Opinion

Chapman endorses Glenn Youngkin

May 5, 2021

Dear Editor: Virginia is at a crossroads when it comes to the safety of our citizens, the education of our children, and our economic recovery. Glenn Youngkin has the leadership…

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Charlie Houston’s Greatest Hits

May 5, 2021

By Charles Houston  My Op-Eds have almost always been about protecting western Loudoun County, often taking a circuitous route to make my points. What if all the columns were distilled…

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Dinner for Four

March 31, 2021

By Charles Houston “What are you going to serve them?” Robert Rood asked his wife. “Barbecue. Collard greens. Black eyed peas. Pecan pie from Mom’s,” Byne answered. “They served us…

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Do you know how big a trillion dollars is?

March 31, 2021

By Joe Lafiandra With the passage of the $1.9 trillion dollar stimulus and the current $28 trillion national debt, don’t you think it would be important to really understand how…

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Thank you for giving to GiveChoose.org

March 23, 2021

Dear Editor: This starts with a heartfelt “Thank you” to every reader and member of our community.  Together, we raised $820,000 through a 2021 GiveChoose.org  campaign.   This charitable community-based “crowdfunding”…

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Glad to know the Hamilton Mercantile will remain– You forgot to mention Eva

March 18, 2021

Dear Editor: I, like everyone else for miles around, am delighted to know that the Hamilton icon will remain an organic food store, and even enhance and expand its services. …

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LaFiandra’s opinion divides Americans on renewable energy

March 14, 2021

Dear Editor: You’ve published another “opinion” article by Joe LaFiandra full of lies and misdirection that support the fossil fuel industry and divide Americans on renewable energy. Look practically at…

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Texas’ power woes were caused by deregulation

March 14, 2021

Dear Editor:  I’m disappointed that The Blue Ridge Leader would publish the blatant falsehoods presented by Joe LaFiandra in the March 2021 edition. I will give him the benefit of…

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Mercy, Mercy Me

March 3, 2021

By Charles Houston Marvin Gaye’s lyrics are apt for Loudoun:  “Hey, mercy, mercy me, oh Hey, things ain’t what they used to be What about this overcrowded land? How much…

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The failing Electric Power Grid – The coming perfect storm

March 3, 2021

By Joe LaFiandra The events in Texas last month show how vulnerable the electric power grid is. At one point over two million homes were without power. The cause was…

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