Early voting in Fairfax County started strong last week, and gained national media attention for the long lines and, on Saturday, a demonstration by Trump supporters that elicited police intervention.
Author: Penny Gross
Number one question these days is “how do I vote?” Not “should I vote” or “who ya gonna vote for,” but “how and where” can I vote?
The sanctity of the ballot is well-established in this country. The security of the ballot also was assumed to be sacrosanct.
“Be afraid. Be very afraid.” That seemed to be the message delivered by the Republican National Convention last week.
Last week’s Democratic National Convention proved, perhaps surprisingly, that the political process can be well-served, and well done, without all the hoopla that usually frames the selection of a party’s candidate for the presidency.
When my mother was born, her mother, my grandmother, couldn’t vote. She could give birth, work a homestead with her husband, handle firearms in the wilderness, and wring a chicken’s neck for the stewpot, but she was disenfranchised because of her gender.
In an already chaotic presidential election year, the unsolicited mailing is causing a lot of confusion and misinformation among voters, especially those who already have submitted absentee ballot applications.
There are few things that stir the emotions and awe as much as a space flight.
STRESS! That feeling of physical or emotional tension brought on by our unceasing heat and high humidity, Covid-19, economic uncertainty, social unrest, or perhaps simply a difficult personal or family situation. Whatever the cause, the fallout in our community and across the country is intense.
Fairfax County’s 427 public parks are among the best in the nation. From 1.44 acre Bel Air Park in Mason District to 1,555 acre Huntley Meadows in Lee District, and everything in between, Fairfax County residents and visitors can find nearly any activity close by, and often free.