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Letters to the Editor: May 14 – 20, 2009

Says ‘Branding’ Puts Cart Before Horse Editor, The Economic Development Authority (EDA) for the City of Falls Church is currently working on a program of “branding” for the City.

The Peak Oil Crisis: Mea Culpa

Earlier this week The Washington Post’s media critic, Howard Kurtz, published an apology on behalf of the media for its weak coverage of the multi-year run-up to the current financial debacle.

Anything But Straight: A National Gay Vote Needed For Obama

In 1992, the gay and lesbian community galvanized around Bill Clinton in what is now seen as the first “national gay vote.” The stark contrast between Clinton and the rabidly homophobic GOP, which declared a culture war at its Houston convention, was the reason for this unified support.

Editorial: GOP ‘Pride in Doing Nothing’

As the City of Falls Church’s representative to the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA), City Council David Snyder delivered a scathing indictment against the House Republicans in Richmond who killed efforts last week at finding a funding solution to permit sorely-needed transportation infrastructure improvements and development in Northern Virginia. He accused them of harboring a […]

Mary Margaret Whipple’s Richmond Report

Somehow the month of May seems to be rushing by. Although the Regular Session and the first Special Session of the General Assembly were completed in April, there is still another Special Session on transportation coming up on June 23.

Picking Splinters: A Few Nats Notes

I'll level with you. The most pressing question on my mind is whether or not Washington Nationals' GM has secured a flux capacitor-equipped DeLorean destined for the year 2002. That way, the GM's recent acquisitions of Brett Boone and Odalis Perez would look a whole lot more exciting.