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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Editor’s Notebook

Editor’s Notebook: Craziest days of the year

Let's turn the wayback machine to the mid-1990s. That little scamp Bill Clinton was in the White House and I was down in Myrtle Beach, toiling as design editor of the Sun-News daily newspaper of the (RIP) Knight-Ridder chain. I...

Editor’s Notebook: Oh, the humanity!

It was 43 seasons ago that "WKRP in Cincinnati" made its way into Thanksgiving legend with a classic episode and the immortal final line: "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly." (Not sure if the late, great...

Editor’s Notebook: The (alleged) smut gets to stay

Sur-prise, sur-prise, sur-prise, as Gomer Pyle used to say: Panels hand-selected by the leadership of Fairfax County Public Schools have come down on the side of, well, the leadership of Fairfax County Public Schools when it comes to keeping...

Editor’s Notebook: Time to put Fauci out to pasture?

Our geriatric president's top medical guy, the even more geriatric (though considerably more spry) Dr. Anthony Fauci, made the rounds of friendly talk shows over the weekend to press everyone to get a COVID booster shot. Fair enough, and when...

Editor’s Notebook: Let’s not go overboard

The Washington Monthly magazine has a cover price of $5.95, but tons of them are always stacked up for the pickings in the free-and-worthy-every-penny stand at a local Safeway. Go figure. Anyhoo, the most recent cover caught my attention. As...

Editor’s Notebook: Back when the Baby Boom briefly went bust

We've been in the midst of a mini-Baby Boom over the past decade or so, as guys and gals, married or pals, have once again mastered the fine art of procreation. But these things always occur in cycles, and back...

Editor’s Notebook: Give me a camera at your peril …

Today's second item will be about yesterday's Inter-Service Club Council of Arlington awards ceremony -- lesser media, you missed out on a yummy country-club buffet by not attending! -- but first, let's a trip back maybe a decade ago...

Editor’s Notebook: Come now … this isn’t really about the environment

A grocery store that shall remain unnamed except it isn't either Giant or Safeway put out a press release a couple of days ago, saying that it was doing away with plastic bags in Northern Virginia, and intimating it...

Editor’s Notebook: Never underestimate the ‘share-a-brewski’ factor

Opinions are like you-know-whats -- we've all got them and frequently they stink -- so it's no surprise that pollsters and pundits are coming out of the woodwork to explain what went right for Republicans and what went wrong...

Editor’s Notebook: Another real-estate milestone falls

A couple of weeks ago, we did an article in which it was noted that, in Fairfax County, the average sales price for single-family homes was edging ever closer to the $1 million mark. In the article, we asked top...
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