Opinion

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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The end of capital punishment- A good thing

March 3, 2021

 By John P. Flannery Whatever one thinks of capital punishment, there must be general agreement that the state should never execute an innocent man or woman. Our criminal justice is…

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Parents need options

February 28, 2021

Dear Editor, Thank you Virginia State Legislature for passing Senate Bill 1303. I urge Governor Ralph Northam to sign this bill into law. This bipartisan bill, from Senator Dunnavant of…

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High Speed Rail; “That Used to be Us.”

February 20, 2021

“It makes no sense for China to have better rail systems than us…. That used to be us.” President Obama November, 2010  [Turnbull] By Tony Noerpel In order to avoid…

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Jean Brown will be missed

February 5, 2021

Dear Editor: Jean Brown and I were political opposites, but we were also neighbors and friends. Countless times we would stop and chat in the aisles of the grocery store…

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Raising the Minimum Wage

February 3, 2021

By Joe LaFiandra The new president has implemented a series of progressive executive orders. Other actions are in the wings, including asking Congress to enact an increased minimum wage of…

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ZOC

February 3, 2021

By Charles Houston ZOC – pronounced “zock” – is the County’s new Zoning Ordinance Committee, which is charged with helping to write a new zoning ordinance for the county. It’s…

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Violation of Ethics Policy and Rules of Order

January 27, 2021

 Dear Editor: The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors’ resolution last week urging Delegate Dave LaRock to resign was a purely political stunt, a direct violation by the Democrats of their…

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Fake news? Beyond the pale

January 15, 2021

Dear Editor: I’m writing this from the perspective of two days after a violent mob attacked the United States Capitol, resulting in several deaths, significant damage to our Capitol building,…

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