Author: Nicholas F. Benton

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Character is Trumping Trump as January 6 Hearings Continue

Following the fourth action-and truth-packed House January 6 Committee hearing Tuesday, as the depraved perfidy and moral toilet of former President Trump has now come out so plainly and systematically for all to see, the wisest summary insight about it all to date (No. 5 is today) has come from veteran journalist and MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle. On two points.

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Falls Church 2nd in the Country for Healthiest Jurisdiction

It wasn’t two months ago that the News-Press reported on its front page that the City of Falls Church had been rated No. 1 in all of Virginia for being “the healthiest locality in Virginia” and for “underlying factors that influence health,” according to a survey by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute circulated by the Virginia Department of Health.

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Beyer Wins By 82% In F.C.

U.S. Rep. Donald S. Beyer Jr. handled a Democratic Party primary challenge in this Tuesday’s election, appreciative that he carried the City of Falls Church by the widest margin in his entire 8th Congressional District. With 82 percent of the vote against his sole opponent, his margin in F.C. was the widest in his district that he won, overall, with 74 percent of the vote.

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Jan. 6 Committee is Documenting the Extreme Crimes of Trump

Back in 1973, too few of us fully appreciated the momentous times we were living in, how massive the Watergate scandal was and the magnitude of its consequences. The idea of a U.S. president having to resign was simply unheard of, and even I, being more than your average U.S. history buff, was, relatively speaking, incapable of fully grasping the scale of the whole thing.

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Televised Hearings of January 6 Coup Begin Tonight. Anyone Care?

Starting with prime time tonight (Thursday, June 9), the nation will become informed of a monstrous and widespread conspiracy orchestrated out of the highest office in the land to subvert democracy in the U.S. and impose an unlawful government over the people of the U.S. and by extrapolation over the world. The criminal sedition directed by then President Trump to overturn the lawful election that defeated him in November 2020 resulted in the violent sacking of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, the date designated by the U.S. Constitution for the lawful transfer of power of one U.S. presidential administration to its successor.

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Meridian Student Winner of Region-Wide Cappie Award

Meridian High School’s Katie Rice was named the winner of a Cappie award for Comic Actor in a Female Role for her performance in the school’s Spring 2022 theater production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]” Monday night at the 22nd annual Cappies Gala at the Kennedy Center before a capacity crowd of 2,500 in the Concert Hall. It was the first gala held in three years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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‘Pride Clinic’ Opens In F.C.

At a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by a heavy contingent of regional political and influencer leaders yesterday morning, it was confirmed that the City of Falls Church is now home to the giant Inova Health System’s first ever Pride Clinic, dedicated to the care of LGBTQ+ patients. It is located at 500 N. Washington Street.