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Harry Covert

Harry Covert

Harry Covert is a veteran journalist and writer, broadcast and print. He writes from Alexandria. His columns appear in numerous newspapers and can be found at www.thecovertletter.com.

Articles By Harry Covert

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Letter From London: The Classic Michelle Obama
Oct 06,2009

Taking British Air's overnight flight 292 is a pleasant journey from Dulles to London's Terminal 5, Heathrow Airport. The seven-and-a-half hour trans-Atlantic trip on the Boeing 747 did allow time to see Tom Hanks' Angels and Demons. I put away my wireless Kindle after 10 chapters of Dan Brown's

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Dave Baker: Leadership Still Matters
Aug 05,2009

Dave Baker made Alexandria a safer city. He was an innovative policeman, far-seeing in management style as police chief and always on the hunt for new and effective ideas to control crime He aimed high to eliminate crime and criminals on city streets. Under his leadership

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THE COVERT FILE/ Duke Short's Life and Times
Jul 14,2009

Duke Short is a treasure trove of American politics. Straight from the frontlines, a man who made things happen. He is indeed a political expert summa cum laude. He kept good notes and friends during his career


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THE COVERT FILE/ Miss Martin and Lou Gehrig
Jul 14,2009

Usually on Thursdays in the spring, Miss Martin read Homer’s Iliad to her sixth graders at John W. Daniel School. The windows were raised and we little tykes hoped a breeze would flow through the room.

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THE COVERT FILE/ Winnie's Kenya...A Teenager's Survival Story
Jul 14,2009

I love the idyllic scenes from Kenya, the Maasai warriors and all sorts of such things from this part of the world. Apart from the magnificent scenery, I can tell you, there’s another side. It’s not pretty.

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THE COVERT FILE/Virginia's Fightin' 29th Gives New Meaning to Citizen Soldiers
Jun 22,2009

For years, like lots of people, I've driven up-and-down Virginia's highways glancing at roadsigns acknowledging the famed 29th Division Infantry Division. I've seen a movie or two about the Fighting 29th. I know about the national memorial in Bedford,


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THE COVERT REPORT/ A Day in the Newsroom: Real Heroes
Jun 13,2009

I celebrated the 65th anniversary of the D-Day Landing last weekend watching the Foyle’s War episode, “All Clear,” the great British TV show.

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THE COVERT LETTER/Brian Moran, Virginia’s Best Choice
Jun 04,2009

I’m guilty of holding the theory that only native born sons, or daughters, of the Old Dominion should be allowed to be Governors. This is probably a bit narrow in this day and age.



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