2024-07-21 6:28 PM

Picking Splinters: Caps’ Climb Isn’t Over Yet

Tuesday night’s road win over the Nashville Predators finally got the Washington Capitals off of their four-game losing streak, but the Capitals need to continue to improve in some areas in order to maintain or improve their position in the Eastern Conference Standings.

Nicholas F. Benton: Hillary: A Champion Of Women, Globally

Sen. Hillary Clinton’s tour-de-force in the confirmation hearing on her appointment as Secretary of State before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee provided a picture window into the scope and depth of the transformative power the in-coming Obama administration will bring globally.

Nicholas F. Benton: Deliver Us From Rick Warren

Last weekend’s spectacle in Orange County, California, was not a debate on faith and values between the two presidential candidates. It was a showcase for the elevation of yet another right-wing fundamentalist preacher, an heir to the late Jerry Falwell anointed as a media darling to be its resident expert on faith-related matters.

Northern Virginia Art Beat

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A Trio of Free-For-All Shows My Space on 7th (Now Closed), at Touchstone Gallery (2nd Floor, 406 7th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.) 1460 Wall Mountables at DCAC though August 31 (D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th Street NW, Washington, D.C. Note: this is a second floor gallery space, with only a doorway on the ground level). […]

The Peak Oil Crisis: Smart Meters

It’s going to be an electric world. For those of you who have been following the peak oil story, it is becoming increasingly clear that liquid fuels for the average person’s transportation has a very short half-life. It won’t be long before we figure out that natural gas is too valuable for making stuff to […]

The Peak Oil Crisis: America’s Electricity

Earlier this week, the National Conference of State Legislators held an energy policy forum entitled “The Future of State Electricity Policy” for the benefit of legislators from all over the U.S. who were attending the annual conference. At the outset, the organizers announced they had been considering a transportation fuels forum, but had finally deemed […]

The Peak Oil Crisis: The Blackouts Spread

Of the 266 distinct nations or entities on the world today, nearly 100 are now reporting continuing energy shortages, mostly in the form of inadequate electricity supply, but in a growing number of cases, shortages of liquid fuels and natural gas. The actual number of countries affected is probably well over 100 but there are […]