Last month, Suparna Dutta spent countless hours researching how her son could safely return to school this fall as a rising sophomore at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a sprawling campus of classrooms, laboratories and open spaces with names like “Gandhi Commons” and “Einstein Commons,” outside the nation’s capital here off Braddock Road. Little did she know that a secretive “task force” assembled by orders of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was quietly meeting to discuss legislating radical changes to the school
Superintendent Scott Brabrand served on a statewide taskforce that waived school district accreditation for the 2021-2022 school year! Let that sink in. As the largest school district in the Commonwealth of Virginia, I can only imagine the outside influence FCPS brought to bear on this decision.
Why is this significant? As the Virginia Department of Education’s (DOE) website describes, the Standards of Accreditation regulations “establish the state accountability system for the Commonwealth’s public schools and set the requirements students must meet to earn a high school diploma.”
Manga Anantatmula, the Republican nominee for Congress in Virginia’s 11th District, discussed her candidacy on WMAL’s Larry O’Connor Show Friday afternoon. Anantatmula is running to unseat incumbent Democrat Gerry Connolly (“the poster child for term limits,” as O’Connor called him).
Anantatmula blasted Connolly’s “far-left” record, noting that he votes with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 90 percent of the time.
Aliscia Andrews, the Republican nominee for Congress in Virginia’s 10th District, joined Fox & Friends Thursday morning to discuss “the suburban mom vote.” Andrews listed public safety, job growth and education as the biggest issues for suburban women this year. “It’s so important that we show families they can be safe in America and we can thrive in America again,” Andrews said. “That’s what people are really looking for specifically in VA-10.”
Over the last several decades, Trump has given generously to heroes, the sick, and those in need. While the liberal media would have you believe that Trump is a virulent racist, it should be noted that a majority of the individuals who were recipients of these acts of kindness were racial or ethnic minorities.
In 1986, a Georgia farmer, whose farm had been hit by a severe drought, committed suicide…
Mount Vernon Republican Steven Mosley launched a new podcast series this summer — Facts, Opinions & Rants with Steven Mosley. In a recent episode, Mosley recalls his first political donation — to Herman Cain for President.
Cain, who died last month after falling ill with COVID-19, was a business leader and tea party activist who ran for president in 2012. He was an early supporter of Donald Trump in 2016, and later served as co-chairman of Black Voices for Trump in 2020.
Attorney General Bill Barr briefly joined Thursday afternoon’s “Back the Blue” rally in McLean, Virginia. “Can we make a quick U-turn? I want to jump out and thank those people,” Barr said to his FBI detail after they drove past the crowd.
Barr’s spokeswoman, Kerri Kupec, shared a video of the encounter via Twitter later Thursday evening.
Republican U.S. Senate nominee Daniel Gade is calling out “left-wing extremists” in a new ad released this week.
“The destruction of our American cities must stop,” Gade says in the ad. “Career politicians caving to a woke mob isn’t leadership. That’s cowardice and not what I sacrificed for.”
A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, Gade lost his right leg in the Iraq War.
On Wednesday, the Fairfax GOP hosted a virtual candidates forum with all three individuals running for chairman of the Republican Party of Republican Party of Virginia (RPV): Rich Anderson; Mike Schoelwer; and Jack Wilson.
The forum, moderated by Fairfax GOP 1st Vice Chairman Sean Rastatter, was live-streamed at Facebook.com/FairfaxGOP.
Fairfax residents have done their part to fight the Covid-19 threat – we’ve socially distanced, worn our masks, washed our hands and sacrificed our livelihoods. More than flatten the curve, Virginia has bent the curve like Beckham and saved lives!
We should all be proud.
Yet here we are – on a leaderless ship going nowhere in Fairfax County. Our School Board has turned its back on its one elected responsibility.
Republican U.S. Senate nominee Daniel Gade was on WMAL’s Larry O’Connor Show this week, discussing his campaign to unseat incumbent Democrat Mark Warner. “Mark is a big-government liberal who thinks that everything should come from DC,” Gade said. “That’s what he’s always been.”
During his WMAL interview, Gade stressed that he supports the U.S. Constitution, to include the 10th Amendment, which reserves power for the states and the people. A wounded combat veteran, Gade’s motto is “Same Oath, New Mission.”
Although Fairfax County Public Schools will remain “online only,” area Catholic schools plan to safely reopen this fall — with “in-person” classroom instruction as well as virtual options.
Dr. Joseph Vorbach is the schools chief for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, which includes Fairfax County. On Tuesday, Dr. Vorbach joined WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall radio program.