: Corey Stewart does not reflect the…

June 2018

After 30 years as a Supreme Court Justice, Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement. With a tumultuous political environment, what does this mean…