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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 ›

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WATER BALLOONS DAMPEN CIVIC DISCUSSION It was all set. Richmond residents, local elected officials, and community organizers gathered on the medians on Monument Avenue to discuss citywide issues, including public safety and criminal justice, mental health and healthcare, housing, and… Read More ›

ON TYRANNY Speaks to Us Again

Selma.  Chicago.  Charlottesville. Ferguson. Minneapolis. These are a few cities whose mention alone evokes painful memories of protest and repression. To that list can now be added Portland, which has witnessed federal forces for weeks acting like enforcers of foreign… Read More ›

Tough on Crime, Rough on Justice

It was August 1994 and Virginia Gov. George Allen’s administration had devised a vigorous “tough on crime” plan, estimated to cost $850 million, that would abolish parole, increase sentences for violent criminals by as much as 700 percent, and require… Read More ›

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UNFRATERNAL POLICE RIFT The Fairfax County Fraternal Order of Police is calling for the resignation of the county police chief over his handling of an incident involving a white police officer accused of using a stun gun last month on… Read More ›

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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 ›

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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 ›