Alexandria Opinion

Alexandria Opinion


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.

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.

Letter to the Editor: Washington and the Poet

When George Washington was appointed by the Continental Congress in 1775 to take command of the fledgling American military forces, a young lady in Providence felt compelled to compose a patriotic poem and send it to him at his headquarters in Cambridge across the Charles River from Boston, then occupied by the British.

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Washington's Birthday

This is the second in a series of articles about the George Washington Birthday Celebration.

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A Farewell to Landmark Mall

Hailed as the largest shopping center in northern Virginia when it opened in 1965, Landmark Mall was set to close on Jan. 31 long after most chain stores fled.

Letter to the Editor: Same Old, Same Old

I expected better. Instead of demanding the removal of impediments, large and small, that hobble the creation of wealth, the Democratic Party faithful who gathered recently in Alexandria clamored to keep the Federal trough full.

Letter to the Editor: Disappointed by Coverage

I've been a weekly reader of the Alexandria Gazette for many years. I was shocked when I saw the headline, and then read the story, titled, "Democratic Disunity", in your Jan. 19, issue.