2024-05-28 12:19 AM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Nicholas F. Benton: Tea Bags, 2M4M & Susan Boyle

The thousands of Americans who engaged in exhibitions of public teabagging yesterday, a.k.a. rallies emulating the anti-tax Boston Tea Party, cheered on by Fox News and CNBC throughout the day, constitute the Republican Party’s worst nightmare.

AAU Colts Bolt to Fast Summer Start

Mason High Offshoot Team Begins Season 4-1-1 After disbanding for one year, the 18U Falls Church Colts have experienced a revival of sorts this summer, as the AAU team under the direction of George Mason High School varsity baseball coach Adam Amerine has gone undefeated in their first five games, compiling a 4-1-1 record.

Nicholas F. Benton: The Inevitable Convention Fight

We knew this was going to happen. With Sen. Hillary Clinton’s double-digit victory in Pennsylvania Tuesday, there is now no conceivable way that the Democratic nomination is going to be wrapped up before the Democratic National Convention in Denver in late August.

Paul Krugman: Don

Will the next president be the second coming of Jimmy Carter? Given Thursday's economic headlines, full of dire warnings about the return of 1970s-style stagflation, you might think so.

Paul Krugman: Winter of Our Discontent

"Americans' Economic Pessimism Reaches Record High." That's the headline on a recent Gallup report, which shows a nation deeply unhappy with the state of the economy. Right now, "27% of Americans rate current economic conditions as either 'excellent' or 'good,' while 44% say they are 'only fair' and 28% say they are poor." Moreover, "an […]

David Brooks: The Character Factor

Rochester, N.H. — About six months ago, I was having lunch with a political consultant and we were having a smart-alecky conversation about the presidential race. All of sudden, my friend interrupted the flow of gossip and said: "You know, there's really only one great man running for president this year, and that's McCain."

Mason Starts Title Defense With Win Over Strasburg

On August 8, the George Mason High School varsity golf team kicked off their fall season at the Curly Licklider Invitational, and with a loaded lineup, set out on the season seeking to defend their first-ever Bull Run District championship.

Our Man In Arlington

Sociologists say that there is at least one event in every generation that will remain forever burned in the memory of almost everyone.  Pearl Harbor and the Kennedy Assassination are two obvious examples.  

The Peak Oil Crisis: The Word Begins to Spread

The world oil situation is quiet at the moment. Oil prices have dropped to their lowest level in 15 weeks due to the lack of any imminent geopolitical threats or looming hurricanes. The Iranian nuclear enrichment situation seems to be on hold for awhile as the US can’t convince China, Russia, Japan and a lot […]