By Peg Willingham When I had the honor of becoming the chairperson of the Falls Church City Democratic Committee a few months ago, I thought I knew what to expect: working with dedicated volunteers to engage voters to support our party’s candidates. What I did not expect, however, was the […]
Fairfax County Executive Ed Long presented his proposed FY2016 budget last week, kicking off the lengthy annual exercise...
Special kudos this week go to long-time Falls Church School Board (and former City Council) member Kieran Sharpe for...
Lots of historic change unfolding in Arlington’s Nauck neighborhood, most of it witnessed up-close over six decades...
T. S. Eliot wrote that “April is the cruelest month…,” but February might place second for that designation, especially this February. Although not as snowy as February of 2010, which we remember as “snowmageddon,” the sustained Arctic blasts of the past several days reminds us that Mother Nature still is […]Read more ›
By Laura Hull “It is idle having planted an acorn in the morning to expect that afternoon to sit by the shade of the oak.” That has remained one of my favorite quotes from Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the author of the children’s story, The Little Prince. I’ve remembered it often […]Read more ›
Although we’ve never presumed that the weekly poll question in the News-Press resembles anything like a scientific measurement of anything, with the only constraint being that only one vote can be recorded per computer, we hope the questions are thought-provoking and worthy of stimulating conversation. This week’s question goes to […]Read more ›
The always quick pace in Virginia’s part time legislature went into serious overdrive last week as the General Assembly reached the “Crossover” deadline for each house to wrap up action on its own bills. On Monday, Feb. 9, the House of Delegates considered 270 pieces of legislation in one floor […]Read more ›
A sharp-eyed exercise to decode the 2014 elections in Arlington unfolded Feb. 11 at the nonpartisan Committee of 100 – delivering insights on everything from the streetcar to the talent pool to our county’s peculiarities. Most thrilled with the voters’ verdict was Matt Wavro, chair of the Arlington Republican Committee. […]Read more ›
By Zachary Diener Some historians argue that Thomas Jefferson’s careful control over the activity of his slaves, and their constant occupation in labor, reflects profit-maximizing behavior. Others disagree, referencing the immense amount of debt he owed upon his death, as evidence that profit was not the primary object of his daily […]Read more ›