Author: Charlie Clark

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Our Man in Arlington

 I was jarred recently to come across a local right-wing political advocacy group that, I sense, has largely been forgotten. The Homeowners Federation of Arlington, which fought for smaller local government between 1946 and the early 70s, sought to block school integration, higher-density development and “low-rent housing.” Its leader was […]

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Our Man in Arlington: October 5-11, 2023

David Rubenstein Interview at the Arlington Historical Society banquet The nation’s foremost philanthropist working the vineyards of U.S. history shared some well-earned insights Sept. 27 at the Arlington Historical Society banquet.      David Rubenstein, the Carter administration attorney and Carlyle Group financier who of late has become a familiar PBS TV […]

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Our Man in Arlington

It took five decades and National Hispanic Heritage month for Latino education pioneer Emma Violand-Sanchez to share some highly personal details of her immigration story. The native of Cochabamba, Bolivia, who in 2008 became Arlington’s first Latino school board member, spoke Sept. 14 to the Arlington Historical Society about her […]