By Peter Davis When Albert Einstein was asked by the New York State Education Department about what schools should emphasize, he responded: “in teaching history, there should be extensive discussion of personalities who benefited mankind through independence of character and judgment.” The genius was right: We need role models to […]
Nearly one month ago, Virginians went to the polls and elected Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam and Mark Herring to lead...
The annual budget discussions between the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County School Board began...
The Falls Church City Council had quite a rousing time of it at its work session Monday night when it had its first...
The name Arlington Villages sounds like a real estate subdivision. It’s more a state of mind. And this March, the Arlington Neighborhood Villages will debut as a nonprofit corporation aimed at helping senior citizens “age in place” – as long as possible in their own homes – by creating neighborhood-based […]Read more ›
Happy Thanksgiving! Amid the hustle and bustle of daily life, it is worthwhile to reflect on all that we appreciate on this holiday. The list is long, but here are a few for consideration: • Thanksgiving this year coincides with the first night of the Jewish celebration of Hannukah, or […]Read more ›
November and December are special – bringing many traditions and cultures together to celebrate these holidays. Traditions all have a beginning at some point and are accepted and continued for generations.Read more ›
Give thanks, next time you’re stuck in line at the bank or the DMV, for society’s progress on reducing wait times. I nominate Goodwill Industries’ main Arlington outlet as the local model for line efficiency. For years, during Saturday errand-running, I would swing by the Goodwill location at Arlington Boulevard […]Read more ›
This Tuesday, the Virginia State Board of Elections certified Democrat Mark Herring as the winner in the razor-thin race for attorney general of Virginia, and although the GOP has not exhausted all of its potential challenges for a recount, it appears now that the Democratic Party has, indeed, turned the tide of history and completed a sweep of all three major statewide offices in this month’s election.Read more ›
City of Falls Church voters this month adopted, by a margin of 88-12%, a new Declaration of Independence.Read more ›