Monthly Archives: August 2013

Korean Independence Day

Today, August 15, is Korean Independence Day.  I joined several local politicians, a dozen Korean War vets, and a couple hundred Korean-Americans at the Springfield Hotel. August 1945 was a date of radical world change.  When the month began, the … Continue reading

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A Couple Good Books About Good People …

It’s summer time, and the living is easy.  There’s time for reading.  Here’s a couple books about noteworthy Virginians, which I recommend. The first is “In the Garden of the Beasts,” written by Erik Larson.  It’s the biography of William … Continue reading

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In Defense of Freedom

Over the past two months, Congress and the Obama administration have awkwardly attempted a conversation on the balance between “national security” and “personal freedom.”  This conversation was touched off by the disclosures of Edward Snowden and the bland confirmation by the NSA … Continue reading

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It’s a Night Out (Against Crime) in Ffx County

Tonight is the Night Out Against Crime, a neighborhood tradition in Fairfax County sponsored by the Police and Fire/Rescue. It’s a good night to get out of the office and meet several hundred constituents, but only if you move quickly. … Continue reading

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We Need a New Political Culture in Virginia

This weekend, The Washington Post confirmed what I had raised back on July 23rd, namely that the Governor is being investigated over a potential Hobbs Act violation for accepting gifts which compromised his ability to impartially render public service. Whether or not the … Continue reading

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