Our Man in Arlington

August 19, 2014 4:43 PM0 comments

With the Little League World series charming much of sportsland (even without an Arlington team in Williamsport, Pa.,) I couldn’t help but ponder my own local pint-size ball-playing experience. That simpler world of Arlington youth base paths on which I hustled in the 1960s has been remarkably transformed. Some obvious […]

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Guest Commentary: Falls Church City’s Answer to Raising Taxes

August 14, 2014 9:40 AM3 comments

“Eat Mor Chikin” ….and more beef, salmon, pasta. While washing it down with a nice craft beer or bottle of chardonnay. And please don’t forget desert. All in the City, of course. Which you can enjoy before or after that movie or concert at State Theatre. There has been much […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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August rarely brings to mind wintertime, but I had a little feeling of déjà vu last week when I toured the almost-complete Bailey’s Fire Station 10 on Columbia Pike. Readers may recall the 2010 “snowmageddon” that resulted in a catastrophic roof failure in the original 1974 structure, damaging some fire […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

August 13, 2014 7:55 PM0 comments

The putative purpose of the special session of the General Assembly that begins on September 18 is to consider and debate alternatives to Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. The economic and public policy facts so overwhelmingly support accepting the incremental $2.1 billion that would flow to the Commonwealth […]

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Editorial: 7 Corners Plan May Hit F.C. Sooner

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As if the City of Falls Church doesn’t have enough on its plate as it is, Seven Corners area neighbors to the City in Fairfax County are clamoring to expedite a new strategic transportation plan for the Seven Corners area that will necessarily intrude into the City and disrupt numerous […]

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Our Man in Arlington

4:57 PM0 comments

Ah, Election Day. Autumn leaves tumbling ‘round yard signs, canvassing in chilly air… Oops. For one district in Arlington, Election Day currently means Tuesday, Aug. 19. Voters must select the successor to state Del. Bob Brink, who decamped after 17 years to join the McAuliffe team as deputy commissioner for […]

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Guest Commentary: 150 Years After Civil War, Reflecting on Our Nation

August 7, 2014 11:33 AM0 comments

Just as it is prudent for a man to withdraw and reflect on himself from time to time, so it is for nations composed of men to do the same.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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This Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the resignation of Richard M. Nixon, the only president in this nation’s history ever to have resigned from that office. His dramatic exit from the White House, but not from the national or international political stage, followed a long and torturous investigation that […]

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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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