2024-06-15 2:25 PM

Editorial: A Regrettable Referendum

The referendum that has qualified for the May 6 ballot in the City of Falls Church will kill the economic development momentum that has already produced tax revenues sufficient to maintain the quality of the Falls Church school system, without a net increase in residential taxes.

Nicholas F. Benton: The Lesson of New Hampshire

If any of the media pundits who acknowledged they were completely wrong in handicapping the Democratic primary in New Hampshire last week had any self respect, they would have followed their post-mortem, self-effacing admissions of ineptitude by saying something like the following:

Re-Picking Splinters

From time to time in this space I chide certain teams, players and even members of the media. Sometimes the issues change or new developments come to light, so to be fair, I thought I'd take a look back at some of my columns from earlier in the year and see if my opinion needs […]

Restaurant Spotlight: Natalia


In retrospect, I suppose it was foolhardy of me to order four different desserts from Natalia’s Elegant Creations, a newly opened European style pastry shop, located on Broad Street, but I could hardly resist.

Jim Moran

The military mission in Iraq is not worthy of our soldiers’ sacrifice. That became even clearer after my latest visit to Iraq, a congressional delegation trip with Reps. Ellen Tauscher of California and Jon Porter of Nevada.

Helen Thomas: Sen. Clinton May Regret Her War Vote

WASHINGTON — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., the leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination next year, must regret her support for President Bush’s decision to invade Iraq back in 2003.

Editorial: Senator-Elect James Webb

As the News-Press went to press at 9:30 p.m. last night, the Associated Press and NBC declared James Webb the winner in Virginia and rumors abounded that incumbent Senator George Allen was about to concede.

Our Man in Arlington

This column is being written after a long night watching the national election returns with old friends at the National Democratic Club close to the capitol in Washington.