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  • We Think: The Swamp is Not Draining0

    April 24, 2017. Last week’s announcement by state Sen. Jennifer Wexton that she will oppose Rep. Barbara Comstock for Virginia’s 10th congressional district seat has put an even brighter spotlight on the second term incumbent and the performance of Congress as a whole. The seat was moved from “Lean R” to “Toss Up” by the Cook Political Index, and may

  • We Think: Decide on Assad0

    April 23, 2017. It is not every day that Loudoun County politicians weigh in on international affairs, much less on geo-political considerations like the civil war in Syria. That war has splintered Syria, and there’s no end or predictable outcome in sight. U.S. foreign policy in the Obama Administration was lacking in both unified purpose and projection. Even the Trump Administration’s retaliatory

  • Suicide Prevention Meets Hip-Hop and the Arts

    Suicide Prevention Meets Hip-Hop and the Arts0

    Loudoun County’s Lucidious adds his artistry to local efforts to prevent teen suicide. Something unusual is going to happen Sunday afternoon, April 2, at the Franklin Park Arts Center in Purcellville. Hip-hop artist Lucidious, of Ashburn, will be performing alongside dancers from The Loudoun School of Ballet to music dedicated to teen suicide prevention. It might seem like

  • Cannon Ball of Fire

    Cannon Ball of Fire0

    Two months ago the Tribune profiled up-and-coming Loudoun County rocker Beth Cannon and heard a sampling of her guitar work and vocals. It was tempting to subtitle that article “A Star is Born.” After Cannon’s performance March 27 at Jammin Java in Vienna, Virginia, that temptation would’ve been warranted. Raw and mesmerizing, and with a command of the stage,