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Editorial: Will Calif. recall election resonate here?

As if channeling their inner flight attendant, voters of San Francisco last week said “buh-bye” to radical district attorney Chesa Boudin in a lopsided recall vote, after having earlier ousted some of the nuttier members of that city’s School...

Editorial: Will challengers to prosecutors emerge?

A year from right now – springtime 2023 – could potentially bring interesting political activity within the Democratic ranks of Arlington and Fairfax counties, when it comes to the holding to account the prosecutors who slipped into office in...

Report: Prosecutors unleash tirade on courthouse personnel

Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office officials have filed a formal incident report alleging “unprofessional conduct” after Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano (D) and his chief deputy allegedly objected vociferously and profanely to a security screening Sept. 28 at the Fairfax...

Editor’s Notebook: The sounds of silence (fortunately disappearing)

One of the most visceral memories of the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks was the weeks-long period with no commercial traffic into or out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. As one who was living on the eighth...

Editor’s Notebook: In the big leagues now!

Arlington likes to play in the big leagues, even though its size is more of a AAA-squad. But it is fair to say that, sometimes, the county government “punches above its weight class,” to mangle sports metaphors mercilessly. (I used...

Candidate wants more state power over left-leaning prosecutors

A candidate for state attorney general says that, if elected, he’ll press for the authority to step in when local prosecutors will not act on specific cases. “George Soros-backed commonwealth’s attorneys are not doing their jobs,” Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia...

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...
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‘Old School’ column: The deluge!

Yes, I know this has been a banner year for that wet stuff falling from the sky, but the...
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