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UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY RECLAIM “SILENT SENTINEL” The Loudoun County chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy has offered to provide a new resting place for a Confederate monument under consideration for removal.  Installed in 1908 on the… Read More ›

Great Expectations Face VA Dems

By Frank Blechman Democratic leaders in the Virginia General Assembly have created a trap for themselves, from which I see no easy way out. Because of the economic disruption of the novel coronavirus, revenue projections made six months ago for… Read More ›

Brief Cases

SHENANDOAH COUNTY PASTOR CALLS 911, IS ARRESTED A black pastor in Woodstock Virginia was visiting an apartment property he owns when he saw a man and woman he knew did not live on the property dragging a refrigerator to the… Read More ›

Upon Being a Ass, a Idiot

Published in 1838 by Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist features Mr. Bumble, who is told by a court that it is presumed that his wife acted under his direction. Bumble replies “if the law supposes that, the law is a ass,… Read More ›

Many War Monuments, Too Few for Peace

By Frank Blechman Before humans had much language, we drew pictures. Our ancestors understood that images were so potent that they imbued them with supernatural qualities. In the Ten Commandments, there is an explicit rule denouncing “graven” images. Today, we… Read More ›