2024-06-22 10:44 PM

N. Va. Lawmakers Warn of Ugly Session in Richmond

$3 Billion in Cuts as ‘Philosophical Divide’ Persists It’s going to be an ugly 45-day legislative session that gets underway in Richmond next week. Decisions on almost $3 billion in state budget cuts, due to the economic downturn, face the same “philosophical divide” between liberals and moderates, on one side, and arch conservatives on the […]

Paul Krugman: Why Is America Feeling So Bleak?

The Survey Research Center of the University of Michigan has been tracking American economic perceptions since the 1950s. On Friday the center released its latest estimate of the consumer sentiment index — and it was a stunner. Americans are more pessimistic about their situation than they have been for more than a quarter century.

Nicholas F. Benton: Panic Overtakes Recession Fears

The operative word this week was not “recession,” but “panic.” It even made it into the banner headline of the Washington Post. A “cat crossed your grave” shudder swept over the planet at the beginning of the week, sending markets reeling and investors running and screaming in the streets from India to Dubai, to London.

Editorial: How Bad Will It Get?

About a year ago, the News-Press got in trouble with some folks (we’re always so bad!) for publishing an exclusive report on declining trends in the regional real estate market that included expert insights from inside the realty business. Lots of real estate types got their knickers in a twist and protested loudly. Naturally, we […]

Our Man in Arlington

It has been at least six weeks since an Our Man in Arlington column has appeared, and you deserve an explanation.

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