Allen, Webb Bring Tight Senate Roil To F.C., Fairfax It’s homestretch time in the critical 2006 mid-term elections nationwide, and as has become usual for Virginia, the high-profile debate between the two key statewide candidates hosted by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce marked a key inflection point this Monday.
Author: Nicholas F. Benton
Battle lines are being drawn more tightly every day now in the fight over the Marshall-Newman Amendment on the Virginia ballot in November. If passed, the controversial measure would modify the Virginia constitution to limit marriage rights to couples defined as a man and a woman, but would potentially restrict […]
More than once, I’ve told Congressman Tom Davis of Northern Virginia that my only real problem with him is that he’s a member of the wrong political party. His energetic opponent in this November’s election assails him for voting with Bush 90% of the time, but he’s at heart a […]
Falls Church Deputy Sheriff Michael F. Wood is being hailed as a hero for his heroic vehicle maneuver to tame a robbery and carjacking suspect driving wildly and endangering lives on W. Broad Street last Thursday afternoon. Moments earlier, the suspect had assaulted two Fairfax County police officers.
GMU’s Fuller Predicts F.C. Set to Boom Read between the power-points, so to speak, and renowned regional economic prognosticator Dr. Stephen Fuller is still touting condos, and if he’s right that could be very good news for the City of Falls Church.
One of the all-time classic movies, Cabaret won eight academy awards in 1972 and featured smashing performances by Joel Grey, Liza Minelli and Michael York. If it’s been awhile (if ever) since you’ve seen that film, then let your senses be refreshed with a highly-charged stage version now through October […]
President Bush’s performance through the fifth anniversary memorials and remembrances of Sept. 11, 2001 was pathetic. It offered nothing that could assure a now thoroughly disbelieving nation that he’s steering the nation on, or better, back onto, the right track.
If you are bad like me, you plan elaborate trips abroad to soak in the fine art of the great museums of Paris, Florence or St. Petersburg, too often ignoring the fact that about a half-hour away is one of the finest museums in the world, our own National Gallery. […]
It’s been a few weeks, and now we can call it. Last month’s “macaca” remark by Virginia Sen. George Allen was a “career ending moment.” It sometimes happens like that in politics. A single moment, a single phrase, can sometimes make or break an election or an entire career.
The News-Press has learned that the Falls Church city council members met earlier this month with representatives of a nationally prominent architectural firm involved in the design of an attractive new affordable housing model, dubbed the “Katrina Cottage.” The council members were urged to host a demonstration of a unit […]