• You Think: Troubling Concerns After the Sentencing

    You Think: Troubling Concerns After the Sentencing

    Loudoun County NAACP President Phillip Thompson was among those who spoke out forcefully after a historic African American school in Ashburn was vandalized on the night of Sept. 30. He raised concerns about the intentions of the vandals, how public officials responded, and the need to better protect African American historical sites generally. Last month, five Loudoun County teenagers pled guilty to one count

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  • Republican Intolerance in the Age of Trump

    Republican Intolerance in the Age of Trump

    I would like to address the Loudoun County Republican Committee’s pathetic attempt to suppress free speech and non-violent dissent in their recent press release attacking Loudoun County Board Chair Phyllis Randall’s attendance at the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017. Randall has nothing to apologize for in her attendance at a peaceful protest,

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  • Loudoun School Board Should Say YES to New LGBTQ Policies

    Loudoun School Board Should Say YES to New LGBTQ Policies

    On Dec. 21, the ACLU of Virginia filed a letter in support of the Loudoun County School Board adopting policies that would protect LGBTQ employees and students from discrimination and harassment. The letter, penned by ACLU legal fellow Gail M. Deady, is excerpted below. The full document, including legal citations, can be found here.  A counterpoint by Del.

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  • Loudoun School Board Should Say NO to New LGBTQ Policies

    Loudoun School Board Should Say NO to New LGBTQ Policies

    On Jan. 10, the Loudoun County School Board will again take up the issue of adopting policies that would protect LGBTQ employees and students from discrimination and harassment.  On Dec. 21, the ACLU of Virginia filed a letter in support of these policies. Below is a counterpoint opposing such policies and answering the ACLU by Del. Dave LaRock (R-33rd), a member

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  • Update on Iraqi Families Persecuted by ISIS

    Update on Iraqi Families Persecuted by ISIS

    It has been my honor to work on behalf of the Iraqi families injured and displaced by the persecution of ISIS in Northern Iraqi.  As well, it has been a pleasure to share with my friends in Loudoun County and throughout the nation the challenges they’ve faced and the progress being made to help them. My

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  • To the Editor: Comstock votes right on gun laws

    To the Editor: Comstock votes right on gun laws

    In your recent interview with Representative Barbara Comstock (VA-10), she stated that she has a “strong record dealing with gun violence”.  This statement is TRUE! Congresswoman Barbara Comstock has worked with [Loudoun County] Sheriff Mike Chapman to reduce gun violence, human trafficking, and heroin abuse!  She has been a STRONG Supporter of the 2nd Amendment

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