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Editor’s Notebook

Editor’s Notebook: How about two for the price of one?

The more one hears from the two Democratic candidates for Arlington School Board, the more one wishes that there were two vacancies to fill this year. In very different ways, both Miranda Turner and Mary Kadera are putting forward more...

Editor’s Notebook: Challengers, could we hear a roar?

Tonight’s Arlington County Democratic Committee meeting could bring a final round of candidate announcements, since the days leading up to the June 8 primary are getting short and there are a couple of contenders who have not yet made...

Editor’s Notebook: Have some respect for the noisy little buggers

Letter-writer Isabel Ruff of Arlington notes, correctly in my view, that we in the local area should have some respect for the cicadas when they start emerging from the ground later this month. The noisy, love-starved bugs have a place...

Editor’s Notebook: One way to beat the cicadas

Lo these many years of living in the 22206 area of South Arlington, one of the top real-estate professionals in the neighborhood has been Peggy Parker of Samson Properties. Her signage, including a signature caricature of a giraffe, is ubiquitous. So...

Editor’s Notebook: Best spring-break trip … ever?

Every year right about this time, the Sun Gazette’s local-history column makes a stop in the early part of April 1973, and one of my all-time favorite items. In an edition of the Northern Virginia Sun back those 48 years...

Editor’s Notebook: Naw, this ain’t no time for jokin’ …

(That headline, “Naw, this ain’t no time for jokin’ …,” by the way, is a reference to the late-1950s novelty hit “Please Mr. Custer,” which you can still hear on the radio occasionally despite it being, well, a tad...

Editor’s Notebook: A tale of two straw polls

Two recent straw polls offer somewhat differing views on the state of the statewide race on the Democratic side. (Let’s keep in mind that straw polls sometimes are no predictor of anything much more than the willingness of campaigns to...

Editor’s Notebook: When Camelot came to A-town

We take the way-back machine and dial up this week in 1961, a hard-to-believe 60 years ago. The Arlington County Democratic Committee was scheduled to hold its springtime soiree, the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, in early April, and organizers were expecting a...

Editor’s Notebook: You say you want a revolution?

Here in Sun Gazette-land, we have two reasonably iron-clad rules when it comes to campaign kickoffs for those seeking office in the PRA (People’s Republic of A-town): • If the contender is running as a Democrat, we don’t start the...

Editor’s Notebook: Ending as we knew it would

It was likely no surprise that the wrecking crews moved in and the Rouse (and/or Febrey-Lothrop) estate started coming down in a big way yesterday. The owners of the property at least have consistency on their side; they had said...
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