Metro is one of the lynch pins that binds our region together. The federal government’s involvement in our regional transportation infrastructure dates back to World War II, when the Roosevelt administration built the region’s parkways to facilitate transport between downtown D.C. and key military and intelligence installations. President Eisenhower later […]
California: The Huffington Post reports that the California Supreme Court may overturn Proposition 22, a referendum passed in 2000 that prohibits gay people from marrying.
Two-term Governors? The General Assembly will convene on January 9 to consider the first biennial budget presented by Governor Kaine. As was the case with Governor Warner, his predecessor prepared Kaine’s first two-year budget.
With Republicans deeply dissatisfied with their presidential candidates they have turned to chicanery to try to steal the 2008 election. This time, they have recruited surrogates on the Religious Right to place a constitutional amendment banning gay unions on the ballot. Although they deny their intentions are politically motivated, it […]
November 1 – 7, 2007
Here we go again! The hysteria being pumped up across the U.S. over Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speeches in New York this week follows the exact same script as the run-up to Bush’s horrendous invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Every year, 30,000 Americans are killed as a result of gun violence, destroying families and harming communities. Guns are all too prevalent in our society. Currently, an estimated 39% of American households own a gun. As the tragedy at Virginia Tech showed us, when they end up in the wrong […]
“Stand fast. Stand firm. Stand sure. Stand true.” While these words are not some of the most famous or poetic in history, they do appear on a plaque attached to an imposing bronze statue planted on a large rock on the edge of Los Angeles’ McArthur Park. It is the […]
Vetoes and Amendments Readers will see the News-Press—and this column—the day after the General Assembly acts on the Governor’s amendments and vetoes.