Over the past year and a half, two groups have held weekly protests in Front Royal. The first group, Vigil for Democracy, launched the protests soon after the election of President Trump. By all accounts, the Vigil for Democracy obtained …

The Town of Front Royal, VA and Where It Stands on its Constitutional Sands Read more »

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By Madeline Phoenix There was a grand rainstorm today; it caused the power lines on our road to collapse, due to the colossal impact of a withered old oak tree. For almost four hours, we were bereft of technology’s ‘affectionate’ …

Nanotechnology: An Examination of Hopelessness, Ray Bradbury-Style Read more »

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I received a text last night. It was from my best friend. I knew she was dropping her 19-year old daughter off at the airport in Bozeman, Montana so that Desi could visit family on the east coast. I was …

The TSA’s Attack on a Disabled Young Woman Read more »

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We live in confusing times. I keep turning thoughts over as I peruse headlines and spot pictures of men carrying sticks, pipes and guns while supposedly enjoying their First Amendment right to peacefully assemble. I get stuck in weird places. …

The Confusion of Charlottesville Read more »

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I know a lot of people who have served in the military; I also know a lot who have practiced law. I, in fact, practiced law for several years. In both professions, you have to follow certain rules. You have …

Judicial Review and Stephen Miller’s Usurpation Read more »

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I’ve been thinking about how to address Donald Trump’s ascendancy, and it took me a few days to process the election and see it clearly for what it is. My starting place is one of love for my brothers and …

The Desperation that Feeds Trump Supporters and the Other America Read more »

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It’s International Peace Day, but our nation is riven by dissent. A football player kneels during the National Anthem to protest police brutality, and he’s accused of being unpatriotic (and worse). Two more black men die at the hands of …

As Black Deaths Pile Up, Peace Matters Read more »

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Stephanie Saye is one of my friends. She’s also the author of Little 15, which tells the story of a high school girl who has an affair with her basketball coach. Little 15 raises a number of provocative issues, like: …

A Real-Life Banned Author: Stephanie Saye Read more »

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Today, an article by CBS leads with the following statement: Republicans emphatically approved a toughly worded party platform at their national convention Tuesday that would ban all abortions and gay marriages, reshape Medicare into a voucher-like program and cut taxes …

Media Distortion and Partisan Politics Read more »

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