Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

July 30, 2014 7:06 PM0 comments

If the unusually pleasant temperature and absence of high humidity had you wondering if we’ve really entered the dog days of summer here in Northern Virginia, one tell-tale sign that it really is summertime in Falls Church is the number of road construction projects underway, both large and small. From […]

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Our Man in Arlington

July 29, 2014 1:21 PM0 comments

With the approaching streetcar polarizing Arlington, I submitted to lunch with two local transit consultants.

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Guest Commentary: Schools in East Fairfax Have Not Been Shortchanged

July 24, 2014 11:03 AM1 comment

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.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:43 AM3 comments

Every year, I enjoy participating in the J.E.B. Stuart High School graduation ceremonies. From my vantage point on the stage, I can witness, up close, the pride, joy, and camaraderie between the school administration, faculty, and graduating seniors. Last month’s ceremony was delightful once again, with many scholastic honors and […]

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Editorial: Productive Vs. Non- Productive Growth

July 23, 2014 6:59 PM0 comments

The greatest lie embedded in the notion of a “free market economy” is the claim that there are no important distinctions between kinds of economic activity. When applied to the U.S. national economy, as it was with a vengeance under the influence of the radical libertarian Federal Reserve Chairman Alan […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

6:43 PM0 comments

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 […]

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Our Man in Arlington

6:41 PM0 comments

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 […]

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Guest Commentary: Alice Rooney Was a True Character, Lover of Life

July 17, 2014 11:05 AM2 comments

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.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

8:26 AM1 comment

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 […]

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Editorial: Discretionary Vs. Non-Discretionary

July 16, 2014 7:02 PM0 comments

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 […]

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