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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:...

Democratic ticket goes 54-for-54 in Arlington precincts

It may not be much consolation, but Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s bid for governor performed well in Arlington, winning all 54 of the county's precincts. According to complete but still unofficial election results reported Nov. 5, McAuliffe won 76.6 percent of...

Democrats pick up pieces, aim to move forward

After pausing briefly to acknowledge the carnage of Nov. 2, the Arlington County Democratic Committee a day later shoved the pedal to the metal in an effort to put the statewide election debacle behind them and focus on the...

Polls open until 7 p.m. in election with national ramifications

Polls across Virginia will be open through 7 p.m. today, as Old Dominion voters cast ballots for three statewide offices and all 100 seats in the House of Delegates. The decision of the electorate could have significant national impact, depending...

Editor’s Notebook: Close-close-close? We’ll see-see-see!

Interesting that so many political pundits, prognosticators and prognosticatrixes (“prognosticatrices”?) are telling us the Virginia gubernatorial race is going to be close-close-close. And it may well be. But it seems all they’re basing such a prediction on is the polls...

Letter: Youngkin would be disastrous for education

Editor: As a high-school junior, I know for a fact that Glenn Youngkin’s policies are dangerous for Virginia’s students and public schools. There’s no denying that our public schools are among the best in the world. I, for one, have...

Youngkin: I’ll get resource officers back in schools

If the Republican nominee for governor wins office and gets his way, the Arlington school system – which has stripped a police presence out of its schools this year – will be putting those school-resource officers back in. Or...

Letter: McAuliffe arrogance comes through in schools comment

Editor: During the recent gubernatorial debate, Terry McAuliffe opined: “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” His opponent, Glenn Youngkin, had just pointed out that Fairfax County parents were shocked and upset to learn the...

Letter: McAuliffe blew it with comments on parents

Editor: As an old Democrat, as a parent and grandparent, there is no force on earth that would force me to vote for an individual who in his shameless, gloating superiority dares to tell the voters of Virginia that...

Editorial: Will Biden travails propel Youngkin to success?

There was an instructive poll result reported in last week’s Falls Church News-Press newspaper. The online (and therefore non-scientific but still illuminating) query had asked Falls Church-ians whether they thought the Afghanistan evacuation had been carried out successfully. Despite the newspaper...
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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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