Two legislative actions this during the past week, one by the Arlington County Board and the other by the Virginia General Assembly, move me to comment – politely, I hope!
You wouldn’t know it if you hung around City Hall, the city’s economic development team or even the Chamber of Commerce, but the City of Falls Church played host to one of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region’s classiest galas Sunday night, the so-called “Wammies,” at its State Theatre. This is […]
Last week?? As I write this, we are four days from scheduled adjournment (this Sat.). Uncertainty reigns on transportation and the second year of the state biennial budget. The House and Senate remain deadlocked.
It seems that every week there is a new report that reveals shortcomings in the work of the federal government.
Roots. The usual picture that comes to mind is the underground portion of a plant that draws nutrients and supports growth. But roots also can be intangible, referring to one’s basic core or origin. It was the latter definition that was in focus at the Tet:Vietnamese New Year observance at […]
Last Saturday, Your Man in Arlington abandoned his regular venue and made the trek to Richmond for Virginia Democrats’ annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner.
The dispute between the national Episcopal Church denomination and the 11 Virginia churches, including the historic Falls Church Episcopal, who voted to defect from the denomination in December has now advanced to the stage of official name-calling. An official press release was issued by the defecting churches quoted one of […]
The House is debating a resolution this week expressing Congress’ disapproval of the President’s escalation of over 20,000 troops. Over 36 hours of debate have been scheduled, allowing every member of the House five minutes to express their views on Iraq and the President’s surge option.
It may be an uncomfortable fact, but it’s true: we are all getting older! Fairfax County is home to more than 80,000 people age 60 and older, and more baby boomers join those legions every day. Providing services to senior citizens, whether long-term care assistance or recreational opportunities in our […]
In the last couple of weeks, Arlington Democrats felt the tremors of a political shift among some of the key players that will be interesting to watch, even if it is not quite as momentous as implied by the venerable Arlington Sun Gazette.