Human Trafficking is one of the greatest human rights tragedies of our time. It’s modern day slavery and should not exist, especially not in the United States. Yet each year, hundreds of cases are reported and many more go unreported. According to estimates by the Department of State, 45,000 to […]
Maureen Dowd: Mushy: Handsome in Uniform
WASHINGTON — President Bush came to the steps of the Capitol on Tuesday for a Second Inaugural do-over. Here is the text of his revised speech:
Our Man In Arlington
Last week, we attended a an intense new theatrical experience at Signature Theater and an equally intense new exhibition at the Arlington Arts Center that were at once intimately related yet unique.
Nicholas F. Benton: In the Name Of Religion
Admittedly, mortality is scary. Life as we like to experience it seems closed in by everything it isn’t and sometimes that’s felt more acutely than others. Accidents, disasters, illness, aging, dying, death, the haunting mystery of not-life, is there any wonder why people tend to look beyond the day-to-day to […]
A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church
The focus at last Saturday’s Peace and Justice Conference was on the many faces of the human family. The conference, sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, was held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Bailey’s Crossroads, and brought together social justice activists from many faith communities in […]
F.C. City Hall
Pending formal approval by the Falls Church City Council, a $435,000 face lift to the East Wing of the Falls Church City Hall is slated to begin in October. It is not to be confused with a larger, long-term City Hall feasibility plan for which the Council OK’d funds to […]
Nicholas F. Benton: The 8% Solution
We now have something purportedly definitive about the cause of left-handedness, a characteristic of somewhere between 8% and 10% of the population worldwide. This week, news has come of an Oxford University study that claims a gene that causes left-handedness has been discovered, and that it is associated with a […]
I have no problem instilling in our young people that abstinence is the only guaranteed way to prevent unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. That’s because it is a fact. What I do have a problem with is scaring young adults with false information as a way to accomplish the […]
Nicholas F. Benton: That Lake Bed Under Darfur
What do Las Vegas and Darfur have in common?
Nicholas F. Benton: Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling. Evoking the name of this young Academy Award nominee has presumably increased the readership of this column by about ten-fold.