July 12 – 18, 2007
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 […]
Monday, two military judges separately dismissed all charges against Omar Khadr and Salim Hamdan — the former accused of killing a U.S. solider and the latter, one of Osama bin Laden’s drivers. The two men have been held at the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay for more than five years.
The Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility is a stain on our reputation as a nation. We are a country governed by the rule of law that respects justice and democracy. By holding over 380 detainees there for more than four years — of which only four have been charged with a […]
This week’s Falls Church Business News and Notes.
April 26 – May 2, 2007
In trying to beat back a growing wave of support for federal hate crime legislation, the right wing was up to its most dastardly and divisive old tricks. On April 17, they had scheduled a media conference at the National Press Club pairing so-called “ex-gays” with anti-gay black ministers. Their […]
In 1984, Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman published a small independent comic book depicting four genetically altered terrapins, trained in the ancient art of ninjitsu. Two years later, “Turtle Power” was sweeping through the nation faster than a hungry turtle devouring leftover pizza.
Gitmo needs to go. At least that’s what an assorted, bipartisan collection of our nation’s elected leaders and interest groups believe. President Bush, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Rep. Jack Murtha and many human rights groups have gone on record calling for the closure of the now-infamous Guantanamo Bay Detention facility.
What an irony, what a pathetic irony that everything the right-wing driven Republican Party has been wound tight to hate, despite and oppose has landed right in its own lap.