Good things sometimes come out of horrible situations. That is the case with a group new to Northern Virginia called Guitars Not Guns.
To What End? You may not realize it, but the Virginia General Assembly is still in special session, although we have not had a session in some weeks.
“It is the attitude of great poets to cheer up slaves and horrify despots.” — Walt Whitman (“Leaves of Grass”) Good writers, whether journalists, poets, novelists, essayists, or newspapermen, are confronted with two critical components to their work whose careful consideration is indispensable. One is their audience, the other their […]
As most of you know, I grew in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Many of my extended family and friends were seriously affected by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. I have been down to Louisiana twice since the hurricane and have reported to you about the utter devastation that we saw while […]
Our military’s readiness to respond to threats at home and abroad has been put at substantial risk by our continued engagement in Iraq. Shortages in equipment and properly trained troops, especially in the Army and National Guard, are approaching levels that threaten our ability to protect our national security.
Frankly, we are impressed by the willingness of the new Falls Church City Council to pull back from a bad idea and head back to the drawing board. That’s what it did Monday night, when it decided to pull off the table a component of sweeping residential zoning changes that […]
The halfway point in the “Congressman Jim Moran Community Health Challenge” has been reached. For those of you who don’t know, in an effort to promote healthy living, I teamed up with Falls Church’s own Vantage Fitness back in May to hold a community health event challenging Northern Virginians to […]
From Galax to Nashville and Next, Nashville.
Bailey’s Crossroads residents may recall a horrifying incident in January 2005, when gunfire erupted during an armed robbery at a check-cashing store on Columbia Pike. As Mason District Police Officer First Class Lance T. Guckenberger responded to an alarm, the robber allowed the store manager to leave with instructions to […]
Artificial turf is coming to Mason District Park! Last Friday, the Fairfax County Park Authority sponsored a groundbreaking for the revamped field, and construction started Monday. The new synthetic surface will be installed on Field 3, the large soccer field near the park entrance.