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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...

Democratic chair offers congratulations to incoming lt. governor

Virginia Democrats were hoping it would be another candidate who became the first woman of color to win statewide office in Virginia history. But on Nov. 10, the chair of the Arlington County Democratic Committee nonetheless congratulated Republican Winsome...

Clement’s non-stop campaigning draws derision … and some fans

She has been running nearly continuously for local office for the past decade. And Audrey Clement already seems to have her eyes set on her next target. “I regret that I have but one opportunity a year to challenge the...

Winner: Arlington voters generally satisfied with governance

He performed on par with expectations – neither particularly better nor egregiously worse – but Takis Karantonis believes his success in retaining his County Board seat shows the Arlington public is generally supportive of the policies being followed by...

Legislators in Fairfax take stock of new political landscape

Local Democratic members of the House of Delegates won comfortable victories Nov. 2, but otherwise had few reasons to celebrate. Republicans ran the table at the statewide level, as Glenn Youngkin (R) defeated former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) for the...

Editor’s Notebook: The Democrats’ rural problem

We'll see if they actually want to come to grips with it, but last week's Virginia election certainly showed Democrats have themselves a "rural problem." As Del. Alfonso Lopez put it yesterday during an online confab with senior Democrats in...

Final tally: Karantonis 60.06%, others split the remainder

In a race that most likely was over before it began, Democrat Takis Karantonis won an easy victory to continue his County Board service for four more years. Karantonis, who was elected to the County Board in a mid-2020 special...

Editor’s Notebook: Channeling his inner John Major …

It took a while, but I've finally figured out who Glenn Youngkin's political spiritual guiding light was. Whether Youngkin is aware of it or not, it is former British Prime Minister John Major. Think about it: Back in the early...

GOP sees a route to oust Wexton in 2022

Emboldened by success at the ballot box on Nov. 2, the National Republican Congressional Committee is adding new targets – including one in the local area – to try and defeat in 2022. “In a cycle like this, no Democrat...
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Memoirist goes back to his roots with Icelandic tales

Icelanders prize boldness, adventure and self-improvement through working in faraway lands. They call timid souls who never stray far...
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