Falls Church and Northern Virginia winners For many years, I-495 was the demarcation line between Republican and Democratic elected officials. No more. November’s election reduced Republican hold on Northern Virginia state Senate seats by 2. Now there is only one Republican Senator in Loudoun, Prince William and Fairfax Counties—Fairfax Senator […]
Last Saturday evening, we went out to the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center for the Eighth Congressional District’s Fifteenth Annual Kennedy-King Dinner.
Senator John Warner announced his retirement on the steps of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia last Friday. Virginia’s political and civic life will be the poorer for it.
Somehow, the idea of furtive bathroom sex seemed more in vogue when pop icon George Michael was arrested. Now, the guy in the stall next to you is likely a gay obsessed mayor, an undercover cop or a crusty old conservative legislator. With such unappetizing menu choices, one has to […]
Each year the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) holds it annual policy-making meeting in July or August. As I write this, we have just heard two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author, David McCullough, speak on the importance of teaching and learning history.
It was just a year ago, on June 13, 2006, that Falls Church resident James Webb bucked the Virginia Democratic establishment to win the party’s primary and the chance to be elected a U.S. Senator later in the year. It turned out, as everyone knows, that not only did Webb […]
Last week’s primaries changed the political landscape and raised the stakes in the November elections for the Senate of Virginia.
Governor Tim Kaine was back in town on Saturday. This is far from an unusual occurrence, since the governor seems to enjoy frequent visits to the jurisdiction that gave him one his highest margins of victory in the 2005 gubernatorial election.
Last Saturday, Your Man in Arlington abandoned his regular venue and made the trek to Richmond for Virginia Democrats’ annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner.
Transportation and abortion With fewer than a week left to consider the hundreds of bills introduced in the biennial “short” session of the Virginia General Assembly, both the House of Delegates and the Senate have much work left to finish. Neither body has completed its work on the second year […]