Delegate Kaye Kory’s column last month contains erroneous information that deserves a response. She suggests that the eastern part of Fairfax County has been shortchanged in regard to construction and renovation projects needed to modernize aging facilities. That is not true.
Every year, I enjoy participating in the J.E.B. Stuart High School graduation ceremonies. From my vantage point on...
Letters to the Editor: July 24 – 30, 2014 More Than ‘Broken Asphalt, Concrete’ at Broad & West Editor, I...
The greatest lie embedded in the notion of a “free market economy” is the claim that there are no important distinctions...
This week I have been pleased to accept an appointment to the Virginia General Assembly’s Joint Commission on Health Care (JCHC). The commission was established in 1992 with this mission: “to ensure that the Commonwealth as provider, financier and regulator adopts the most cost effective and efficacious means of delivery […]Read more ›
A most local of local histories is the new personalized recounting of the “Integration of Wakefield High School.” The paperback published by the scholarship-giving Wakefield High School Education Foundation offers powerful memories of one of Arlington’s historic transitions – some so painful for participants it took decades of time’s passage […]Read more ›
While I agree with the statement in Alice Rooney’s obituary that said, “All who knew her were saddened at her passing,” I also celebrate the extraordinary fact that such a wonderful person surpassed her 100th birthday and had more time on this earth than most to touch the hearts and minds of all who loved her, which essentially meant all who knew her.Read more ›
Unaccompanied children crossing the southern border into the United States is an issue for local jurisdictions across the nation – north, south, east, and west. That fact was very clear at the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) annual conference earlier this week. Rarely does an issue get debated by the […]Read more ›
The last few weeks have seen some very refreshing, blunt talk about the differences between discretionary and essential spending on the Falls Church City Council. The extension of that discourse to broader issues, such as the support of public education, can also be highly instructive in the general conversation about […]Read more ›
The global collision between the traditional taxi industry and the Uber and Lyft upstarts is playing out on Arlington streets. The struggle pits longtime hackers against rookies, youthful innovation against ingrained habits, and free-marketers against regulators – all set in motion by technological disruption. Last month, county police issued five citations to […]Read more ›