Our Man in Arlington

July 13, 2016 7:05 PM0 comments

I scored an adventure in local radio last month. Former county board candidate Andrew Schneider asked me onto his Friday morning “Arlington Voices” show on Arlington’s own FM radio station WERA-LP 96.7 on (most of) your dials. We talked writing, history and too much on my adolescence. I learned that […]

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Guest Commentary: Texas Decision is a Victory for Women’s Health

July 7, 2016 2:38 PM0 comments

By Elana Margosis United States and Virginia women won a decisive victory in last month’s Supreme Court 5-3 ruling in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, which ruled that two Texas restrictions on abortion were unconstitutional and presented an undue burden. The ruling on the restrictions comes from a single law […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The Fairfax County History Commission presented its annual report to the Board of Supervisors on June 21. The History Commission is a board-appointed group of citizen volunteers, whose task is to promote public interest in the history of Fairfax County. And what a rich history it is! Much of the […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

July 6, 2016 8:31 PM0 comments

The beginning of July is an important time for our nation and the Commonwealth. This week we celebrated the 4th of July – the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted in 1776 by the Continental Congress declaring the 13 colonies no longer part of Britain’s empire. There have been […]

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Editorial: The Free Higher Education Plan

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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders agree on one important issue going into the Democratic National Convention, that a college education should be free to aspiring youths in families with incomes less than $125,000. It is a huge step in the right direction for the entire nation. Imagine that, the initiative […]

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Our Man in Arlington

July 5, 2016 3:19 PM0 comments

The reinterpretation of our county’s most famous landmark continues apace. At Arlington House on June 25, I was pleased to be a face in the crowd for the National Park Service reenactment of the 1821 wedding of two of the plantation’s enslaved persons. The notion that this under-publicized historical anomaly […]

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Guest Commentary: Transportation Funding: A Mixed Bag for Falls Church

June 30, 2016 1:57 PM0 comments

The few members of the public who were present in the City Council Chamber Monday night saw Metro Board Chairman and Washington D.C. City Council Member Jack Evans at his persuasive best as he outlined Metro’s financial and operational conditions. All Falls Church citizens should view this segment of the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:51 AM0 comments

Discovery of the Zika virus in North America has prompted a lot of discussion, and sometimes fear, as more information about the disease, how it is spread, and potentially serious health consequences as a result of contracting Zika, becomes available. What’s the likelihood of Zika in my neighborhood? How can […]

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Editorial: A WMATA-Falls Church Deal?

June 29, 2016 6:52 PM0 comments

The enthusiasm exhibited at Monday’s Falls Church City Council meeting by WMATA’s board chair Jack Evans concerning the potential to collaborate with Falls Church on commercial development at the West Falls Church Metro station needs to be viewed for what it is: A tremendous potential boost to the City’s plans […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 28, 2016 1:34 PM0 comments

When an historic home is threatened by a developer, preservationists should mull the option of jacking up the house on a flatbed truck and moving it to more welcoming pastures. Of course, it would not be cheap. A famous application of such a remedy in Arlington involves the 19th-century Eastlawn […]

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