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We live in bizarre political times. Stranger events occur with each passing week. As a result of the venom between the president and Congress it seems nobody’s trying to do anything for the country. Cruel personal attacks and racial and ethnic dog whistles are now daily tweets.

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Loudoun’s Board of Supervisors plans to vote as soon as June 20 on an update to the countywide Comprehensive Plan, which will have a profound impact on residents. The draft plan is based on accepting more growth than the county should accept given the changing market, regional goals, and tra…

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During the next few months, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will face a choice to either continue the county’s excessive growth and development, or to reject the draft comprehensive plan, grow more slowly and preserve the open space in the county that means so much to all Loudoun residents.

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“When I am abroad I always make it a rule never to criticise or attack the government of my own country . . . I make up for lost time when I come home. But I have no patience with Englishmen who use the hospitality of a friendly nation to decry their own ... ”

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The Board of Supervisors recently heard presentations on the analytic models that are being used to justify and explain the Planning Commission’s recommended Loudoun 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The Housing Demand analysis, on which much is based, concludes that if developers could build another…

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Last week, the Trump administration asked the courts to strike down the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. Andy Slavitt, former acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, characterized this action as a “neutron bomb.” Perhaps that’s hyperbole, but it won’t feel…

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In a recent op-ed, Middleburg Mayor Bridge Littleton made excellent points about the importance of citizen involvement in Loudoun’s ongoing rewrite of our community’s long-term growth and development plans. (“Speak up now. The future depends on it.” Loudoun Times-Mirror, March 10)

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Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, nicknamed “God’s Harvard” by author Hanna Rosin, is a deeply conservative, Evangelical school. So why does it not have a speech code that protects the liberties of its students?

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2019 is set to be a pivotal year for the rural way of life and all of Loudoun County. This November will see a unique election dynamic as we choose our next delegates, our next senators and, more importantly, the next Loudoun County Board of Supervisors – all of whom are up for election. The…

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When Ralph Northam announced his run for governor, one biographical fact made me conclude Ed Gillespie had a problem. Northam’s 10 years in public office, military service and career as a pediatrician didn’t worry me. What did was Northam’s election as the 1981 president of the Virginia Mili…

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