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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Opinion

Letter: As GOP preaches division, Democrats offer progress

Editor: The Sun Gazette’s editorial page frequently would inform and educate. More recently, it seems that the page, to put it kindly, has become inane. Example, articles about whether vice presidents deserve a day of their own for celebration, or...

‘Old School’ column: Waste not, want not

My kids think I’m the cheapest person on the planet. I may be a teeny bit frugal, but certainly not cheap.

Sun Gazette editorial: No consistency on APS athletics

As the Sun Gazette reported last week, Arlington school officials decided that its athletes that had qualified for state track competition would not be able to participate. The reasoning, as laid out by assistant superintendent Bridget Loft (and we thank...

Commentary: Why not a day to salute vice presidents?

As birth month to George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, February exhibited the least number of days and greatest number of great presidents. This correlation of presidential preeminence and birthdate makes one wonder what William Henry Harrison (born Feb. 9) might have achieved had his presidency not ended more abruptly than John Paul I’s pontificate.

Sun Gazette editorial: Library plan too little, way too late

If Arlington government officials are expecting us to shout “hallelujah!” and praise them to the hilt for their too-little, much-too-late library-system reopening, they should, by now, know us better than that. We come not to praise Caesar, but to...

Sun Gazette editorial: Is ‘catch-and-release’ now the norm?

Here’s an item from the Arlington County police blotter. It’s an incident occurring Feb. 15 at 8:35 p.m. According to the write-up provided by police, an officer on patrol observed what was described as a suspicious vehicle and made contact...

Letter: Is Arlington board trying to stifle discourse?

Editor: Every third Saturday of the month, the County Board starts its meeting with public comment. As those who get up for the 8:30 start know, about ten speakers sign up to talk two minutes each. Residents describe concerns, offer...

Sun Gazette editorial: Northam gets religion on school-reopening

As they say in the citrus-growing fields of central Florida: When you’ve got ’em by the grapefruits, their hearts and minds will follow. Perhaps to distract from his vaccine-rollout fiasco, Gov.-Dr. (or is it “Dr.-Gov.”) Northam earlier this month whipped...

Letter: Democrats need to abandon School Board caucus

Editor: As an Arlington Public Schools’ parent and lifelong Democrat, I am frustrated by the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s (ACDC) endorsement of candidates for School Board.  Under Virginia law, this office is expressly nonpartisan, as the ACDC Website acknowledges: “Because...

Letter: Instant-runoff voting will be beneficial

Editor: I am happy to see Arlington County and its election officials want to encourage ranked-choice (or instant-runoff) voting, as reported in the Sun Gazette. Progressives, including the Green Party and independents, have wanted this voting process for many...
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