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Statement of Fairfax County Board Chair on Youngkin’s Metro Funding Cut

By Jeffrey C. McKay, Fairfax County Board Chair The Youngkin Administration’s decision to remove additional Metro funding from the General Assembly’s proposed state budget is beyond troubling. The money the Administration believes Northern Virginia can use to make up the gap is inadequate for the funding problems Metro is facing. […]

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Editor’s Weekly Column: Preaching the ‘Four Freedoms’ on Easter

Easter was a big hit this year at the church I attend in downtown Washington, D.C., the First Congregational Church, located adjacent to the MLK Library. On top of the special music and first-ever full SRO capacity crowd at the well integrated, recently renovated church, the young, optimistic and articulate […]

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Editor’s Weekly Column: New Book Cites My Role Shaping New Gay Identity

A new book by noted Harvard Divinity School professor Mark D. Jordan, entitled, “Queer Callings” (Fordham University Press, 2024), credits me with a seminal role in the development of modern LGBTQ identity language during the early, formative days of the gay movement in 1970 and 1971. Noting that “sexual identity…gained […]