October 19 – 25, 2006
From a peak oil perspective, the last couple of weeks seemed pretty quiet. Oil prices continued to drift down into the $50s amid gloats from peak oil skeptics. The Dow Jones climbed to all-time highs, in part, due to optimism the “oil bubble” had finally burst and there would be […]
I’m supposed to be writing a column tonight but I am consumed with worry about a missing student at the University of Vermont. She is Michelle Gardner-Quinn, age 21, who grew up in Arlington and graduated from the HB-Woodlawn Program.
Battle lines are being drawn more tightly every day now in the fight over the Marshall-Newman Amendment on the Virginia ballot in November. If passed, the controversial measure would modify the Virginia constitution to limit marriage rights to couples defined as a man and a woman, but would potentially restrict […]
The George Mason High School 2006 varsity football team kicks off its season looking to continue the success it had last year. After going 6-3 in the 2005 season, falling only to three playoff teams, the Mustangs will look to its experienced line to compliment their youth in the backfield.
F.C. Council Mulls New ‘Sub-Standard Lot’ Housing Fix Shunning previous attempts to tinker with property rights, the Falls Church City Council gained an informal consensus at a work session Tuesday night to an entirely new approach to limit oversized residential development on small lots in the City.
We already knew that George W. Bush was losing the war in Iraq, but a New York Times article reveals that he may also be losing the war on drugs. In his bloodlust to avenge Saddam’s attempt to kill Poppy, Bush invaded Iraq and left the Afghan poppy fields in […]
The Big Easy proved to be quite difficult for the so-called “ex-gay” industry earlier this month. At the American Psychological Association’s annual convention in New Orleans, anti-gay forces choreographed an expensive protest designed to pressure the APA into endorsing “ex-gay” therapy.
Artificial turf is coming to Mason District Park! Last Friday, the Fairfax County Park Authority sponsored a groundbreaking for the revamped field, and construction started Monday. The new synthetic surface will be installed on Field 3, the large soccer field near the park entrance.
Frankly, we’re not the slightest bit engaged by the plight of well-to-do persons of privilege fighting to defend the pristine character of their residential neighborhoods.