Local Commentary

Local Commentary

Our Man in Arlington

Civic activist Jeanne Broyhill remains a good sport a half-century after the famous prank. As the daughter of Arlington Congressman Joel T. Broyhill (a Republican who served from 1953-74), she recently confided in me that she’d had advance warning that boys from Yorktown High and nearby schools were planning to […]

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Guest Commentary: Why I Support Saslaw for Re-Election to State Senate

It would be enough if I supported Dick Saslaw because he’s a personal friend. He came to be a friend, ironically, after I wrote an article criticizing him. Instead of holding a grudge, he reached out to me to listen to my complaints, to try to find common ground, and to find ways to represent me better. The things I’ve learned along the way about the kind of honest, caring, and genuine person he is have turned that into a true friendship.