You’ve got to love San Francisco. What other city in the world would take such glee in thumbing its nose at everyone else by embracing, non-judgmentally and so fully, its hero Barry Bonds, as exemplified by the 42,000 screaming fans that celebrated Bonds’ 756th home run, establishing an all-time baseball […]
Falls Church City Councilman Dave Snyder may have thought he was serving the public interest, but in his comments regarding, in particular, City Manager Wyatt Shields in last week’s Council meeting, preceding his “no” vote on Shields’ compensation package, he came across like a schoolyard bully.
Congress passed the “Honest Leadership, Open Government Act” (S. 1) this week, which will bring about major changes in the way business is done in Washington.
Animals are much in the news lately. Inevitably that seems to bring out lots of controversy as well as word play – something that happens in the General Assembly frequently.
Ever think about what our region was like 50 years ago?Or what it will be like 50 years from now?In 1957, Washington, D. C. was a sleepy southern city. Sparse bedroom communities had just started to spring up in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs. The Beltway did not exist. Metro […]
Few of my columns have received as much reaction as my recent commentary on parking Nazis at the Arlington Farmer’s Market.
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 […]
I have no problem instilling in our young people that abstinence is the only guaranteed way to prevent unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. That’s because it is a fact. What I do have a problem with is scaring young adults with false information as a way to accomplish the […]
A Most Gracious Lady It was with a great deal of sadness that I learned of the passing of Lady Bird Johnson. It was my great honor to have met and talked with her.
Last week’s action by large counties across the country to create the “Cool Counties” Climate Stabilization Initiative will have far-reaching effects to combat global warming at the local level. The “Cool Counties” Initiative will bring the resources of all 3,066 counties across the nation to address the challenge of climate […]