Time for Dems to reclaim mantle of patriotism

By Holly Hazard: PHILADELPHIA — Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave a rousing speech urging Democrats to reclaim the mantle of patriotism from the Republican Party this past weekend at The Arena Summit, a symposium designed to train progressive…

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Virginia could be the 38th state to ratify the ERA

By Susan Laume: Virginia’s vote could be the last state vote needed to allow the United States Congress to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which would become the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution. VAratifyERA Sunday — Women’s Equality Day…

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Hoarding hurts animals, too

By Susan Laume: Hoarders don’t restrict their obsession to inanimate objects. In Fairfax County – a  “hot spot” for hoarding, as we reported previously  — animals have been freed from hoarders on numerous occasions. Fairfax County’s worst animal hoarding case…

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Netroots Nation Day 3: A bold vision for our country

By Diane Weeks: NEW ORLEANS — The Netroots Nation Conference wrapped up its third and final day Sunday with rousing speeches, planned and unplanned, from elected officials, political hopefuls, and spontaneous protestors. And the big reveal – Netroots Nation 2019…

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Fairfax NAACP Recognized as Best Branch in USA

By M. J. O’Brien: The Fairfax County NAACP has been named the top branch in the country by the national organization. The branch will receive the prestigious Thalheimer Award, given annually to the branch with the most outstanding achievements, next week…

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Photo Essay: Thousands rally to bring families together

Tens of Thousands of demonstrators rallied Saturday in Washington, D.C. to protest the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy and separating children from their parents. On a sweltering day in the capital, the crowd gathered at Lafayette Square across from the White…

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