The press of absorbing the moment-to-moment changes can be exhausting without even attending to the troubling subject matter: a lethal pandemic, an economic crash, black lives matter and ‘defund’ the police. How to respond?
Author: Kaye Kory
Our prison system, here in Virginia, and across the country, was not built to accommodate women and hasn’t changed very much even as the numbers of women inmates has increased substantially.
I believe that elected representatives have a particular responsibility to lead by example, particularly in crisis situations.
We are facing a very consequential election in a little less than a month with many campaigns asking for attention and help — our money, our time — and all described as “Urgent!”
I believe that there is an adage along the lines of “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” If there isn’t such an adage, there should be.
As we mourn the victims of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings and call for practical gun violence prevention laws to be enacted on the state and national level, we must also call for an end to the harmful policies and comments issued by President Trump and his administration. […]
Governor Northam’s decision to convene the General Assembly for a special session to address gun violence was the subject of wide-ranging debate and skepticism among “high information” Democrats and Republicans alike. As the DMV region begins to cope with rising extremes of heat, humidity and severe weather, most citizens have […]
Nick Benton got it exactly right in his editorial in last week’s Falls Church News-Press. He held up a mirror to the passionate, progressive challengers of Democratic incumbent Commonwealth’s Attorneys Ray Morrugh (Fairfax) and Theo Stamos (Arlington) to question the $1 million infusion from outside of Virginia into the challenger […]
Mother’s Day is this Sunday. I look forward to this day every year. My children are well aware that I have certain expectations regarding their role in celebrating this institution, though this doesn’t eliminate their occasional lapses. Not surprisingly since all of my children are now adults with deep progressive […]
I have always been an activist and an advocate, and a firm believer in educating those around me about the value of raising your voice to create change. Raising my voice in advocacy was my path to running for the Fairfax County School Board. The year before I decided to […]