2024-06-19 12:08 AM

Senator Whipple’s Richmond Report

The United States spends more per capita on health care than any other country, but is far from first in healthy outcomes. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, the U.S. health system is ranked 37th after most European countries, Singapore, Japan, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Costa Rica, among others, and just ahead […]

Daniel Negreanu on Poker: Reading Flop Texture

Experienced no limit Texas Hold’em players understand the importance of reading flop texture. So should you. In this column, we’ll examine how your playing strategy should change depending on the type of flop that hits the board.

Editorial: Generosity of Spirit

Towards the end of the longest single Falls Church City Council meeting over the course of the 17-and-a-half-year history of the Falls Church News-Press, Councilman Dan Maller struck the just the right chord for the majority that approved construction of 174 affordable housing units in the City’s downtown.

Nicholas F. Benton: Ted Kennedy

News like that about Sen. Ted Kennedy last week comes like a kick in the solar plexus. It stops everything dead in its tracks. All the jockeying, all the bickering of political and personal lives is put on hold and a deep collective sob is heard issued forth from every mere mortal.

Anything But Straight: Robots Need Not Apply

The most notable legacy of the New Hampshire primary will be the soiled reputations of leading pollsters and political consultants. For at least the past two decades we have worshiped at the altar of these glorified statisticians. Now the truth is out – these know-it-alls – don't know much more than we do.

Dowd on Drinks: The Great Tequila Flap Gets Hotter

I was spending a few relaxed hours with a group of people in an old cantina in dusty downtown Tequila, Mexico, discussing the explosion in the town’s namesake liquor among U.S. consumers and the merits of its various styles.

Anything But Straight: Holy Dispatch from Canada

Dear Pastor: Thank you so much for sending me on this crucial missionary trip to the den of iniquity known as Canada. My dearest reverend, I can barely express my deep gratitude for this fact-finding opportunity. As you know, this will do wonders for my career in ministry. If there is one thing that matters […]