March 6 – 12, 2008
David Brooks: The Cooper Concerns
I’m not a Hillary-hater. She’s been an outstanding senator. She hung tough on Iraq through the dark days of 2005. In this campaign, she has soldiered on bravely even though she has most of the elected Democrats, news media and the educated class rooting against her.
F.C. Council Mulls Financial Operations Change
The Falls Church City Council reconvened its regular Monday business meeting last night, picking up on a discussion of a proposed change in the City Charter that could give City Hall wider flexibility in expending General Operating Budget funds. The idea came from the City’s Chief Financial Officer John Tuohy […]
Delegate Hull’s Richmond Report
All Over Again I was struck with deja vu after reading the last few editions of the News-Press, as the issue of selling part of the city’s water system to Fairfax County came up again.
The death of a child in the District of Columbia some months ago from complications of untreated tooth decay reminded us of the importance of children’s oral health.
Picking Splinters: A Summer of Scandal
Is this the summer of scandal or what?
Tuesday’s under-attended monthly luncheon of the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce was an eye-opener. When you hear of groups like the “Coalition for Smarter Growth,” which provided the speaker for the event, and their partnerships with environmental groups, you think they’re all about keeping development to a minimum. Among […]
Anything But Straight: Holzinger Does Harm
With an approval rating hovering at Nixonian levels and Rush Limbaugh firing spitballs from the right over immigration, it didn’t take a brain surgeon to guess that George W. Bush would try to appease conservatives by nominating a Neanderthal for Surgeon General.
Smyth Squares Off With Dem Primary Challenger in Debate
Linda Smyth, a one-term incumbent representing the Providence District on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, will be facing competition in her re-election campaign—not from a Republican challenger, but from within her own party.
Picking Splinters: The Imus Issue
Anyone that has ever listened to Don Imus, who was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1989, knows the so-called “original shock jock” is not exactly Doctor Phil when it comes to the sensitivity department. For better or worse, it’s part of his appeal. But his recent comment […]