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Editor’s Notebook: Cracks in the blue wall against masking

The Falls Church News-Press had coverage this week that, to be honest, was hard to noodle through, but appeared to say that, as of this coming Monday, students in that community's school system nestled between Arlington and Fairfax would...

Editor’s Notebook: An intra-Democratic masking war on horizon?

With apologies in advance to Bob Dylan for mangling his lyrics, you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the hurricane blows, and in that vein, some Democratic leaders across the 50 states – having received the memo...

Editor’s Notebook: The 52/48 split

Elections have consequences, and there's no better manifestation of that, and of the current public-health divide in the nation, than on the floor of the GOP-back-in-charge Virginia House of Delegates. Maybe there are a few outliers, but it looks like...

Editor’s Notebook: Theater is back, jack!

Saturday night brought me to Gunston Arts Center Theatre II, for the second weekend of performances of “The Bluest Eye” by Dominion Stage. (I waited for the second weekend because there was going to be a talk-back session with the...

Masked-up students? Jury is still out.

If Arlington Public Schools students return full-time to the classroom in the fall – and it remains an “if,” not a “when” – should they be masked up throughout the school day? Good luck getting a solid answer to that...

Editor’s Notebook: Are you people nuts?

The Falls Church News-Press – a bellwether of modern-day journalistic excellence if there ever was one – had an online poll recently that asked its readers whether, if they had been fully vaccinated against the Wuhan sniffles of death,...

Editor’s Notebook: That’s wayyyyyyy too much sanity for N.Va.

As I was taking my three-mile, midday, clear-the-head, pedestrian amble a day ago, I wandered past Foxes Music on Route 29 (soon to be renamed as “Bruce Lee Highway,” let’s hope).   For the 14-month duration of the recent health unpleasantness,...
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Editor’s Notebook: Crazy days in the battle to end segregation

Perhaps no surprise here: The year 1961 featured some big battles on the school-integration front, both locally and at...
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