The Virginia State Board of Elections certified this week a referendum question for the May 6 ballot in the City of Falls Church that would, if passed, change the City’s charter by imposing a strict limit on the ratio of commercial to residential square feet in any new mixed use […]
Hardly a day goes by without an announcement that some company is either developing a new model of an electric powered car or has made some sort of progress on the ones under development. These announcements are coming from major automobile manufacturers all over the world and from numerous startups […]
When it comes to the proposed Falls Church City Center project, it really comes down to mathematical calculations. That is, if you are operating with the assumption that maintaining the autonomy of an independent City of Falls Church is worth fighting for.
At just about every stop I’ve made so far on my book tour, what I’ve come to think of as The Question comes up. I talk about the origins of the long right-wing dominance of American politics, and the reasons I believe that dominance is coming to an end. Then […]
On Monday, our colleagues over at the Washington Post ran a front-page story in an effort to explain to official Washington why oil prices have soared by $25 a barrel in the last ten weeks and just what it might mean.
Virginia State Senate candidate Chap Petersen falsely attributed an unsigned written question to the Falls Church News-Press during a debate with his incumbent opponent Jeannemarie Devolites-Davis at the Temple Rodef Shalom Sunday. The question, asking Petersen if he disassociates himself from the discriminatory stands of the leaders of his church, […]
A response to a question at a public forum about the separation of church and state by a conservative Democrat running in Fairfax County’s 34th State Senate District last week brought the issue of his ties to a controversial religious movement even more to the forefront.
“Critical mass” is being touted as the savior of the City of Falls Church. When it comes to discussions at City Hall of how the City’s aggressive redevelopment efforts will eventually deliver the desired results, the conventional wisdom has been that it will happen when “critical mass” shows up. In […]
Being a life-long journalist, starting for me at age seven when I produced the first edition of The Benton Star in the mighty metropolis of Avila Beach, California (population 300), it’s become clear to me that a big key to life is asking the right questions.
Seven years ago, Falls Church resident Amy Smith was vacationing in France with her husband when she came across a pub hosting a trivia night.