Folks in the City of Falls Church are going to miss Dave Eckert and Annette Mills far more than any now can probably imagine (see story on Page One of this edition). The couple came to Falls Church in the 1980s and, while raising their child here, made an impact […]
Last week, the House passed legislation that would establish military tribunals for the detainees at Guantanamo Bay and other combatants in the global war on terror.
Crossing our busy streets and highways safely is a priority in Fairfax County, for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers. A tragic accident at Route 50 and Annandale Road in the early hours of Monday morning highlights once again the dangerous situations that confront drivers and pedestrians every day. Sadly, many of […]
Last weekend brought the 14th Annual Kennedy-King Dinner sponsored by the Eighth Congressional District Democratic Committee. Some five hundred staunch Democrats filled the ballroom at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center to enjoy an excellent crab cake dinner and, most important, to see and be seen.
Last Tuesday’s Washington Post brought the death notice of Joel T. Broyhill, long-time Republican Congressman from Arlington, which was then in the 10th Congressional District.
The U.S. Service Academies at West Point, Annapolis and Colorado Springs train and produce the men and women who have guided our Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines to become the most powerful armed services in the world. Historically, these institutions have played a crucial role in staffing our military […]
Most people, when given a problem to solve, try to figure out a solution, not just hand off the problem to someone else because it’s too hard. That’s not the case with some members of the Virginia General Assembly. On Monday, House Speaker William Howell’s office in Richmond released a […]
We heartily commend the Falls Church City Council for its unanimous vote Monday night to oppose, with strong language, the Marshall- Newman Amendment on the ballot in November. If the voters of the Commonwealth are effectively alerted to the wide-ranging negative consequences of this ill-conceived measure, and turn it down […]
Last weekend was a heavy political weekend for the Bartons.
Five months ago, I protested in front of the Sudanese embassy to call for an end to the genocide in the Darfur region by the Sudanese government through its support for the Janjaweed militia. In the days that followed, a peace agreement was reached between one of the three rebel […]