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Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images By the usual standards, Dr. Starla Kiser is the perfect Democratic candidate for her state House district in rural southwestern Virginia. A self-described moderate, the 35-year-old Kiser grew up on a farm in Dickenson County and graduated from…
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Representative Elijah Cummings. Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images Among the cruelest features of working in policy is the heightened stakes of being outlived by your opponents. Rivalries aren’t just matters of personal animus, though they’re often that. They carry the weight of governing, the risk…
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