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This week, during the Loudoun County Public Schools’ most recent board meeting, the school board faced a number of calls to release the school system’s commissioned independent review of what happened during and after the now infamous sexual assaults committed by one student at two high schools.

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It’s not exactly a blistering insight into how Washington works, but nothing will get you more praise and respect than being powerful and wielding that power effectively. So, it should be no surprise that Nancy Pelosi finished her tenure as speaker of the House to lavish applause. Many dubbe…

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The holiday season has officially reached Loudoun County; by the time this issue hits newsstands, Hanukkah will be well into its later days, and Christmas is coming just around the corner, and Kwanzaa after that.

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I wished the Oklahoma Republican senator well in retirement and reminded him of a trip we took years ago when he was a freshman senator, and I was a rookie reporter.

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Depending on when you’re reading this, you might be getting ready to tuck into some turkey, mashed potatoes and all the other traditional Thanksgiving dishes.

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“I don’t believe in living in the past. Living in the past is for cowards. If you live in the past, you die in the past.” — Football legend Mike Ditka

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It takes a certain inconsistency to argue, as Elon Musk has, that activists are “trying to destroy free speech in America” by pressuring companies to pause advertising on Twitter, the social media platform he just overpaid for. A “free speech absolutist,” as Musk describes himself, would sur…

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Within weeks of taking office, Britain’s new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, and her chancellor of the Exchequer, Kwasi Kwarteng, proposed a radical new set of economic measures that echoed the trickle-down policies of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan — heavy on tax cuts for the rich and dereg…

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Suppose you’re a woman who’s suffered miscarriages or has cancer and very much wants a baby. But your state’s near ban on abortion lets government bureaucrats or even total strangers go after doctors who might perform one to save your life or ability to have another child.

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WASHINGTON — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine is going very badly. Within weeks of the February 24 invasion, Russia had failed in its prime objective of capturing its neighbor’s capital, Kiev, and subduing its government. And things have gone downhill ever since.

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The American Library Association, which knows a lot about borrowing, has taken a page from other great causes and declared this “Banned Books Week.”

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A woman’s bronze statue was just unveiled at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Virginia. The heroine’s name: Harriet Tubman, a spy for the United States when the nation was torn apart.

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In last week’s Loudoun Times-Mirror, we ran an editorial cartoon by syndicated cartoonist Al Goodwyn. In the cartoon, Goodwyn depicted the recent White House plan to forgive at least $10,000 for millions of student loan borrowers around the nation as something that can unify the two major parties.

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The scorching summer of ‘22 may be one we never forget, as a turning point in the wheels of weather and politics.

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President Joe Biden’s announcement on Monday that al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri had been killed is great news. A murderous terrorist with the blood of thousands of Americans on his hands has been removed from the face of the earth. Biden deserves credit for authorizing the operation this …

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