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L. Douglas Wilder

L. Douglas Wilder has written 8 posts for Wilder Visions

Bad Things Happen When a Party Doesn’t Compromise with the Electorate

Over the past few months watching the agenda from the leaders in Washington, I have thought back to 1983 with more frequency as the days have gone by. That year I was running in my last election for the Virginia Senate before seeking my first statewide office two years later … but I haven’t been [...]

Today’s Elections & the White House

Obama: ‘We Have to Guard the Change’

The Federal Judiciary Urgently Needs Attention — Now

Say the phrase “first Monday in October” to an avid watcher of the American courts, and he is likely to proclaim it is one of the most important dates on the calendar. That is because it is the congressionally mandated day the United States Supreme Court reconvenes every year to start a new term. October [...]

Trust the Velma Harts of America

“I’m exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for. I’ve been told that I voted for a man who was going to change things in a meaningful way for the middle class and I’m waiting sir, I’m waiting. I still don’t feel it yet.” That was the [...]

You Don’t Spend What You Don’t Have

Even before I took my hand off the Bible and assumed the office of governor on Inauguration Day, the previous decade’s economy had begun to cool. On Day One, we did not yet know just how bad things would get — but it was obvious that the people of Virginia would need to become reacquainted [...]

Democrat Says Joe Must Go – Douglas Wilder on ‘Your World’

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Obama-Clinton ticket for 2012

With midterm elections approaching, and many focusing on politics, more than a few people want to determine what the tea leaves might mean for 2012 — when the “Big One” is on us again. It would be good for President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party to address some important issues — now. The president’s [...]

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