The United States spends far more on health care per person than any other nation. Yet we have lower life expectancy than most other rich countries. Furthermore, every other advanced country provides all its citizens with health insurance; only in America is a large fraction of the population uninsured or […]
We gathered at a hotel near the Convention Center, some 525 of us from 18 countries and 36 states attending the Association for the Study of Peak Oil-USA’s 3rd annual conference. The PowerPoints flashed by at mind-blowing speed as speaker after distinguished speaker shared the latest thoughts and insights into […]
Fairfax County has not waited to act on the fiscal impact of the steep downturn in the housing market, given that residential real estate taxes account for 60% of its annual operating budget. According to Chairman Gerry Connolly, an across-the-board 2% cut in all county agencies has already been implemented […]
GEORGE MASON H.S. English Department head and student newspaper advisor Michael Hoover (left), retiring after 37 years at GMHS this month, presents journalism awards at Tuesday’s GMHS awards assembly.
PICTURED HERE IS A GROUP of retirees-to-be from the Falls Church City Public School system. Front row (left to right): Norma Pfaff, Mt. Daniel Elementary (12 years of service); Carol Monsess, Mt. Daniel Elementary (34 Years); Mary Werner, Thomas Jefferson Elementary (33 years); Carolyn Prevatt, Thomas Jefferson Elementary (17 years). […]
Last week Portland, Oregon became the first governmental body in the US to not only acknowledge that imminent peak oil is a reality, but also to publish a plan as to what the city should be doing to cope. Breaking new ground has both its perils and its rewards. The […]
Drug possession. Purchasing alcohol for minors. Driving under the influence. Possession of firearms without a license. Those are just a few of the crimes that have besmirched the image of the National Football League since the start of 2006. Unless the National Football League is planning on collaborating with The […]
Memorandum for: The Chairman, Arlington County Board Subject: Energy Task Force
‘Wound’ by Allison Cooke Brown (Yarmouth, ME), composed of vellum sheets, thread, clamp, and batiste.