Editorial: Heartfelt Tributes to James S. Brady

August 6, 2014 7:52 PM0 comments

Many have been the great and heartfelt words and tributes to the late White House press secretary and gun control advocate James S. Brady (1940-2014), who died at age 73 on Aug. 4 after 33 years surviving with extreme difficulty. He took a bullet to the head in the attempted […]

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Our Man in Arlington

August 5, 2014 1:12 PM0 comments

It took me 60 years, but I finally visited quaint old Cumberland, Md. That’s the 19th-century terminus of the 185-mile Chesapeake and Ohio Canal that played an evocative role in my Arlington boyhood. Growing up walking-distance from Chain Bridge, my pals and I had our earliest fishing experiences on the […]

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Guest Commentary: After 14 Years as Clerk, I’ve Collected a Lot of ‘Stuff’

July 31, 2014 12:15 PM0 comments

By Kathy Clarken Buschow The Sunday night hoarder marathon is one of my guilty pleasures, featuring people who have collected “stuff” well beyond the space they have to contain it. The objects are meaningless to anyone but the hoarder. You can’t watch how these people live without it affecting you. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:03 AM1 comment

Water quality has long been one of the measures of a community’s health. As work continues on methods to restore the Chesapeake Bay and the local streams feeding into the estuary, water quality remains paramount. Upgrades of wastewater treatment plants are primary reasons for point source improvements in the past […]

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Editorial: Fairfax, You Are No Longer Suburbia

8:12 AM0 comments

Barring a surprise development of some sort, the Fairfax County Planning Commission was expected last night to either table or recommend against a measure to allow for the construction of small “residential studio unit” dwellings, also known as “micro-units,” in the county. It is an unfortunate setback, but we hope […]

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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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