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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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Parties gear up as special election looms

Both major political parties are fielding candidates and setting up caucuses for the Jan. 10 special election to fill the open 35th District seat in the House of Delegates. The House District 35 Democratic Nominating Committee has set Oct. 8...

Editorial: Playing around in primaries can come back to bite

Some years back – it goes without saying, when he was still among the living – righty radio talker Rush Limbaugh decided to have some fun by creating what he called “Operation Chaos.” It was a plan to have...

Editorial: Politicization of MCC election unfortunate

“This is why we can’t have nice things” is the refrain of a local (and therefore by definition Democratic) member of the state legislature, a relatively middle-of-the-road person who winces when politics manages to inveigle its way into places...

Editor’s Notebook: As G. Gordon Liddy put it, ‘Ye suckers!’

Let's take the Northern Virginia Sun wayback machine to this week in 1967 for coverage of some state news. The paper reported that a state study group, the kind legislatures empanel to do their dirty work, wants Virginia leaders to...

Editor’s Notebook: Will the GOP come up with a plan? (Who am I kidding?)

Never underestimate their ability to blow it, but national Republicans appear to be on the verge of winning back control of one or both houses of Congress come November. The question now being bandied about, as the GOP starts to...

Local Democrats elected to State Central Committee

Seven Arlington residents were elected to serve four-year terms on the State Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Virginia. Elections were held as part of the 8th District Democratic Committee’s reorganization, held “virtually” on March 5. Winning election to the...

Editor’s Notebook: Seems like a parade of nobodies

Polls are like you-know-whats: Everybody's got one and they frequently stink. So don't put much stock in THIS POLL that got some attention this week, asking respondents whom they would like to see as the Democratic nominee for president...

Analysis: Lessons of Maine lost on Democrats in Virginia

As I watched NBC’s Steve Kornacki try to explain the sea of red flooding Virginia’s election maps on Nov. 2, a familiar feeling set in.

Rural vote flexes its muscle in Va. elections

If Virginia Democrats thought they could win statewide elections without expending much effort in cultivating the commonwealth’s rural vote, they got a wake-up call on Nov. 2. More like a rake handle to the face, that is. The question now becomes:...

Editor’s Notebook: Relax – divided government is good government

Political partisans across Virginia are probably waking up with hangovers (albeit for different reasons, depending on whether one is a Republican or a Democrat). But for the typical Virginian, leaving aside the politics, good times are ahead. As a Sun...
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GOP rank-and-file split on County Board endorsement

Their party has no candidates for County Board and School Board, and the rank-and-file of the Arlington County Republican...
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