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Anything But Straight: A Fractious Movement


In an online discussion forum, a respected activist recently lamented the decentralization of gay community advocacy. He made a powerful case that we would be better off if our efforts were more regimented and unified.

The Peak Oil Crisis: Leadership

We are having an election for Governor in Virginia this year and, as could be expected, inboxes and mail slots are already filling with messages from the candidates.

Webb Assails U.S. Incarceration Policy

The 2.25 million Americans now incarcerated in U.S. prisons is “a staggering statistic, from the standpoints of fairness, cost of incarceration and cost of lost opportunities,” Virginia U.S. Senator James Webb said during his keynote remarks to a conference on “Prison to Work: A Proposal for a National Prisoner Reentry Program” hosted by the Brookings […]

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.

Our Man in Arlington

Well, I goofed! I predicted that Arlington would go 75 percent for Obama. It only went by 71.8 percent. Oh my!

Letters to the Editor for th Week of November 6 – 12, 2008

Says Story on ‘The Family’ ‘Crossed the Line’ Editor, Regarding your Falls Church News-Press front page item, dated Oct. 30, I am on record as your personal friend and longstanding booster of your newspaper–one of the primary community development elements we enjoy in Falls Church.

Palin, ‘The Family’ Linked To F.C. Church Defectors


Two prominent Falls Church members among those who voted to defect from the Episcopal Church in 2006 played a major role in promoting Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be selected as the GOP vice presidential candidate, according to an article in the Oct. 27 issue of the New Yorker magazine.

Northern Virginia Art Beat


Regime Change Starts At Home – Shepard Fairey, Al Farrow and Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky), at the Irvine Contemporary(1412 14th St NW, Washington, DC.). The exhibit runs through Dec. 6, and the gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Call 202-332-8767, or visit irvinecontemporary.com for more information.