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LEESBURG, LOUDOUN JOIN TO ALLOW PUBLIC UNIONS The Loudoun County government voted to write an ordinance enabling collective bargaining among some county employees. Collective bargaining for state employees remains forbidden under the 1977 ban; the new law permits localities to… Read More ›

Subtle Perpetuators of Inequity

From inception, the nation’s criminal justice system has had an unhealthy set of roots in slavery and racism. A sample of that codex is found in the 13th Amendment, passed in 1865, which declared slavery unconstitutional but hedged with “except… Read More ›

Dillon Rule Rules

That the Commonwealth is a “Dillon Rule” state is a fact of reality cognitively and consciously known to only a small population of residents and geeks who author or edit blogs on politics. In short, the rule means that local… Read More ›

Virginia Lockjaw

An article in Slate revealed that the reporter had inadvertently stumbled upon an unusual medical condition resembling lockjaw and affecting mostly elected GOP officials in the Commonwealth. Diagnostically, the definition is a spasm of the jaw muscles causing the mouth… Read More ›