On a whole series of levels, 2008 promises to be a very “interesting” year. Seldom have so many important issues so clearly presented themselves, looming in advance of a new year. Locally, regionally, statewide, nationally and globally, we are poised for some serious developments.
December 20-26, 2007
We congratulate and applaud the highly-coordinated effort of leading Virginia Democratic Party officials to pull off Tuesday’s takeover of the state senate. It was disciplined and thorough, involving full participation from the top by Governor Tim Kaine and former Governor Mark Warner, with a lot of support from U.S. Senator […]
2008 NFL Kickoff Weekend, September 6 – 10
It will be just about a year from now that the two major political parties in the U.S. will finally have decided what their tickets will be for the November 2008 presidential election. Rising above the din of the current intra-party wrangling to see over all that and forecast where […]
All the hoopla about last weekend’s lucky date, 7/7/07, luckiest at least since 7/7/77, may qualify it as one of those we’ll remember for awhile, as in, “Do you remember what you were doing that day?” I still remember details of the one 30 years ago, back in the era […]
Fairfax County has adopted its budget! Following two months of quiet deliberation and discussion, the Board of Supervisors voted on Monday and approved, unanimously, a county budget for Fiscal Year 2008, which begins on July 1, 2007. The real estate tax rate of 89 cents per $100 of assessed value […]
Last week they took a poll here in Virginia on how the race for US Senate was shaping up. The poll showed the candidates in a dead heat, but the issues section of the story caught my eye. Twenty-three percent said the most important issue was Iraq, followed by terrorism […]
What a difference a month makes. Just four weeks ago Hezbollah and the Israelis were engaged in the heaviest fighting the world has seen since the US overran Iraq.