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  • We Think: Back to School Under a Cloud?
    We Think: Back to School Under a Cloud?

    August 23, 2016. Next week about 79,000 Loudoun public school students start a new term. By most measures, the Loudoun County Public School (LCPS) system has a lot to brag about. Setting aside the often controversial topic of budgeting, our public schools continue to be characterized by growth, improvement, innovation and achievement. But recently we heard something that gave us pause. It

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  • Bringing Jobs and Security to Families Suffering ISIS Persecution
    Bringing Jobs and Security to Families Suffering ISIS Persecution

    On June 17, the Tribune published a letter from Dr. Stephen Hollingshead in which he made the case for providing economic assistance to northern Iraq, and why U.S. foreign policy ought to change. We editorialized in support of these efforts, and what follows is his update. It is August 17, and I am on my way to Iraq to continue the progress

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  • We Think: Trump in Ashburn, and Noise
    We Think: Trump in Ashburn, and Noise

    August 9, 2016. National and local media descended on Briar Woods High School last week, along with thousands of Donald Trump supporters and dozens of protesters. It was Mr. Trump’s first rally in Loudoun County as the Republican nominee for President, and he, alongside his son Eric, promised they would be back. For some of

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  • We Think: Credit Where Credit is Due
    We Think: Credit Where Credit is Due

    August 1, 2016. We called out the Board of Supervisors for its vote to boost supervisors’ office budgets in a way that we consider poorly handled.  But accomplishments also deserve to be called out, and the recent dedication of the Gloucester Parkway extension is a milestone for Loudoun County.  The connection of Gloucester to Nokes Boulevard

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  • We Think: Bad Politics
    We Think: Bad Politics

    July 25, 2016. Meeting on July 21, Loudoun supervisors voted to raise their office budgets by $240,000 for reasons that the six who voted in favor generally characterized as the growing cost of serving constituents.  Read: more staff. We credit the three supervisors who voted nay – Ralph Buona (R-Ashburn), Kristen Umstattd (D-Leesburg) and Suzanne Volpe (R-Algonkian).

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  • Dispatches from Cleveland: A Conservative Looks Ahead
    Dispatches from Cleveland: A Conservative Looks Ahead

    By Ken Reid. Mr. Reid is a former Leesburg District Supervisor and was an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, which concluded July 21. The Republican National Convention concluded Thursday with the theme of “Make America One Again,” and unity and inclusion was the message of the evening. Before Donald Trump took to the

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  • Driving the Rust Belt to Cleveland
    Driving the Rust Belt to Cleveland

    By Ken Reid. On my drive from Leesburg to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, I decided to stop in Youngstown, OH – perhaps the nation’s most salient example of the decline of our U.S. industrial base, which has become a central issue in this year’s presidential campaign.  This community was once the home of

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  • Enrich Your Child’s Education with New Experiences
    Enrich Your Child’s Education with New Experiences

    By Jill Turgeon. Like many families, we find ourselves stuck in the same summertime routines. The kids all sleep in, head to the pool or the park in the afternoons, and perhaps spend a few days at the beach soaking up the summer sun. As parents, we all know the importance of keeping our children’s

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