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Bob Lewis

Bob Lewis

Bob Lewis covered Virginia government and politics for 20 years for The Associated Press. Now retired from a public relations career at McGuireWoods, he is a columnist for the Virginia Mercury, a sister media outlet to the Florida Phoenix. Both outlets are part of the States Newsroom, a nonprofit involved in state government and politics coverage in state capitals across the country.

COMMENTARY

A nightmare before Christmas: Unresolved, Senate debt limit posturing risks a financial crash

By: - October 11, 2021

The myopic partisan brinksmanship that is the predominant pursuit of Congress these days reached a seeming impasse last week over a critical vote to raise the federal debt limit before our elected elites did what they do best: kick the can down the road. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., offered the Democrats, who hold […]

COMMENTARY

What happened in Washington should never be forgotten or forgiven. The GOP must answer for it.

By: - January 7, 2021

Never in the history of this nation have we seen violent mobs attempt to overtake and overthrow our duly elected representatives in the Capitol itself. Worse still, they were exhorted to do so by a proto-dictatorial sociopath desperate to cling to presidential power by any means. Make no mistake: What Donald Trump did by stoking […]