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Nicholas F. Benton: On Irrigating The Sahel

In the cover story of the April 2008 edition of National Geographic magazine, “Africa’s Ragged Edge: Journey Into the Sahel,” author Paul Salopek, photographer Pascal Maitre and the editors do a terrific job introducing readers to perhaps the most important region of the world that no one, almost, has heard about.

Our Man In Arlington

Two significant events in Arlington last weekend celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and renewed the fight for his dream of real and meaningful equality among the races.

Repper Advances to Semis as GMHS Girls Move to Finals


On June 1, George Mason High School’s women’s tennis team advanced to the State finals in Radford, Va., clinched by an impressive (6-2, 6-1) win by senior Anna Duning (No. 2). The Mustang’s competition, the Goochland Bulldogs, proved to be formidable but the Mustangs prevailed, sweeping the Regional Finals.

Editorial: James Webb For Senator

Democratic contender James Webb is on the verge of one of the great political upsets in the history of Virginia. As we move to the election on Tuesday, polls continue to show him with a thin but perceptible lead over incumbent U.S. Senator George Allen in a race that has attracted a huge amount of […]

Diverse Families Show Their Pride

Family Pride, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that works for equality for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) parents and their children, first came into the consciousness of many Northern Virginians last spring. That was when the 27-year-old organization helped organize families to participate in the traditional White House Easter Egg Roll.