Mollie Hemingway, Janice Dean, Asra Nomani and Jeff Jordan on The Larry O’Connor Show 10.01.2020

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Early voting turnout hits record numbers in Virginia (The Washington Post)

Record numbers of Virginians are voting early and requesting absentee ballots this year, as the coronavirus pandemic and newly loosened election laws reshape Old Dominion voting habits in a presidential year.

Some 100,356 voters have cast ballots in person since early voting began Friday, while 884,032 have requested absentee ballots, state elections officials reported on Wednesday. In all of 2016, just under 353,000 Virginians opted for early in-person voting and about 185,000 voted absentee by mail, according to an analysis by the nonprofit Virginia Public Access Project. [Read More]

Fairfax, Va. School District Spent $24,000 On Ibram Kendi Books For U.S. History Classes (The Federalist)

Sitting in their living rooms, kitchens, and dining rooms on the morning of August 6, principals, teachers, and other leaders from Fairfax County Public Schools here in northern Virginia tuned into an “exclusive” one-hour “conversation” with author Ibram Kendi. The bill: $20,000, or $333.33 per minute of the chat.

Because I was curious what my son’s school district had spent for a one-hour talk by a celebrity author, I broke the news of the price tag for the talk in a column for Quillette last week. Now, in new reporting, I’ve learned the one-hour video conversation was just the tip of the iceberg. According to Fairfax County Public Schools spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell, the school district spent another $24,000 on books by Kendi, peddling the ideology of “critical race theory” and “anti-racism” as “required reading” for K-12 students. [Read More]

Fairfax Co. Public Schools will resume in-person in October. Staff says they were only given 48 hours to decide or quit (WUSA 9)

Over 650 Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) teachers were notified Wednesday evening that they will be returning in-person to teach in October, according to the teacher’s union in the county. Staff members believe the school only gave them a short amount of time to decide if in-person learning was the best option for the school community during the pandemic. [Read More]


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