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Our Man in Arlington

As the last graduates of Washington-Lee High prepare for their diplomas (over the summer comes the switch to Washington-Liberty), I’ll submit another tribute to the school’s heralded heritage. No, that legacy will not fade away because of a one-word name change. Last month I received a call from Blanche Kirchner, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

I’ve logged a few hours in the unpretentious Clarendon studios of Arlington Independent Media (AIM), pontificating on community radio or TV — once joining a pick-up chorus to record a YouTube production of the “Arlington County Song.” But the time I put in is dwarfed by that of Jackie Steven, […]

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Editorial: Alabama Coming to Virginia?

The Virginia House Democratic Caucus issued a stern warning yesterday after Alabama virtually outlawed abortion. In a statement, the Caucus warned that Republican-controlled state legislatures across the country are escalating their coordinated assault on women’s reproductive rights noting that Tuesday, Alabama passed an already-infamous bill that would ban abortion in […]