The cost of food around the world has been growing rapidly in past year. There are a number of factors responsible, from rising energy costs to market speculation. But one factor which the federal government has the power to control concerns a policy designed to encourage the development of renewable […]
Five former mayors of the City of Falls Church, in two letters to the News-Press published in this edition, joined six members of the current City Council, including the current mayor, to urge voters to vote “No” on the charter-change referendum on the City’s municipal election ballot Tuesday.
April 3 – 9, 2008
Dr. Warren Throckmorton, the shamelessly self-promoting “ex-gay” therapist, has stepped up his holy war against gay people. This week, he organized a pack of fundamentalist quacks to file a formal written complaint with the American Counseling Association. Throckmorton’s crew is upset because they believe the ACA is inhibiting their ability […]
The region is reeling from a blow delivered by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) head James Simpson last week that the FTA was likely to declare the Rail to Dulles Project unfit for federal funding. An extension of Metrorail to the region’s premier, and growing, international airport, has been contemplated for […]
When consumerism curdles, it’s tempting to become an emotional Marxist about Christmas.
Deadline Looms, But New Offers Keep Hope Alive A hastily-called meeting, calling together the Falls Church City Council, Planning Commission and Economic Development Authority behind closed doors at City Hall tonight, will mull some new elements added to Atlantic Realty’s City Center plan as the clock ticks toward a deadline […]
Has there ever been a more feckless, less respected religious figure than the “Arch-Baby” of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Rowan Williams? Liberals ignore him, conservatives walk over him and through his stunning lack of leadership he has lost control of the Anglican Church.
A few days ago, we received a letter from our friend, Arlington’s Treasurer Frank O’Leary. It was addressed “Dear Fellow Democrat.”
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 […]