Due to the high heat and air conditioning problems, the Falls Church City Ward 3 polling location will be changed from the Boy Scout House to the Art Room in the Falls Church Community Center (223 Little Falls St.) on Tuesday, June 10. The Falls Church City Electoral Board authorized the […]
Helen Thomas: War Is Not The People’s Business
WASHINGTON — Back in President Lyndon B. Johnson’s worst days when he was grappling with the Vietnam quagmire and raucous anti-war protests at home, he said that in the big decisions about war and peace: “The people should be in on the take offs as well as the landings.”
Nicholas F. Benton: The Lesson of New Hampshire
If any of the media pundits who acknowledged they were completely wrong in handicapping the Democratic primary in New Hampshire last week had any self respect, they would have followed their post-mortem, self-effacing admissions of ineptitude by saying something like the following:
Picking Splinters: BCS Still Bogus
Arguably the most audible phrase you’ll hear across the country this time of year pertaining to sports: “I hate the BCS.” Actually, the more I watch the World Series, maybe that previous phrase is a close second to “What the heck is Tim McCarver saying?” But since I don’t think […]
Nicholas F. Benton: One Year From Now
It will be just about a year from now that the two major political parties in the U.S. will finally have decided what their tickets will be for the November 2008 presidential election. Rising above the din of the current intra-party wrangling to see over all that and forecast where […]
Picking Splinters: Playoff Pragmatism
Have we reached the conclusion that the BCS system is dumb yet? Of course we have. We reached that conclusion in 2003 when the system that was supposed to give the nation a definitive collegiate champion failed to supply us with a consensus winner. That year LSU (BCS champion) and […]
Picking Splinters: Polls Not Ready to Crown Rutgers, but Computers Are
Don’t look now, but according to the computer rankings portion of the BCS Standings, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are the No. 2 team in the nation. Take a second to soak that in.
Rebels with a Cause: The Cinema of East Germany
Veterans, Women Stump for Webb, Allen Burning About Webb
On Election Eve, Senate Race is Neck-and-Neck Six months ago, no one would have predicted the race for the U.S. Senate in Virginia would be competitive. Republican incumbent George Allen seemed a shoe-in, more focused on a potential presidential election bid next year than this month’s election.
Nicholas F. Benton: Politics & Gas Prices
Almost half of Americans, according to the polls, think that the recent fall in oil prices, and gas prices at the pump, is being orchestrated by the big oil companies to improve the changes of otherwise-desperate Republicans at the polls in November.