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Guest Editorial: Light in the shadows

Loudoun County is considered one of the richest counties in the state, yet has become one of the deadliest for teens with depression and other mental illnesses.

EDITORIAL: Two hours in Waterford

Amid the noise over the role of Southern heritage in Confederate statues, there is an alternative story, one that has been nearly silent since the Civil War. It’s about the honor, pride and courage of a people. “Come to Waterford,” it whispers. “Here we honor the rich, historical narrative of the largest antebellum, free black population in Loudoun County.”

EDITORIAL: Leadership requires confronting symbols of the past

There are times in elected life when leaders are asked to make difficult choices or take unpopular stands at a pivotal moment. This is one of those times.

EDITORIAL: First Amendment 2.0

Be careful before you invite Brian Davison to become a Facebook friend. You shouldn’t expect warm and fuzzy posts from a tenacious rabble-rouser who wages personal campaigns for free speech, accountability and freedom of information.

EDITORIAL: Better Angels, better understanding

Each day, the American discourse seems to sink to a new low. Settled fact is reinterpreted as fake news. Political manipulation distorts whether a foreign power meddled in our democracy. The President of the United States tweets insults and betrays the Boy Scout creed. The nation engages in a debate over health care as if we were mortal enemies, not as citizens looking out for one another.

EDITORIAL: A bridge too far

Geography is lost on members of Loudoun County’s Board of Supervisors, who embrace a fantasy that they can bridge the Potomac with a new crossing from Loudoun County that eases traffic congestion and fosters an agenda for growth.

EDITORIAL: President Trump’s troubling tweeting

From the beginning, there was something special about Twitter. When the online social network arrived in 2006, it was immediately placed on the watch list of consequential inventions.

EDITORIAL: Something is happening on Short Hill Mountain, and residents deserve answers

Residents who live near the ridge wondered what was happening there. It was hard to ignore the construction equipment that stripped trees from the ridge line, destroying the view, for the installation of something.

Peskin: Look homeward, angel

In a few weeks, I head back to Youngstown, Ohio, for my high school reunion. It’s been 50 years since I graduated from a school that, but for the persistence of memory, no longer exists. Neither irony nor nostalgia leads me back. What leads me back is redemption.

EDITORIAL: A commencement address for our place in the world

The Marshall Plan became more than a commencement speech. Approved by Congress, it stopped humanitarian disaster and helped secure long-term economic recovery. It has stood as example of American leadership ever since.

EDITORIAL: A promise deferred on the courthouse grounds

Our elected officials address sweeping change and competing perspectives about growth with the immediacy of the moment. If we are to truly grow from our history, then now is moment for keeping a promise.

EDITORIAL: Chasing Shadows

It’s just 26 miles from the White House to the Loudoun County line, but the distance seems shorter these days. Events -- one planned, others unexpected -- bring attention to a county that lives in the shadow of the nation’s capital.

EDITORIAL: In Loudoun, an identity-defining choice depends on who makes the rules

Participation in the county’s future has come a long way since Supervisor Steve Snow told citizens to move to Canada if they didn’t like like the onslaught of development.

EDITORIAL: Hold the town hall

Congresswoman, it's past time. Hold a town hall, and hold the town hall soon. Hold a town hall because, first and foremost, constituents must feel like they're elected officials hear them and grasp their fears and their concerns.

EDITORIAL: Golf is just part of the game at Trump National

Like the news, golf is a game of situational character. Faced with obstacles, players must make the right choices as they confront obstacles, some anticipated, others unforeseen.
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