Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

October 19, 2016 6:35 PM0 comments

A few weeks ago, Virginia House Republicans held a press call in which they succeeded in getting newspapers to report on a two-week old incident where a single individual in Harrisonburg, Virginia is alleged to have submitted voter registrations on behalf of people who are in fact dead. The State […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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The most contrarian neighborhood in Arlington? Try Lyon Village. Sophisticates there have tried the patience of many in government over the past century. They’ve gone to court and blitzed county hearings on issues ranging from collective funding of their community house, to residential encroachment from Clarendon’s re-zoned restaurants (the ones […]

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Guest Commentary: Focus on New School Project, Not Library Expansion

October 13, 2016 12:20 PM0 comments

By Christina Goodwin This November, we will be seeing a bond referendum on the ballot for an $8 million bond to expand the Mary Riley Styles Library. In July of this year, I sent a similar letter to City Council and the School board with the same concerns below. They […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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How much more depressing can presidential politics in America get? The rough-and-tumble nature of political campaigns hit a new low, first with rude, crude, and lewd comments on a video tape, followed by threats by the same candidate to put his opponent in jail. No wonder the Republican Party leaders […]

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Editorial: We Endorse Bennett, Beyer & Connolly

October 12, 2016 8:18 PM0 comments

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has engineered a deep rift in his own party and is defiant in his resolve to make his enemies pay, both inside his own party and out. His Democratic rival Hillary Clinton will go to jail if he’s elected, he insists, and he boasts that […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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Late-life conundrum: Five or six decades out of high school, how many of us care to partake in a classmates reunion? Having just gathered the Yorktown High School Class of 1971 for our 45th-year wing-ding, I can say with certitude that for us baby-boomers the answer is…enough, but not most. […]

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Our Man in Arlington

October 7, 2016 9:21 AM0 comments

No fewer than three currently hot novels contain scenes in our own fair Arlington. And I’m not just talking about the Pentagon, the stuff of much pulp fiction, but quotidian landmarks. These literary passages may prove that New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was wrong when she called Arlington a “soul-less […]

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Editorial: How to Proceed At the West End

October 6, 2016 3:29 PM0 comments

The massive development plans for the 24.5-acre campus of Capital One in Tysons Corner, containing what will become when completed in 2018 the tallest building in Northern Virginia at 447 feet, establishes a goal for development at the West Falls Church Metro in Falls Church. That goal should be 448 […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Governance at the local level is so far down on the list of discussion items during the presidential debates that little or no thought is given to it by the moderators or the candidates. Yet governance at all levels – federal, state, and local – depends on each of the […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

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Less than five weeks from today Americans will go to the polls and elect the 45th president of the United States. Our nation faces a monumental decision that may very well impact the fabric of our society for decades to come. It’s no state secret or a partisan attack about […]

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