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Editorial: Fairfax homeowners, keep your wallets handy

Our word for the day is “insatiable” – as in “it looks like the Fairfax County government’s insatiable need for additional revenue, year after year, will continue unabated.” County leaders have begun looking into the crystal ball and started making...

Editorial: Should Arlington scale back religious holidays?

It was with the best of intentions that Arlington Public Schools decided to add a number of new student holidays to the annual calendar, honoring a variety of religions. We’re all for diversity and equity, as appropriate, but apparently carving...

Editorial: And here comes Arlington’s 2023 campaign season

Arlington County Board members in a few weeks will give the Arlington County Democratic Committee an early Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa present by approving a switch from traditional winner-take-all County Board primaries to the more complicated but, some say, better “ranked-choice,” AKA...

Editorial: We’ll take the advertising, but not the subsidies

A local-media outlet that shall go unnamed recently had an editorial that, kinda-sorta but without quite saying so out loud, asked its local government to use leftover federal COVID cash to bail it out. Some local media, the editorial noted,...

Editorial: Document lambasting Arlington governance worth perusal

The Arlington County Civic Federation’s rank-and-file this week was slated to get a first look at the draft of a proposed resolution calling on county-government leaders to return to a more open, responsive county government where everyone has the...

Editorial: MCA does right thing looking at school enrollment

“There ain’t no good guy. There ain’t no bad guy. There’s only you and me, and we just disagree.” Therewith another 1970s song lyric that has relevance all these decades later. Based on our coverage last week, the McLean Citizens...

Editorial: Election results show how power has shifted in Arlington

A win’s a win, and Arlington County Board member Matt de Ferranti’s substantial victory – taking 60 percent of the vote against two independent challengers – is not something to discount. In fact, he deserves credit. But. (There’s always a...

Editorial: Make year-round school a viable option

Editorial: Make year-round school a viable option Faithful readers will recall that, a week ago, this space gave a degree of praise to new(ish) Fairfax Superintendent Michelle Reid for calling out the elephant in the room during a forum in...

Editorial: Make every day of school count

Unless things get really bad, snowstorm-wise, Arlington Public Schools does not plan to revert to “virtual” learning during inclement-weather days this winter, but rather rely on the tried and true snow days that have been a staple of childhood...

Editorial: New superintendent identifies key problem

Consider this quote from new(ish) Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Michelle Reid, at a forum last week sponsored by the McLean Citizens Association. “The current model we have on comprehensive schools is 130 years old and it hasn’t changed much,”...
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