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Before Roe passed, I was a sophomore in college and went to the University healthcare clinic for birth control. The doctor on staff did some blood work and then informed me that I was infertile. He insisted I did not need birth control of any kind. Three months later, I fainted on the interc…

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The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a passionate advocate for abortion rights, but she was also one of Roe v. Wade’s most effective critics. “My criticism of Roe is that it seemed to have stopped the momentum on the side of change,” she said, explaining that abortion right…

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Last week, Loudoun’s Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) rendered the County’s residential zoning ordinances effectively obsolete and denied neighbors the opportunity to object in favor of out of state big business with a questionable track record. Local government officials did a disservice to Lo…

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The authenticated leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft 5-4 opinion overruling the United States Supreme Court 1973 abortion rights precedent of Roe v. Wade is likely to stick. The draft fully reflected the judicial philosophies of the five-member majority and the oral argument last December …

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The core of the problems with Disney and Florida is the American addiction to corporatism. This is the use of government power for the benefit of the government’s patrons. Stated differently, it is a symbiotic relationship between the government and a private business that gives government o…

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Every April 22nd people in cities, towns, and boroughs across the globe unite to express their love for this multi-colored marble that we are blessed to call our home. From festive T-shirts to full on trash clean up events, there are endless ways that we choose to make our appreciation of Ea…

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Fortunately, Christopher Companies had the good sense to cease interest in building a 124-unit housing development on and around the Hidden Lane Landfill and in the floodplain surrounding this EPA Superfund hazardous waste dump site. And the Company quit the site at their own volition in spi…

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From the great American songbook, “Say it Ain’t So.” It is very sad, that a governor having never held elective office, now in charge, is amassing a record that leaves a lot to be desired. He is making rookie mistake after mistake, to name a few. Starting with making masks optional, vaccinat…

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As the Easter Egg Roll goes on at the White House, Ukraine shows us what democracy looks like, fighting for freedom. The walk-up to war with Russia was actually 14 Aprils ago.

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Gov. Glenn Youngkin said this week that the parents of Loudoun County deserve to have their voices heard. It’s for this reason, he said, he added an amendment onto a bill which, if accepted by the General Assembly, will force a special election this fall for all nine members of the Loudoun C…

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As Loudoun County reviews their policies on workforce housing, it would be a good time to consider how to avoid the mistakes of the past, and reform for the future.

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Can you believe the meat price increases predicted by USDA Economic Research Service? 15% for red meat and 11% for fish and eggs! Way over the predicted 8% inflation rate, already the highest in four decades.

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Typewriter. Railroad. Telegraph. Cassette tape. If you’re like me, reading these words sends you back to your grandmother’s formal living room. You know the one I’m talking about. The one with the plastic covering the furniture. Luckily, those formal living rooms are a thing of the past, alo…

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A recent letter-to-the-editor trying to school folks in the difference between the judiciary and the legislative branches of government, missed the point of the letter to which he objected…which was that the composition of our judiciary should be a reflection of our society, its diversity an…

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The FY 2023 budget for Loudoun County, which also funds Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), wrapped up on Monday evening with an appropriations resolution that will set the real property tax rate at $0.89 per $100 of assessed value and a personal property tax rate of $4.15 per $100 of asse…

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I am writing in response to the article titled "Leesburg budget discussions continue, the proposed tax raised slightly", which was published in your newspaper on March 8th, 2022.

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