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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Editor’s Notebook

Editor’s Notebook: You can’t mask the ridicule

Based on feedback we’ve been getting from our sources in the high-school-sports world, Arlington Public Schools has become something of a punching-bag of ridicule for its ongoing policy of requiring student-athletes to wear masks even in situations where it...

Editor’s Notebook: And the victory goes to …

… Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria-Arlington-Fairfax), at least in terms of performance in the May 2 League of Women Voters of Arlington debate against his challenger in the 45th House District primary, Alexandria Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker. Both candidates were given...

Editor’s Notebook: Starting to get some election clarity

The League of Women Voters of Arlington yesterday held debates for the two House of Delegates districts (45th and 49th) that have intra-party battles going on, as well as the County Board race. Good to see – it finally feels...

Editor’s Notebook: The knives seem to be coming out

Yesterday’s email in-basket brought a press release from the Elizabeth Bennett-Parker campaign for 45th House of Delegates, announcing that Arlington County Board Chairman Matt de Ferranti had endorsed her bid to unseat Del. Mark Levine (D-49th) in the June...

Editor’s Notebook: Virginians as rule-followers?

We dig into the Northern Virginia Sun archives for some items today, starting with the news from this coming week back in 1979 that a new survey puts Virginians at the top of the pack when it comes to...

Editor’s Notebook: Get ready, candidates – endorsement time is near!

My derision when it comes to other newspapers that have eschewed doing political endorsements in recent years is well-known. Whatever reason they give in public, their decision to drop the vetting of political candidates comes down to one of...

Editor’s Notebook: The truth shall set ye free!

The Arlington government is kinda, sorta telling the public a fib. Fortunately, as often is the case, the Sun Gazette is on hand to keep the gub'mint honest and the public informed. County officials last week put out a press...

Editor’s Notebook: Making a splash, endorsement-wise

Time to give credit where credit is due, in this case to Karishma Mehta, who is challenging Del. Alfonso Lopez in the 49th House District. The two are facing off in the June 8 primary. Mehta has almost zero visibility...

Editor’s Notebook: How do you really feel, Sen. Ebbin?

That was quite the thrashing that state Sen. Adam Ebbin (my senator!) gave Del. Mark Levine (my delegate!) yesterday. Without even mentioning Levine’s name, Ebbin threw Levine under the bus in endorsing Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, who is running (and hard) to...

Editor’s Notebook: ‘Après moi, le déluge’ on housing?

‘Après moi, le déluge’ -- such was the famous bon-mot from France’s King Louis XIV – a guy who knew how to run a country with an iron fist, that’s for sure – and a phrase that has over...
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