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Monday, September 20, 2021


‘Old School’ column: Down under

Today I took a deep dive, as the current saying goes, into no man’s land: under the guestroom bed.

Editorial: Arlington challengers make good first impression

It was not a bad showing by the three Arlington County Board independents running against incumbent Democrat Takis Karantonis, as campaign season kicked off with the Committee of 100 debate last week. Audrey Clement, Mike Cantwell and Adam Theo presented...

Letter: McAuliffe criminal-justice plan is fatally flawed

Editor: Terry McAuliffe has offered what he calls a “Plan of Action for a Fairer Commonwealth: Creating a More Equitable Justice System That Works for All Virginians.” Only his plan does not work for all Virginians. The plan focuses entirely...

Letter: Gubernatorial candidates must be pressed on environment

Editor: Northern Virginians need to take a hard look at our gubernatorial candidates. Both candidates have remained all but silent on the details of their plans to address the greatest existential threat we face – climate change. We are in a...

‘Old School’ column: The write stuff

My sister-in-law and I were talking recently when she mentioned a high-school student who had received a hand-written note from her and said, “I can’t read cursive.”

Editorial: At last, libraries are all back open

Perhaps the most embarrassing shortcoming of the Arlington County government’s hit-or-miss response to the COVID crisis has been the unwillingness – and that’s the only way it can be described – to keep libraries open, even in a bare-bones...

Editorial: Challengers, give us a reason to vote for you

With local-election season now upon us – that snuck up on us! – we are going to proffer our usual, and usually ignored, advice to those candidates in the local area attempting to unseat incumbents at the ballot box. (In...

Letter: If others can change their gender, let me change my age

Editor: Certificates of Live Birth provide six pieces of information about the newborn: name, sex, date, time, place, type (single, twins, etc.). Currently, only four remain unquestionable: date, time, place and type. Name can be changed, and sex assigned at birth...

Letter: Revamped W-L logo insulting on several levels

Editor: The logo depiction accompanying the article about a planned historical marker at Washington-Liberty High School requires a comment. Aside from the disgrace of removing Gen. Robert E. Lee’s name and image from W-L High School, the new rendition...

Letter: Children are resilient and will catch up

Editor: I’m sorry, but I disagree with what I consider to be the over-concern about the year lost to COVID . I don’t think the concern is either warranted, or useful to our children. This year may have caused less...
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Oakton Now 4-0; Marshall wins in OT

The latest and most significant victory so far this season for the undefeated Oakton Cougars (4-0) came the night...
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