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Sunday, January 23, 2022

Editor's Notebook

Editor’s Notebook: Another ‘what might have been’ episode

As the Arlington County Board convenes for its first working session of the new year, its members may want to reflect that it was 19 Januaries ago that Charles Monroe died after suffering a seizure while chairing his first...

Editor’s Notebook: A fork in the road among legislators

With Democrats back in the minority in the House of Delegates, it seems as if delegates from our coverage areas in Arlington and Fairfax counties are taking one of two tacks in approaching bills dropped in the hopper for...

Editor’s Notebook: Getting out is a mark of sanity

As we noted yesterday in news coverage, Arlington School Board Chairman Barbara Kanninen has opted not to run for a third term, making her the fourth School Board member from the county in a row to opt to get...

Editor’s Notebook: The news-media credibility gap (1990s-style)

Of the many things coming out of my closets in preparation for a home sale, out popped a special edition of the Myrtle Beach Sun News newspaper from back in September 1995. Li'l Scotty was one of four members of...

Editor’s Notebook: Snow joke for local schools

With more wintry weather in the forecast for the weekend, local school districts are quickly running out of snow days. Back in the day, if that happened, the districts just tacked on some extra days to the end of the...

Editor’s Notebook: A thumb in the eye, indeed!

If you doubt me, there are those who can confirm it: I predicted not long after Jason Miyares was elected Virginia's next attorney general that he might find a place for former Arlington/Falls Church Commonwealth's Attorney Theo Stamos in...

Editor’s Notebook: One must learn to swim in one’s own lane

One of the biggest challenges for those new to positions of authority in the public arena is to constantly remember that people – all kinds of people – are watching your actions. That includes li’l Scotty, who is always ready...

Editor’s Notebook: Come on, Eileen!

“Don’t let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya” is an apt a phrase for politics as for anything else. But as the days count down to hours for Del. Eileen Filler-Corn's service as Speaker of the...

Editor’s Notebook: You say you want an ‘evolution’?

Wrong again, for had I been pressed to predict, I'd have said that the Arlington County Democratic Committee this week would have gone with Matt Royer, the more progressive-leaning contender, in the race to succeed Jill Caiazzo as committee...

Editor’s Notebook: Treat people rudely at your peril

A couple of months ago, Andrew Wheeler -- who had for a time served as Environmental Protection Agency administrator in the Trump administration -- testified before the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, opining that the supervisors' plan to enact...
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