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Editor’s Notebook: Playing peek-a-boo in the 7th District

Her campaign had a number of excuses as U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-7th) wriggled her way out of a debate planned by the League of Women Voters for this week. First, let me give Spanberger some credit. Were I the...

Arlington candidates do battle over environment at forum

Is the Arlington County government an ardent champion and regional – nay, national – leader on environmental issues? Or is it a poseur who likes to take credit but seldom accomplishes much of substance? The answer, as most times when given...

Candidate: Debate format allowed for little enlightenment

Due in large part to the number of races and candidates involved, the Sept. 14 Arlington County Civic Federation candidate forum proved the political equivalent of speed-dating, with candidates given limited time (often just 60 seconds) to answer questions. To...

Incumbent takes fire from challengers in County Board debate

The knives came out for, and verbal shots were fired against, Takis Karantonis – and, by extension, the entire all-Democratic Arlington County Board – throughout the opening kickoff of the 2021 campaign season. But if past history predicts future performance,...

Editor’s Notebook: Yer outta here!

Fortunately I’m not one to hold a grudge – ah-hahahahahahahahahaha! – but either way, I do like to tell a good story, particularly when the story happens to be true. And so, when, yesterday, the Arlington Committee of 100 sent...

Editor’s Notebook: The need for speed!

The advocacy group Embracing Arlington Arts recently held a debate between Arlington County Board contenders Takis Karantonis and Chanda Choun. And while we have some straight news coverage coming up (or at least as straight as any of my...
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Candidate: Run against Beyer sets stage for GOP resurgence

It was an aggressive campaign, though in the end one that didn’t put much of a dent in the...
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