A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 1, 2015 10:28 AM0 comments

Midst the bustle of shopping and parties, the holidays offer reflection on the year’s events, what made us happy or sad, what was accomplished, and what is left to do. The year 2014 had all of that – high spots and low points – and more. The ultimate high spot […]

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Editorial: Chuck Todd’s Fear of Liars

December 31, 2014 1:05 PM1 comment

It’s something that almost every thinking American knows intuitively, but when it gets said out loud on national TV by the host of “Meet the Press,” it slaps one upside the head as astonishing and almost beyond belief. How could NBC’s “Meet the Press” anchor Chuck Todd admit on his […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

11:29 AM0 comments

While State Senator Richard Saslaw is on vacation I get the privilege of writing a bonus Richmond Report – and as luck would have it, it’s the first column of 2015. In either event, it is a good time to take a look back at the year that’s just passed, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

December 30, 2014 2:32 PM0 comments

Much ado of late in the Arlington theater scene. The creative-but-resented-by-some Artisphere, the county announced Dec. 17, will likely shut down June 30. It’s a casualty of subsidies that failed to produce the envisioned self-sustaining, hip arts and drama institution that would help revitalize nighttime Rosslyn. That same day, the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 25, 2014 11:24 AM0 comments

Merry Christmas! In the true spirit of the holiday season, a long-time friend and constituent shared with me an experience that perfectly reflects both the humanity and the spirituality of the common man, something that so often gets lost in the cacophony of commercialism and politics. I’d like to share […]

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Guest Commentary: America’s Affordable Care Act is Working

10:30 AM4 comments

By Bob McCan How do we create a health care system that: (1) includes everyone, (2) improves everyone’s health, and (3) brings escalating costs under control? In March, 2010 the President signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). This 2,000 page law was crafted to answer those three […]

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Editorial: Rape Requires Criminal Prosecution

December 23, 2014 5:26 PM4 comments

The last two weeks, in the interest of open dialogue and fairness, the News-Press lent its pages to two scathing attacks on our paper for its opinion editorial on the Rolling Stone magazine’s article about allegations of a gang rape at the University of Virginia. For almost 24 years, we’ve […]

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Our Man in Arlington

5:19 PM0 comments

I retain memories of roughly 60 Christmases spent here in Arlington. Those sugarplum visions range from family trips to buy a Christmas tree at churches or the Optimist Club lot, to early visits to the laps of Santa impersonators at Hecht’s or Kann’s department stores. But when I drive through […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 18, 2014 12:41 PM0 comments

There was lots of excitement in Mason District last week, as Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx joined Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Lane, Fairfax County Board Chairman Sharon Bulova, and more than a dozen state delegates, senators, and […]

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Guest Commentary: Response to Rolling Stone Article Lacked Integrity

8:44 AM8 comments

By Joe Green As a graduate of the University of Virginia (College ‘93) and a Phi Kappa Psi brother, the last two weeks have been a roller coaster of emotion and reflection. My recent relief over the revelation that the horrible event recounted in Rolling Stone did not occur at […]

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