Congress revisited the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) law this week, reworking the landmark legislation which, for nearly 30 years, has helped prevent civil liberties abuses while allowing U.S. intelligence agencies the authority to monitor foreign communications and provide valuable intelligence to keep the U.S. one step ahead of its […]
Christopher E. Brown, the attorney representing the four employees of the Falls Church Police Department who filed a $10 million racial discrimination lawsuit early this year, has protested a letter from the private law firm defending the department that admonished one of his clients. Brown charges that the letter assailed […]
It was reported in the media last week that security contractors in Iraq recently shot and killed nearly a dozen innocent Iraqis in an incident occurring in downtown Baghdad. The private security firm handling protection for a U.S. Embassy convoy — Blackwater USA — has come under fire for their […]
Ellen D. Mory, a former teacher in the Fairfax County School system, died Sept. 11, 2007 at her Fairfax County home. She was 61.
May Form Task Force to Review Issues Involved The Falls Church City Council began deliberations at a work session Tuesday on greater restrictions against smoking in public places in the city. In particular, it took up the issue of smoking in restaurants, but some Council members indicated they may push […]
The yearly assessments for area schools under No Child Left Behind came out last week, and the news for Northern Virginia was not very positive. Despite having some of the best schools in the country (according to a recent Newsweek report); 35% failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards […]
On the Run Summers in Virginia are usually characterized by hot weather and slow political activity.
President Bush has the Democrats’ number on Capitol Hill. All he has to do is play the fear card and invoke the war on terror and they will cave. What’s more, the president has found out that he can break the law and the rubber-stamp Democratic Congress will give him […]
A Most Gracious Lady It was with a great deal of sadness that I learned of the passing of Lady Bird Johnson. It was my great honor to have met and talked with her.
Every year, 30,000 Americans are killed as a result of gun violence, destroying families and harming communities. Guns are all too prevalent in our society. Currently, an estimated 39% of American households own a gun. As the tragedy at Virginia Tech showed us, when they end up in the wrong […]