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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Opinion

Old-School column: That takes the cake!

Remember what life was like BCM (Before Cake Mixes)? I certainly do, because my skillful mother baked almost every day.

Editorial: Smoke ’em if you got ’em? Whatever.

One need not be a cynic – although it helps – to understand why Gov. Northam is attempting to use, on his way almost out the door, the legislative-amendment process to bring some legal doobie to the Old Dominion. Northam...

Editorial: Time to scrap polling-place names?

With the current renaming mania sweeping to woke corners of Arlington, county election officials might be wise to follow up on a matter tangentially touched upon at a recent Electoral Board meeting. In a discussion of changing the name of...

Letter: Glencarlyn Library has vital role to play

Editor: As the Arlington County Board considers delaying Glencarlyn Library’s reopening until July 2022, the Glencarlyn Citizens’ Association (GCA) contend the reasons to reopen the library now are more compelling than ever, and a comprehensive view of Glencarlyn Library...

Letter: Wave of the future is ranked-choice voting

Editor: In an era of extreme partisanship and polarization, there’s one common denominator between the two parties. Both want to use ranked-choice voting, a ballot change that lets a voter rank the candidates. It works through a series of eliminations...

Letter: Cicadas play vital role in ecosystem

Editor: For the past year, there have been many ominous whispers of the Brood X cicadas coming. The message of the havoc wreaked on young trees and shrubs, and the month of constant shrill buzzing has sent home an...

Letter: Arlington officials had no interest in saving estate

Editor: Did anyone really expect the Arlington County Board to save the Febrey-Lothrop (Rouse) estate? County Board members looked at the site and saw dollar signs. A developer will put $2-million-dollar homes there and the county government will gain in...

Letter: Turner will hold school system accountable

Editor: While I’ve been involved with Democratic politics in Arlington, I’ve seen first-hand how incredibly important strong academics and access to equitable education can be for students. Why do I support Miranda Turner for School Board? She believes students’ experiences,...

‘Old School’ column: Economy boost

by CAROL McEWEN, for the Sun Gazette I have an idea to bolster our faltering economy, which I intend to send to our president any day now. The solution? Bring back the custom of buying little girls new Easter outfits, like...

Editorial: ‘The absolute worst job in politics’

We had an editorial a month or so ago, wondering aloud if there would come a time when Democrats could find no takers willing to run for School Board in Arlington. Their field for the upcoming caucus is actually two...
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