2024-05-23 10:27 AM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Nicholas F. Benton: Ending 30 Years Of Anger & Fear

With the watershed national election last month, millions of Americans will begin to experience many irrational, subconscious fears melting away, having a collateral effect akin to curing at least selective blindness.

Congressman Jim Moran’s News Commentary

The Republican controlled Congress had a bad habit of stomping on the District of Columbia’s home rule during their 12 years in the majority. In that time they dictated socially conservative policies, often using D.C. as a guinea pig for untested conservative causes in an effort to garner plaudits from the conservative cognoscenti.

Controversial Road Laws in Effect July 1

As of July 1, photo-red light camera designed to catch motorists running red lights will again be legal in Virginia. However, in the City of Falls Church, cameras used earlier at the four intersections will not get fired up until the fall, according to City officials. That’s because a new “request for proposal” process is […]

Nicholas F. Benton: God & Einstein

Onto the fertile but generally unattended ground that lies between the tower of religious fundamentalism on one side and the pillar of secular modernism on the other, as if riding on a light beam descending out of the early 20th century comes Albert Einstein, dimly resembling in appearance the more recent, fictional “mad scientist” played […]

Delegate Scott’s Richmond Report

The terrible tragedy in Blacksburg forced many in public service to ask what we might have done differently to help avoid what happened. Clearly, I do not have the answers, but certainly the role of gun law enforcement and the adequacy of mental health services must be addressed.

Jim Moran

On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day, 25 million people joined around the country to demand a safer, cleaner and healthier world. The impact of this global environmental awareness day was astonishing. In large part due to raising the public’s awareness, with large, bipartisan majorities, Congress passed in rapid succession of landmark environmental laws: […]

Delegate Scott’s Richmond Report

Last week?? As I write this, we are four days from scheduled adjournment (this Sat.). Uncertainty reigns on transportation and the second year of the state biennial budget. The House and Senate remain deadlocked.

Nicholas F. Benton: The Hornbeck Case

Law enforcement officials, the press and too many psychologists remain puzzled by the evidence that the 15-year-old boy discovered last weekend, who was apparently kidnapped four years earlier, did not try to run from his captor even though he had ample opportunities.

Domestic Violence Protections at Risk With Amendment, Legal Experts Argue

There are 22,000 protective orders issued by the Virginia courts every year aimed at stemming domestic abuse and violence, and legal experts are concerned that if Question One on the Nov. 7 ballot, the so-called “Marriage Amendment,” passes, thousands of them may be denied in the coming period.