The Blue View is an online magazine published by the The Democrat, the newsletter of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee. We welcome contributions from all FCDC members and from all individuals and organizations with aligned vision and values.  We prefer original content but may reprint stories on an exceptional basis. Articles in The Blue View may not always reflect the views of FCDC. For further information and to discuss story and photo ideas, please contact Editor Brad Swanson or Deputy Editor/ Photo Editor Karen Kirk.