2024-07-19 4:13 AM

Editorial: What the Council Is Missing

In our observations of the Falls Church City Council’s deliberations on the most extraordinary budget in the City’s 60-year history, two critical components have been absent from the discussions.

Senator Whipple’s Richmond Report

The United States spends more per capita on health care than any other country, but is far from first in healthy outcomes. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, the U.S. health system is ranked 37th after most European countries, Singapore, Japan, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Costa Rica, among others, and just ahead […]

Nicholas F. Benton: Aborting Deflation

The news came yesterday that for only the seventh month since 1947, October 2008 marked a one-percent decline in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), suddenly raising the specter of things far worse than a mere recession, but a deflation and depression.

Congressman Jim Moran’s News Commentary

Today, America owes over $10 trillion in debt, mostly to foreign countries. Experts also predict this year will be the largest federal budget deficit in our nation’s history.

The Peak Oil Crisis: Assessing $200 Oil

Three months ago anyone talking about $200 oil was considered a fear monger, or worse, but things happen fast these days. In the intervening period, oil prices have risen by nearly $40 a barrel and show no signs of stopping. All of a sudden it has become fashionable to start talking about much higher prices […]

David Brooks: Imagining A Democratic Presidency

There's a big difference between the Republican and Democratic campaigns: The Republicans have split on policy grounds; the Democrats haven't. There's been a Republican divide between center and right but no Democratic divide between center and left.

Delegate Hull’s Richmond Report

Prelude to a Fight On Monday, the so-called money committees of the General Assembly held a joint meeting in Richmond to hear from Governor Kaine.