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My Recent Appearance on Inside the Issues

As I told Dr. Wilmer Leon on Inside The Issues this past Saturday, “…at the Wilder School, I constantly say to the young people, don’t wait for people to tell you when to lead, do it now! It is up to the people to make America live up to its potential for greatness.” If you [...]

Statement on the Potential Selection of U.S. Senator Tim Kaine

I’ve been asked by any number of persons about the potential selection of my friend and colleague, Senator Tim Kaine. I have relayed both publicly and privately my support for his selection and continue to think that he would be a solid choice for Ms. Clinton in the role of Vice President. This is a [...]

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Wilder on the Joe Madison Show

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Race and Politics in America

Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Virginia, and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class.  Former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder (D) talked by remote video from Richmond about the relationship between race and politics in America. Video clips were also shown. This course was a [...]

Has ‘hope and change’ been fulfilled?

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Voting in an election that matters

Every four years, presidential nominees tell voters that this election is the most important of our lifetimes. Such proclamations are largely hyperbole. In 2012, however, it might be warranted. This election is consequential. During the next four years, the nation will have to face issues of debt, taxes and fiscal stability that will imprint our [...]

Virginia is still a toss-up state

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WILDER: Advice to my fellow Democrats

In 1969, I ran for the Virginia state Senate as a Democrat. Not because any party grandees came to my door and begged — or even suggested — I throw my hat in the ring. I did it because I talked with my friends and neighbors in Richmond and across the state. We thought the time [...]

Biden axes Tampa trip: Isaac or political storm to blame?

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