2024-07-22 2:14 PM

Our Man In Arlington

The immigration “debate” that seems to be growing in this country and throughout Virginia has many disquieting overtones. The most obvious, of course, are the thinly veiled expressions of deep racial and ethnic prejudice. These are strongly and heatedly denied, but I grew up in the Deep South in the forties and fifties and I […]

Thomas L. Friedman: Channeling Dick Cheney

I have no idea who is going to win the Democratic presidential nomination, but lately I've been wondering whether, if it is Barack Obama, he might want to consider keeping Dick Cheney on as his vice president.

Paul Krugman: Republicans And Race

Over the past few weeks there have been a number of commentaries about Ronald Reagan's legacy, specifically about whether he exploited the white backlash against the civil rights movement.

Nicholas F. Benton: Bonds Shrugged

This Tuesday in San Francisco, Barry Bonds jacked the 745th home run of his career, bringing him within 10 of what for the better part of a century has been considered the premiere accomplishment in professional baseball, if not all sport: to become the all-time homer king.

Jim Moran

This has been a good week for Virginia’s Native American tribes. Not only have they been active and featured participants in the 400th Jamestown Anniversary, but their long awaited quest for federal recognition reached a major milestone.

Picking Splinters: The Imus Issue

Anyone that has ever listened to Don Imus, who was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1989, knows the so-called “original shock jock” is not exactly Doctor Phil when it comes to the sensitivity department. For better or worse, it’s part of his appeal. But his recent comment that the Rutgers women’s basketball […]

Editorial: Blurred Vision

Members of the Falls Church City Council all agreed that they were duly proud of a two-page “vision statement” they crafted over the last month and a half, and formally adopted by a unanimous vote Monday night. The idea for the statement was to fashion an image of an ideal Falls Church in 2025 that […]