Last week’s action by large counties across the country to create the “Cool Counties” Climate Stabilization Initiative will have far-reaching effects to combat global warming at the local level. The “Cool Counties” Initiative will bring the resources of all 3,066 counties across the nation to address the challenge of climate […]
We abandoned Arlington last weekend for the Shenandoah Valley.
It will likely be the decision of Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields to commence a two-month construction project next month that will close Route 7 to a single lane each way from before the morning rush hour until late in the afternoon. Based on a noisy public meeting at […]
Nearly three years ago, the bipartisan 9/11 Commission submitted its 41 recommendations to Congress on how to better protect America from terrorism.
As fall approaches legislators and candidates begin to focus on the issues that they hope will be on the top of the legislative agenda for January 2008.
Overall crime is down in the Washington region, according to the 2006 COG Report on Crime, issued by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments last week.
Warning! Your Man in Arlington is about to slip into his movie critic mode. I usually try to spare my readers from one of my entertainment obsessions (movies) since my very early youth. But occasionally something so great comes along that I must share it.
We are dismayed by the news that an active and respected Virginia organization dedicated to the extension of full civil rights to all persons despite their sexual orientation chose last week to endorse a candidate aligned with a right-wing church that considers gays and lesbians “second class citizens,” at best. […]
Every year, 30,000 Americans are killed as a result of gun violence, destroying families and harming communities. Guns are all too prevalent in our society. Currently, an estimated 39% of American households own a gun. As the tragedy at Virginia Tech showed us, when they end up in the wrong […]
The horrific tragedy that befell the Virginia Tech community is not yet three months old, but some wonderful young people are putting their energies into active remembrance and support. One of the slain Tech students was Mary Read, a 2006 Annandale High School graduate who was finishing her freshman year […]