This may well be the final time we pen an editorial on Loudoun County’s Confederate statue issue (problem).
As Loudoun County begins the gradual process of reopening its economy, there's something nagging at us – something that seems worthy of reflection and, frankly, laying bare: that is the toxic tenor that continues to pervade our political discourse, both locally and nationally.
A few long weeks ago, we praised Gov. Ralph Northam's plan to delay May's local elections until the General Election date in November. Adding the local elections to the ballots in November, we contend, all but ensures greater safety and freedom for the voters, and in the end it would lead to…
School Board member Jeff Morse provided the quote of the month last week while the board was discussing Loudoun County Public Schools' initial efforts at grading and tracking progress in this challenging period of distance learning.
"Elections are the foundation of democracy, and voting is a fundamental right, but no one should have to choose between protecting their health or casting a ballot.”
We're troubled the county can't corral its health experts and elected officials in a more timely fashion for such a daunting public health scare.
The General Assembly made the right call last week in advancing legislation that would grant Virginia localities the authority to remove war monuments, notably the dozens across the commonwealth that honor the Confederate cause and the pursuit of keeping slavery alive.