Tag Archives: Heckler’s veto

More student voices

This is timely – new student-produced theater from the company that created the play Normal last year (see schedule below). Normal…is an original theater production focused on teens and bullying. Two dozen teens in Loudoun County developed the play with … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Events, News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on More student voices

One parent and an agenda

2 Guys and a Chick Set Off Loudoun Library Dispute, reads the Washington Post headline. At least now we have this admission, via LCPS officials: A children’s book about two male penguins that hatch and parent a chick was pulled … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, News | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

Penguins and children

Potomac District School Board member John Stevens posted this last night: Put the Penguins Back Many of you are aware of the controversy surrounding the removal of a children’s book called And Tango Makes Three from the libraries of all … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Commentary, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

End of the line for special rights seekers, Part 2

Part 1 is here. ( January 31, 2008) The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday agreed with a judge’s decision last year that a school can expose children to contrary ideas without violating their parents’ rights to exercise religious … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Who really wants to make public policy, Lynn Chapman…or Susie Chapman?

Loudoun Insider over at Too Conservative has taken the ironic position that candidates’ family members should be generally off-limits to scrutiny. This seems like a good guideline. But what should happen when a candidate’s spouse has been more involved in … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

A season of sin

I fear that this will prove to be premature given the looming election season, but has anyone else been taken aback by the number of big, honking lies told by local anti-gay activists so far this year? In just the … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Another chance to see “Normal”

One of the best audience questions asked of the cast of “Normal” at one performance I attended: Do you think that there are adult bullies, too? Oh, yes. Adult bullies are the reason school officials said that “school system policy … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Events | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment