Today, five years after September 11th, I am concerned that we are not as safe as we could or should be. Our military misadventures in Iraq and inadequate Middle East policies have further stoked hatred against our nation, serving as a catalyst for those working to radicalize young Muslims against […]
Sociologists say that there is at least one event in every generation that will remain forever burned in the memory of almost everyone. Pearl Harbor and the Kennedy Assassination are two obvious examples.
NCSL Annual Meeting Early this summer, the Speaker of the House appointed me to the Committee on Education of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). I attended my first meeting in Nashville during the NCSL Annual Meeting in mid-August.
On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of the Gulf Coast, I joined a group of Democratic lawmakers, led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to tour the region. Our objective was to survey the rebuilding efforts and hear from local residents about the problems they’ve been experiencing in the past […]
Labor Day opened with a cup of coffee and our putting out the flag. This has always been something of a ritual with us. We always fly the flag on our secular and patriotic holidays.
Travel through the Springfield Interchange should be easier for motorists, with the opening last week of a new bridge that carries traffic from I-95 North onto the Inner Loop toward Tysons Corner. On Thursday, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine accompanied a busload of elected officials and transportation experts during a peak […]
When it comes right down to it, housing is one of the most important social issues of ours or any time. The ability of a family, or of any individual, to have a roof overhead, a place to call home, is an indispensable component of an industrious, progressive society. It […]
This edition of the News-Press is dedicated to “Back to School,” with an array of articles about schools in our greater Falls Church distribution area.
Eco-Tourism is a growing trend in the United States. It is defined as “Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people” by The International Ecotourism Society (www.ecotourism.org).
Labor Day is a time to honor the value of hard work. Unfortunately, today more than ever America’s hard-working families are feeling squeezed, living paycheck to paycheck.