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Where Are They Today?

JACK ALLAN ABRAMOFF You. Don’t. Know. Jack! For those of a certain age, the name Jack Abramoff conjures memories of lobbying, scandal, and prison. He is the self-styled “ultimate Washington insider,” according to his website, which promotes him as a… Read More ›

An Unseen and Overlooked Workforce

Editors’ Note: Reposted from NPR, September 17, 2020.  The issue raises serious questions about a government policy created 82 years ago with good intentions versus contemporary knowledge and values.  Can we do better?   By Alina Selyukh Jerry D’Agostino had a… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

NOVA CATHOLICS ADDRESS RACISM; TRUMP APPEALS TO THE FAITHFUL The Catholic Diocese of Arlington, which incudes 70 parishes throughout Northern Virginia, has established a 14-member council to advise its Bishop on racism and determine “actionable” ways to right the wrong… Read More ›

While Democracy Slept

In 1938, Winston Churchill published While England Slept, a collection of his speeches attempting to warn that the nation needed to prepare for a war with Germany. The general view in England was that its natural defenses – the English… Read More ›

What Does Pro-Life Mean?

By Barbara Baum Levine Dear “Pro-Lifer”: Consider carefully what “pro-life” actually means and whether YOU actually fit its description: People who are pro-life do not support forcibly separating children from their parents and imprisoning them in unspeakable conditions, all because… Read More ›

Brief Cases

COVID AND DEMOGRAPHICS ALTER POLITICAL DYNAMICS In Virginia, as of 10/02, early in-person voting reached 362,000, while mail ballots numbered 278,710, for a total of 640,710 in the first two weeks of voting. Over 749,000 mail ballot requests remain outstanding…. Read More ›