• Rate of Spending and Residential Growth is Hard to Defend0

    The following letter was sent to members of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors on March 6. First, I want to thank Supervisor [Ralph] Buona for his leadership in not raising the salary for the Board two years ago.  The vote was largely symbolic since the increase wouldn’t have even dusted the surface of the budget,

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  • To the Editor: Veteran Suicide

    To the Editor: Veteran Suicide1

    • LTEs
    • February 22, 2017

    Many veterans face extreme mental distress after serving our country. This distress manifests itself in many forms, such as severe depression, which tragically in some cases leads to suicide. Just last year, a study by the Department of Veterans Affairs found that roughly 20 veterans a day commit suicide. The problem of veteran suicide has become

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  • To the Editor: Have the 60’s Come to Loudoun?0

    • LTEs
    • February 14, 2017

    One would hope, perhaps even wager that few of our future business leaders currently enrolled in Loudoun County’s Public Schools participated in this idiot student walkout Friday afternoon, apparently protesting President Trump’s crack down on immigration to the United States from certain violent countries.  Knowing a thing or two about business, I can tell you that

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  • To the Editor: INMED Helps At-Risk, Homeless

    To the Editor: INMED Helps At-Risk, Homeless0

    Thank you for the excellent article on homelessness in Loudoun County by Veronike Collazo in your January 12 issue. It is truly an under-served population here in the richest county of the nation, and we can do better. I wanted to also make you aware that INMED Partnerships for Children has been serving homeless and low-income children and

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  • To the Editor: A Rebuttal to Delegate LaRock

    To the Editor: A Rebuttal to Delegate LaRock0

    The following was submitted to The Tribune in response to an op-ed by Del. Dave LaRock (R-33rd) on Jan. 5. I could not disagree with you more on your stance over the Loudoun County School Board’s upcoming decision to protect the categories of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” I am an 18-year-old gay man who was

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  • To the Editor: Comstock will Work to Fix Obamacare0

    • LTEs
    • October 28, 2016

    It did not take a crystal ball to predict that healthcare premiums were going to rise. The question was just how much. Now we know that Obamacare premiums are going up on average of 25 percent nationwide. Well, everyone seems to know except LuAnn Bennett. Bennett claims that Obamacare has made healthcare more affordable. What

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  • To the Editor: Comstock better for public education0

    • LTEs
    • October 26, 2016

    Since her time as a state legislator, Congresswoman Barbara Comstock has consistently demonstrated her commitment to providing our children with a world-class education. On the other hand, her opponent LuAnn Bennett has supported policies that would hurt Northern Virginia schools and families. This makes my decision on November 8 very easy. Congresswoman Comstock believes in

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  • To the Editor: Bennett is the pragmatic choice0

    • LTEs
    • October 25, 2016

    Soon the presidential campaign will end, and we shall begin to see what the winner can accomplish. Over the last several years the lack of cooperation between the President and the Congress has led to gridlock, with very little getting done on issues that matter to Americans and the rest of the world. The competitive

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