Opinion

Opinion

Subscribe

Letter to the Editor: Support Alexandria Police in Budget

On Feb. 21, the city manager will present the 2018 city budget to the City Council. In the next four months, a number of budget alterations and adjustments will occur prior to July 1, when the budget goes into effect.

Letter to the Editor: Teaching Where to Cross

I would like to jump in on the crossing guard story [“Hands Held High,” Gazette Packet, Feb. 9].

Letter to the Editor: Permanence of Electoral College

John B. Allen of Alexandria responded to my letter published in the Jan. 26 Gazette. In my letter, I quoted the oath of office for members of the House of Representatives and criticized Congressmen Beyer and Connolly for boycotting the inauguration ceremony for now President Donald J. Trump.

Letter to the Editor: Inappropriate Topic?

My wife and I are avid readers of the Mount Vernon Gazette for many years and appreciate the local reporting we receive every week.

Commentary: From ICE Sweep to State Budget

Crossover week of the 2017 Session came to a close as we finished initial action on over 3,000 bills. Twenty-two of my bills were passed by the Senate and moved on to the House of Delegates.

Commentary: Balancing the Budget

Although the “short sessions” of the General Assembly held on the odd-numbered years are about two weeks less in length than the regular session in the even-numbered years because they do not consider a biennium budget, the fact is that the budget is adjusted at every session of the General Assembly.

Letter to the Editor: Turned Away by New Parking System in Reston

Below is an email I sent to Reston Town Center after using the new parking system today for the first time.

Letter to the Editor: An Arlington Woman Who Makes a Difference

Throughout the history of the U.S., communities continually change and evolve.

An Open Letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell

Dear Senator McConnell, While we may disagree on many issues, I respect the office you hold.

How to Support Refugees in Our Community

Clifton’s greatest strength is our ability to come together to support those in need, and some of our residents are doing inspiring work to support refugees both here at home and abroad.

A ‘Big Weekend’ Celebrating Washington’s Birthday

This is the third in a series of articles about the George Washington Birthday Celebration. For more information, please visit www.washingtonbirthday.com.

Commentary: Choosing One’s Future

Nearly two weeks ago just across the Potomac, the United States inaugurated its 45th president – Donald J. Trump. It took only seven days for his Administration to put forth and sign an executive order that barred Syrian refugees indefinitely and blocked entry into the U.S. for citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Tease photo

Editorial Cartoon

Commentary: Plank in the Progressive Eye

Donald Trump has a lot of people worrying about “alternative facts.” Rightfully so. But I also worry about progressives who seem to think their facts don’t come from a world of alternatives.

Crossing Guard Appreciation Day Feb. 8

If you have lived in Fairfax County for any amount of time, you are surely familiar with the traffic situation here.