Articles by: Nicholas F. Benton
Nicholas F. Benton is owner and Editor-In-Chief of the Falls Church News-Press.

‘Postmodernism’ Caused Trump

September 5, 2018 7:13 PM0 comments

An academic writing in the Washington Post last weekend set out to sever the phenomenon of Trump from the rise of the “postmodernist” school of thought of the last half-century. Aaron Hanlon, an assistant professor of English at Colby College, penned the short essay, “Postmodernism Didn’t Cause Trump. It Explains […]

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Rushmark Makes Unsolicited Bid to Redevelop UVa/VT Grad Center Site

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In conjunction with its submittal of its final detailed proposal for the dense economic development of 10 acres at the West Falls Church high school campus, the Rushmark team that built the 300 W. Broad building has made an unsolicited bid to redevelop the 7.4-acre Virginia Tech/University of Virginia graduate center site adjacent its 10-acre plan.

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Stunning Drop in Affordable Market Units in F.C. Highlights New Report

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In just the last five years, according to a report by the Affordable Living Policy Work Group, the number of market rate rental units in the City has shrunk from 224 to 27 as of 2017.

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Labor Day Events Kick Off Mid-Term Elections Push

August 29, 2018 7:29 PM0 comments

On the eve of Labor Day, the traditional bell marking the stretch run for candidates in this November’s elections, insider Democratic Party information suggests that Democrats will pick up at least 40 U.S. House seats in the upcoming midterms.

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Trump’s Russian Loyalty Showing

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Like ancient Greek tragedies in which great criminal figures’ flaws include an almost irresistible penchant for self-incrimination, President Trump has exposed virtually the entirety of his corrupt and deeply compromised business career as a tool of the Russian Mafia by his publicly-announced “enemies list.” Look through this list to find […]

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A New Sputnik Mobilization

August 22, 2018 10:38 PM0 comments

Legally, based on the conviction of Paul Manafort and guilty plea of Michael Cohen, the President and his whole clown-show is now toast. On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, a historic day, the best execution of the rule of law found that the current President of the United States is, in […]

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44 New Hires Show Up for F.C. City’s School System Orientation

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Forty-four new employees of the City of Falls Church’s public school system, including all its new teachers, showed up for orientation sessions at the start of this week prior to the official beginning of the new school year, a number that Superintendent Peter Noonan characterized as “average” for annual turnover in a K-12 system serving 2,750 students.

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Northam Calls for Aug. 30 Special Session on Redistricting

August 20, 2018 12:56 PM0 comments

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today signed a proclamation calling the members of the Virginia General Assembly into special session on Thursday, Aug. 30 for the purpose of redrawing districts of the Virginia House of Delegates. Northam stated, “It is in the public interest for the General Assembly to finalize constitutional maps as soon […]

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With 6-0-1 Final OK, Founders Row Plans Groundbreaking Next Month

August 16, 2018 9:58 AM0 comments

The Falls Church City Council late Monday night once more gave its blessing, and authorization, to the Mill Creek developers for their Founders Row plan to build the biggest development in Falls Church history.

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Sen. Kaine: Trump Has ‘50-50 Chance’ of Finishing His Term

August 15, 2018 8:49 PM0 comments

Virginia’s U.S. Senator Tim Kaine said that his colleague on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Mark Warner, has repeated his view that President Trump “has about a 50-50 chance of making through the end of his term.”

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