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.

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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.

Commentary: First Amendment Is Alive and Well

“Congress shall make no law … abridging … the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Commentary: Bill Would Hinder Municipal Broadband Program

Our future, at least part of it, exists on the internet.

Commentary: What Do We Do with a Problem Like Alexandria?

Re-imagining the city.

There’s that guy at the intersection of South Washington and Prince Streets in Old Town who is causing problems for a lot of people.

Letter to the Editor: Another Hotel?

A group of investors have recently held meetings in the Durant Center with some home owners as well as absentee house owners on Harvard Street attending.

Letter to the Editor: Alexandria as a ‘Sanctuary City’

Looking around the U.S. the concept of “sanctuary city” has a range of definitions.