2024-05-24 7:22 AM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

The Peak Oil Crisis: Twin problems

As we move into June, we are still confronted with a pair of energy crises that have the potential to upset our way of life. At the global level, worldwide oil production has been stagnant for the last two years. This is true for all the various kinds of liquid fuels we now consume: ethanol, […]

The Peak Oil Crisis: The Minimum Operating Level

There has been much discussion about gasoline inventories in the US lately and rightly so. Every Wednesday morning the Department of Energy releases a snapshot of US oil and product inventories at the end of the preceding week. As US gasoline inventories fell dramatically during the past few months, it is this report, as interpreted […]

Editorial: Katrina’s Silver Lining

Yet another small revolution is about to explode onto the national scene this summer, something almost no one as yet sees coming. There is the Internet revolution, there is the genome and regenerative medicine revolution. Now, along with those, comes the housing revolution. It is coming at a home improvement store near you; to be […]

Nicholas F. Benton: Webb Snaps At Bush

The reaction of establishment columnist George Will and other Washington, D.C., stuffed shirts to Virginia Senator-elect James Webb’s snapping at President Bush last week is laughable.

Jim Moran’s News Commentary

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 months.

A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church

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 hour tour of the new […]

Editorial: F.C.

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 could be fairly argued that […]

The Peak Oil Crisis: Labor Day 2006

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.