Arts & Entertainment

An Energetic “Carmen” at the Kennedy Center 

By Mark Dreisonstok        In the month of May, Washington National Opera presented a very lively production of “Carmen” at the Kennedy Center. Georges Bizet’s “Carmen,” with its tuneful, accessible melodies and simple plot, has become arguably the world’s most popular opera. Indeed, it has permeated Western culture in so many ways, from the musical “Carmen Jones” starring Dorothy […]

National Commentary

The GOP War on Civil Virtue

It’s hard to say which of the Republican responses to the latest mass shooting was most reprehensible.
The reliably awful Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas attracted considerable attention by insisting that the answer is to put armed guards in schools, never mind that Uvalde’s school system has its own police force and officers seem to have been on the scene soon after the shooter arrived.

Local Commentary

FCNP Endorses Beyer Once Again

It should come as no surprise to regular readers of this newspaper that it is once again officially endorsing Falls Church’s “favorite son,” U.S. Rep. Donald S. Beyer, Jr., in this month’s Democratic primary election. Early voting is already underway, and Election Day proper is June 21. Beyer’s lone challenger in this election is a woman seeking public office for the first time, Victoria Virasingh.