WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Protesters enter the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Rashid: So Many Right Wing Lies. Is A Platform of Ideas Too Much to Ask?

STAFFORD-During every election season, a new right wing lie seems to pop up. What happened to running on a platform of ideas, Qasim asks.

Rashid: Working Americans Deserve Economic Fairness and Justice

STAFFORD- Working Americans deserve better pay, affordable healthcare, and accessible housing. How do we get those, Qasim wonders?

Rashid: What Is Critical Race Theory? Why Don’t We Ask The Creators?

STAFFORD-After a school board incident in Loudoun County, Qasim looks to the creators of critical race theory to explain what it is and isn't.

Rashid: The Voters Spoke. Now It’s Time for Virginia Democrats to Unite.

STAFFORD-Why should Virginia Democrats stay engaged? Because that's the only way we'll ever see change, columnist Qasim Rashid argues.

Martin Luther King Jr., gives his "I Have a Dream" speech to a crowd before the Lincoln Memorial during the Freedom March in Washington, DC, on August 28, 1963. The widely quoted speech became one of his most famous.
Rashid: Dr. King, Not Joe Manchin, Was Right About the Filibuster

STAFFORD-America stands at a filibuster crossroads. Do we uphold a racist Senate rule? Or do we move forward and protect voting rights?

FILE - This photo provided by the Department of Special Collections, McFarlin Library, The University of Tulsa shows the ruins of Dunbar Elementary School and the Masonic Hall in the aftermath of the June 1, 1921, Tulsa Race Massacre in Tulsa, Okla. (Department of Special Collections, McFarlin Library, The University of Tulsa via AP, File)
Rashid: Virginia Can Still Learn Lessons From The Tulsa Race Massacre

STAFFORD-As we mark the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, columnist Qasim Rashid argues we still haven't learned from it.

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb on an inauguration platform on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Rashid: Why Wouldn’t You Want a January 6 Investigation?

STAFFORD-Why would you vote against an investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection? Wouldn't that help the country? Qasim has some thoughts.