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Virginia shouldn’t honor Confederate leaders

A statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis which had been vandalized with the phrase “this is racist.”

Stella Turner, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2020

Republican Virginia Delegate Wendell S. Walker proposed a bill in late January in the hopes that it would keep Democrats from demanding the removal of Confederate statues. In spite of Walker’s intentions, many Democrats have supported House Bill 1305, which requests that a prominent statue of form...

An investigation of hate groups in Northern Virginia

Richard Spencer speaks on a stage at an alt-right conference in November of 2016.

Evan Jones, News Editor

March 9, 2018

In recent decades, statistics indicate that Northern Virginia has become home to reliably liberal voters. In the past three presidential elections, heavily populated counties like Fairfax, Arlington, and Falls Church City have led the historically conservative state to support the Democratic candidat...

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