Last Tuesday night, I made my annual trek to the place where Democrats gather to find out what is happening to them after the polls close. In the 40 years since I have been involved in Arlington politics, they have been all over the place.
Commonly, the politically active in the City of Falls Church brag proudly about a level of citizen participation in their town that is second to none. But those gathered at two sessions of so-called Deliberation Days in the city last weekend were confronted with a troubling reality that challenged that […]
The grassroots movement to end the genocide in Darfur did not begin in Congress or the White House. It grew from the concerns of unelected American citizens, many of them high school or college age, who could no longer hear about the atrocities in Sudan and not act.
A critical election for Northern Virginia With the retirement of Vince Callahan, the Virginia General Assembly will have only one Northern Virginia chair—none in the Senate—of an important committee unless we elect Democrats to the Virginia Senate and House from Northern Virginia.
Fairfax County voters have a lot of decisions to make on Tuesday, Election Day. Only once every eight years do we have so many positions on the ballot. Every seat on the Board of Supervisors, School Board, General Assembly, State Senate and the Soil and Water Conservation Board is on […]
Last Monday evening, Arlington Democrats joined together once again for their annual Golden Gala at the home of Tom Sawner and Bettina Callaway near Washington-Lee High School.
It is now less than two weeks before the Nov. 6 Virginia general election and there is a strong indication that the direction of the entire legislature will shift toward Democratic Party control. Battling uphill against voter apathy and expected low turnouts, partisans for both parties have plenty of reason […]
The House is poised this week to take a historic step in favor of gay rights, with passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, otherwise known as ENDA (H.R. 3685).
Fall is in the air (finally!) and elections are coming soon. The yard signs are sprouting, the mail is coming fast and furious, and cable TV ads are proliferating.
Last week, I announced the planned groundbreaking for a new pedestrian bridge across Route 50 at Seven Corners. This week, I’d like to tell you a little more about the long-awaited construction. The weather was perfect Monday morning as Board of Super-visors Chairman Gerry Connolly and I led a delegation […]