Last week the Government Accountability Office released its long-awaited report on peak oil. This report is clearly a milestone on our journey through the oil age for it is the first time the staff of a major government agency has looked at the issue and concluded that peak oil is […]
The Peak Oil Crisis: Situations To Watch
Evidence is mounting that oil prices will soon climb to new, perhaps unaffordable for many, highs. Some think “soon” is three, four, or five years away. Others think “soon” may be as close as three, four, five, or six months. It is this latter scenario in which oil and gasoline […]
Nicholas F. Benton: Gen. Peter Pace Is Immoral
Some might say you have to feel sorry for the likes of Little Miss Potty-Mouth Anne Coulter and now General Peter Pace, chair of President Bush’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. They’re indicative of the new cultural trend sweeping over certain factions of the national right wing since, oh, last November.
Helen Thomas: Congress Should Weigh In On The War
WASHINGTON — President Bush apparently could care less whether the House votes for a non-binding resolution opposing his escalation of U.S. troops in Iraq, now that the Senate has tied itself into knots because so many senators have chickened out on the No. 1 issue in America.
Editorial: Descent Into The Abyss
Few people in Falls Church, including many who attend the Falls Church Episcopal here, fathom how bad what the church’s leadership is asking its members to vote for this week really is. Balloting of the 2,800 church members will continue through services this Sunday, and it is expected that the […]
Helen Thomas: Bush-41 Defends Bush-43
WASHINGTON — With Iraq falling apart, it’s getting lonely at the top for President Bush.
Anything But Straight: Time For a Smart Gay Agenda
It is time the gay movement took the religious right’s advice and created a gay agenda. The new Democratic Congress is about to triumphantly take the reins, offering a unique opportunity to pass legislation, but we must tread carefully to avoid repeating past mistakes.
Anything But Straight: The Wedge Issue That Wasn’t
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 […]
Editorial: Back to the Drawing Board
Frankly, we are impressed by the willingness of the new Falls Church City Council to pull back from a bad idea and head back to the drawing board. That’s what it did Monday night, when it decided to pull off the table a component of sweeping residential zoning changes that […]