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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News from Greater Falls Church

Imagine being a 13-year-old boy on your own in Washington, D. C. in 1944. You are black, from a poor farming community in South Carolina, and ran away to find a better life, heeding a comment from a white Southern Senator who passed through your town: “If you ever get up to Washington, D. C., […]

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National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, Starting 10 a.m. at 7th and Constitution Ave. NW and going to 17th St., Saturday, April 10, followed by the launch of the new “Library of Congress Experience.”

Senator Whipple’s Richmond Report

As one of the leaders of the Senate, I have been in Richmond this week with the newly-elected Senators while they attend New Member Orientation.

Anything But Straight: HRC’s Broken Promises

This was originally going to be a column defending the Human Rights Campaign. I had grown tired of people taking cheap potshots at them over inclusion (or not) of transgender Americans in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). The gratuitous, invective-laced attacks appeared vicious, personal, counterproductive and designed to damage the organization – and hence the […]

Anything But Straight: A Hero Gets His Due

  About three years ago, I was lounging in a Montreal hotel room when I got a call from activist Mike Rogers. I was unaware of who he was, but this intense stranger began interrogating me for information about – well, I don't even remember what the topic was anymore. But, I do recall that […]

A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church

What are you doing this summer? With high gas prices and limited time, many people are planning to stay closer to home this summer, and enjoy the wide variety of activities we have right here in Mason District and Fairfax County. One popular summer activity for all ages is the free concert series, Spotlight by […]

Delegate Hull’s Richmond Report

Busy Week The week of April 30 was a busy one for the General Assembly. After three years and $104.5 million, it was time to see the renovated Capitol building.

Senator Whipple’s Richmond Report

Last week was a historic week in Virginia with the rededication of the Capitol in Richmond and the visit of Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of the settlement in Jamestown.