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Editorial: Spare us another legislative election

Were he a betting man, Del. Alfonso Lopez told a gathering of seasoned local Democrats recently, he’d wager that the courts will rule that Virginia must hold yet another election for all 100 seats in the House of Delegates...

Editorial: Oh, boo hoo hoo for school boards

Get those tiny violins out – we’re holding the world’s smallest “pity party” today! On a front page of The Washington Post last week was an above-the-fold story down the left that, at least based on a scan of the...

Editorial: Relax; divided government works just fine

Political partisans across Virginia probably woke up on Nov. 3 up with hangovers (albeit for different reasons, depending on whether one was a Republican or a Democrat). But for the typical Virginian, leaving aside the politics, good times appear...

Editorial: Kadera commits unforced error even before her election

In the week before the election, when most political savants had divined the way the wind was blowing, the Democratic endorsee for Arlington School Board – Mary Kadera – thought it a good idea to send out a social-media...

Editorial: A better alternative to instant-runoff voting?

A letter-writer (Brian Stephenson, to be exact) brought to our attention a seldom-mentioned option for changing the current winner-take-all voting process, and we admit that it kind of strikes our fancy. It’s called “approval voting,” and while similar to the...

Editorial: Vienna Council deals with Democrats’ shenanigans

Having been royally hosed by Democrats in the General Assembly, localities like Vienna are now scrambling to divine how they will implement the legislative mandate, handed down on high from Richmond, that local elections be moved from the spring...

Editorial: Neither side seals the deal in 53rd District

Last week, we promised a decision on the 53rd House of Delegates race between incumbent Democrat Marcus Simon and Republican challenger Sarah White, who has picked up more traction than usual for a Republican in the local area. We’ve looked...

Editorial: Free lunches are seldom healthy and nutritious

Grumble, grumble, grumble – let us grumble today about the almost-consummated plan to have Fairfax County’s library system eliminating fines for overdue materials. It has been a fait accompli since the nearby counties and cities that circle Fairfax’s orbit beat...

Editorial: APS flunks online-learning (again…)

We start with the good news, such as it is: One has to credit the leadership of Arlington Public Schools with not trying to hide the fact that its VLP (Virtual Learning Program) has had a really, really, really...

Editorial: Top prosecutor embarrasses himself

We had coverage last week of a verbal altercation that took place when Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano and his chief deputy took offense at being forced to go through metal detectors to get into the Fairfax County Courthouse...
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Having won consecutive state championships while compiling a 44-2 overall record the past two seasons, the Madison Warhawks face...
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