Author: Charlie Clark

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Our Man in Arlington

Arlington sits a mere 93 million miles from a most practical energy source. So notes Scott Sklar, the solar power luminary whose nonconformist home on Ivy Street may be the county’s most energy-savvy. The bearded and jovial Sklar, a longtime lobbyist, author and lecturer, is on friendly terms with his […]

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Our Man in Arlington

Arlington’s progressive political establishment is well entrenched for many reasons, not least of which is the continued presence of many of its dedicated forebears. An exemplar is Martha Ann Miller, still in her prime at age 101, who just published an Arlington-centric autobiography “The First Century: And Not Ready for […]

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Our Man in Arlington

A sizable Arlington-based employer (hint: the Pentagon) flexed its muscles this fall, putting a crimp in plans by local history lovers to build an Arlington Heritage Center. For more than 10 years, a coalition of activists working with the Arlington Historical Society and the online Arlington Black Heritage Museum have […]

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Our Man in Arlington

I spent part of Veterans Day attempting to witness a dramatic confrontation on the streets of Arlington that never came off. With Thanksgiving upon us, let’s be grateful. Back in October, the ArlNow blog reported that a Kansas-based church famous for its traveling circus of hateful anti-gay protests had targeted […]