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Editor’s Column: Israel’s Mass Demonstrations Now Signal U.S.’s Best Hope

Yesterday, Virginia U.S. Senator Tim Kaine issued the following letter to his supporters: “Throughout my ten years in the U.S. Senate, I’ve fought to end the decades-long 1991 and 2002 authorizations of military force. “Presidents of both parties have misused this policy to justify military action without consulting Congress. And […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts

Mark Twain’s reputed quote,“Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting,” reflected the politics of the West in the 19th century, where compacts about water availability and usage often were shared between political jurisdictions, corporate interests, and farmers and ranchers. The basis for some of those compacts continues to this […]

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Our Man in Arlington

One casualty of the Missing Middle housing controversy: A rupture between the Arlington County Civic Federation and the local branch of the NAACP. As planned for six months, the century-plus-old discussion group comprising delegates from neighborhood associations on March 14 finally approved (by a 75-32 vote with eight abstentions) its […]