Author: Nicholas F. Benton

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Editor’s Weekly Column: New Book Cites My Role Shaping New Gay Identity

A new book by noted Harvard Divinity School professor Mark D. Jordan, entitled, “Queer Callings” (Fordham University Press, 2024), credits me with a seminal role in the development of modern LGBTQ identity language during the early, formative days of the gay movement in 1970 and 1971. Noting that “sexual identity…gained […]

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F.C. Should Dump Plans for City Property Yard Out of CIP

Accompanying City Manager Wyatt Shields’ annual Falls Church operating budget proposal due the end of this month will be an equally unwieldy so-called Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) budget that will suggest Council priorities for non-operating budget expenditures, mainly infrastructure projects. At its meeting scheduled for last night, the City’s Planning […]

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Editor’s Weekly Column: Why We Must Stand To Help Ukraine Now

The editorial in this Saturday’s edition of The Washington Post, entitled, “The House Doesn’t Need Mr. Johnson to Save Ukraine,” makes the important point that a bipartisan combination of congressmen can use something called a “discharge petition” to bypass intransigent House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) to bring a Ukrainian military […]

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Editor’s Weekly Column: Super Tuesday & Trump Is The Establishment Choice

“Super Tuesday” brought a predictable result. It will be Trump Versus Biden in November. Right on cue following Tuesday’s primaries, The Washington Post, the newspaper owned by the newly enshrined richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, has a lengthy page one story with a favorable treatment of RFK Jr., […]