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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.

EDITORIAL: The merit badge for reporting is truth in news

The Times-Mirror was happy to recently receive a letter from a local Boy Scout, and we welcomed the opportunity to respond.

EDITORIAL: Brewer’s reinstatement comes with an inconvenient truth

Supporters will applaud the reinstatement of their principal, even as he placed on probation and required to undergo training for handling issues ranging from inappropriate relationships between students and staff to matters relating to religion in public schools.

Commentary: In Loudoun, a mismatch between need and affluence

As explained by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, “A Mismatch Between Need and Affluence,” American communities with high standards of living often have low charitable giving rates.

EDITORIAL: Fumblerooski on Metro

The play calls for the quarterback to receive the snap from the center then deliberately leave the ball on the ground, technically fumbling it. As the backs run to the right, a lineman waits for the defense to follow, then picks up the ball and runs to the left.

EDITORIAL: Security is vital at Dulles Airport, but so are our freedoms

Of all the landmarks in Loudoun, none expresses who we are and how we live so dramatically as Dulles International Airport. Dulles is our gateway to the world, a symbol of our progress, a shining beacon of our aspirations.
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