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 Supervisor Linda Smyth withstood a stiff challenge in a Democratic primary Tuesday to virtually ensure an election to a second term representing the Providence District. Smyth defeated Charles Hall with 54% of the vote Tuesday and no one has yet filed to contest her in the November general […]
WASHINGTON — Presidential candidate John McCain is adamantly against the use of torture in interrogating terrorist suspects, but some of his Republican rivals seem to think it’s okay to stop just short of it.
Last week, Rudolph Giuliani defined the pro-choice position as succinctly as any abortion rights group in America. However, in doing so, he also defined himself as the religious right’s Public Enemy Number One. With Giuliani’s shedding of conservative garb, his candidacy now takes on historic dimensions, as he fights to […]
To no fault of his own, John Edwards morphed into the “Breck Girl” in 2004 during his nearly successful drive to get the Democratic presidential nomination. The sliming of Edwards started when an anonymous Republican source telegraphed to The New York Times how the Party planned to attack the surging […]
It was right about now a year ago that Jim Webb stepped out of his Falls Church home into a bright spring morning and took up in earnest for the first time a citizen-candidate effort to change the course of the nation. His was in the time-honored American tradition of […]
Notwithstanding possible GOP dirty tricks in an attempt to change the outcome of the Senate race in Virginia, Tuesday’s election was a veritable bloodbath exceeding the best hopes of almost everyone sick of George Bush and Iraq. It is sweet justice, a swift and ferocious public mugging of an entire […]
One of the biggest election stories of 2006 was the non-story of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision to offer the equivalent of Civil Unions to gay couples. What was most striking about the ruling was the lack of shock value compared to the title wave of raw emotion that […]
If Republicans now struggling to get elected or re-elected to the House and Senate aren’t saying so publicly, or in so many words, they should be. They ought to be telling the president to stop holding press conferences, stay out of their districts and just generally stay out of sight.
This week, President Bush signed into law a bill dealing with Guantanamo Bay detainees and other enemy combatants of the U.S. Most troubling, the law allows the Bush Administration to lower the treatment standards for detainees, standards created by the Geneva Conventions nearly 60 years ago. This action poses a […]