Words mean something. Words can inspire, educate, call to action, or incite to violence. When those words come from the nation’s elected leader, we rightly should expect some higher level of inspiration or education reflecting long-held democratic values.
Author: Penny Gross
Happy New Year! If holiday card sentiments are accurate, everyone is happy to see 2020 fade into history, and they hold great hopes for 2021.
Virginia’s dark history as the seat of the Confederacy is well-known and well-documented; Fairfax County’s role in the conflict is lesser known, but Confederate names linger in street and place designations.
It’s Christmastime, a holy time for some faiths, but a special time to celebrate the spirit of the season, regardless of creed or belief.
Last week, I presented a portion of my annual State of Mason District Report, usually given in-person at the annual Mason District Holiday Town Gathering, and promised to include a second portion in this week’s column.
The coronavirus pandemic is changing a lot of holiday celebrations and traditions, and one casualty is the annual Mason District Holiday Town Gathering.
A mild winter sounds about as exciting as mild salsa but, with the ongoing pandemic, mild is welcome.
Despite the dearth of family and friends gathering in-person on Thursday, there is much to be thankful for, even during this most peculiar and anxiety-ridden year.
A seasoned statesman approach apparently isn’t the course chosen by the Senate Republican majority, most of whom continue to support Mr. Trump’s insistence that the 2020 election results were rigged, and that he will be the victor when all the votes are recounted.
The measured vote counts in “battleground” states last week tested the patience of the nation, but also demonstrated that our electoral process does work, if a bit clunky at times.