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  • Fraudian Slip

  • Never Fading Away

    On April 11, 1951, President Harry Truman relieved General Douglas MacArthur of his command of the United Nations forces defending South Korea following a number of critical statements by MacArthur of the Commander-in-Chief’s policy decisions. Eight days later, the General… Read More ›

  • Voting in a Pandemic

    By Frank Blechman At the end of last week, the first absentee ballots were sent out here in Virginia. In Fairfax County alone, more than 100,000 have already been requested; in Loudoun, over 40,000. For comparison, in the entire 2016… Read More ›

  • RIP RBG

    In Memoriam We mourn the passing of a giant in American legal jurisprudence, a trailblazing champion of women’s rights and the making of a society that would treat all people as equals, who was also beloved by millions as the… Read More ›

  • Brief Cases

    DEPRESSION ERA FOOD LINES “The line on Route 10 for the Chesterfield food bank … currently a double wide line that stretches nearly half of a mile.” A striking image of tough times during the COVID-19 pandemic, the disastrous lack… Read More ›

  • Around the Novahood

    LOUDOUN SHOWS THE WAY WITH THREE PROGRESSIVE ACTIONS In recent weeks, Loudoun County has taken steps in three separate areas in ways that promote progress in the community. It will apologize for formerly operating segregated schools, backed the creation of… Read More ›

  • REPOST: Ideology Blinds Public Interest

    Editors’ Note: We are reposting this article from April 13 of this year discussing the redistricting amendment that will be on the ballot this November. Given that absentee ballots will be mailed out and in-person early voting begins throughout the… Read More ›

  • The Chronicles of a Presidency

    It is unlike the question “Where were you on 9/11/2001?” to remember where you were on the day the latest P45 shocker was issued. In the past 1,300+ days since his inauguration, this President, according to The Washington Post, has… Read More ›

  • Gideon’s Trumpet Continues to Blare

    Unlike Gideon’s biblical victory over a larger army (Judges 7:16-22), neither Virginia’s nor the nation’s criminal justice system has succeeded to a clear and convincing standard of equal justice for all. Virginia’s experience with the frailties and inconsistencies of its… Read More ›