Tag: politics

Our view: Pondering patriotism

The Fourth of July, with its fireworks, neighborhood parades and cookouts, offers a much needed respite from the “bombs bursting in air” of our...

Letter to the Editor: Mourning the loss of Charles Krauthammer

To the editor: As a longtime city activist and candidate for public office on multiple occasions, I rarely comment publicly on national issues, or on...

Letter to the Editor: Former vice mayor urges council overhaul

To the editor: We need to re-elect Mayor Allison Silberberg and elect six new council members who will bring with them fresh ideas on how...

Mayoral candidates set for final showdown

By Alexa Epitropoulos and Missy Schrott With less than a week left until the Democratic primary, the already-heated clashes between mayoral opponents, incumbent Allison Silberberg...

Letter to the Editor: FOIA casts doubt on Wilson’s credibility

To the editor: Like many neighbors, I was stunned by the emails obtained in the Potomac Yard Metro FOIA request, which contradict what was recently...

My View: A child’s remembrances of RFK

By Denise Dunbar My family was touring one of the glass-blowing shops in Flemington, New Jersey with out-of-town family on June 6, 1968 when news...

Mayoral candidates open old wounds at second debate

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Mayor Allison Silberberg and Vice Mayor Justin Wilson met for their second official debate, this one hosted by the Alexandria...

Our View: Let’s re-think how Alexandria conducts council elections

Alexandria is in the midst of our triennial local election cycle, in which we will select a mayor, six city council members and nine...

Tying the knot: Thirty years, five children and a stand-in blind...

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com In 1988, Susan Pantzer Hyre had recently moved from the Midwest to the D.C. area to work in politics. That summer,...

Nonpartisan political action committee launches ahead of city elections

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com A nonpartisan political action committee is seeking to change the city’s political discourse ahead of the June 12 Democratic primary...
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