A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

September 11, 2014 10:33 AM0 comments

Today, on the 13th anniversary of the triple attacks now known as 9/11, we pause to remember the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, their families, and so many others who will never forget the images of that horrific day in our nation’s history. […]

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Editorial: All Hail the ‘Bookbook’!

September 10, 2014 10:50 PM0 comments

Going viral on the Internet this week has been Ikea’s brief ad promoting its catalog that tons of its customers just got in the mail. A brilliant spoof of over-the-top Apple ads promoting the features of its electronic tools, Ikea promotes the “bookbook,” touting the features of a real book, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

10:39 PM0 comments

Arlington has long hosted its share of residents who are power players across the Potomac. But familiarity didn’t lessen the thrill on May 21, 1969, when news broke that President Nixon was naming D.C. appeals judge Warren Burger as Chief Justice of the United States. Residents of Burger’s then-home on […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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This week I am returning to the topic of ethics reform that I addressed in three columns last year [8/14, 9/11, 10/09]. This issue is truly the “canary in the coal mine” for the institutions upon which democratic governance depends. When office holders violate the trust of citizens, they confirm the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

September 4, 2014 11:10 AM0 comments

Fairfax County schools kicked off a new school year on Tuesday. Drivers are reminded to observe lowered speed limits in school zones, and never, ever, pass a stopped school bus with flashing red lights. Speeders and scofflaws in our school zones will be ticketed. Drivers should also be aware of […]

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Guest Commentary: The Imperative for Civic Education Revitalization

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By Pete Davis Last year marked the 30th anniversary of A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Education Reform, the bombshell Reagan administration report that helped define today’s conventional wisdom about American schools. Thanks to the report – which implied that America’s “preeminence in commerce, industry, science and technology” was […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

September 3, 2014 11:12 PM0 comments

Summer is quickly coming to an end. The children are back in school and the routine of fall sports is upon us. Over the course of the past six weeks, we have born witness to the trial of the McDonnells. The jury has been tasked with determining whether they broke […]

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Our Man in Arlington

11:08 PM4 comments

Arlingtonians take notice when one of their handy 7-11’s shuts its doors.

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Editorial: This November’s Bond Referendum

10:51 PM0 comments

It’s a vexing reality that just as the City of Falls Church has come onto the radar screens of serious developers who can bring some major economic development benefits to the City, its schools and quality of life here, that the sustainability of this new development might rise or fall […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 28, 2014 1:53 PM0 comments

Low humidity and pleasant temperatures in late August? Opening the windows at night? Needing a sweater in the evening? As we revel in the unexpected glorious weather this week, one might question the concern about climate change, but this is exactly the time to continue planning and implementing local and […]

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