Guest Host: Michael Schaffer

Virginia's state seal at its capital, Richmond.

Virginia's state seal at its capital, Richmond.

Monday, Virginia’s General Assembly met to approve some judicial appointments and make a decision about redistricting ahead of a Sept. 1 deadline. The special session, instead, turned into a partisan debate that ended ‘sine die’ without a decision on a Supreme Court appointment or redrawing the lines. We consider the political machinations underlying the debate and whether the ‘Virginia Way’ is a thing of the past.


  • Michael Pope Northern Virginia reporter, WAMU 88.5; Author, "Wicked Northern Virginia" (The History Press)
  • Quentin Kidd Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Government, Christopher Newport University; Co-author of “The Rational Southerner: Black Mobilization, Republican Growth and the Partisan Transformation of the American South” (Oxford University Press)

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