In the months after 9/11 there was much discussion about the American government’s failure to “connect the dots.” Hints and clues that Al Qaida was about to launch airborne suicide attacks inside the US abounded but nobody put the bits and pieces together into a convincing warning.
It crossed my mind as I watched Sen. Jim Webb deliver one of the strongest ever Democratic responses to a State of the Union message Tuesday night that one year ago, this man was sitting in his Falls Church, Virginia, home, a private citizen having never sought election to public […]
While up on Capitol Hill discussing the prospects for the peak oil message in the new Congress, I was brought up short by a question from a hill staffer. “Can’t you guys sharpen the time frame when oil production is going to peak?”
Members of the Falls Church City Council all agreed that they were duly proud of a two-page “vision statement” they crafted over the last month and a half, and formally adopted by a unanimous vote Monday night. The idea for the statement was to fashion an image of an ideal […]
November 9 – 15, 2006
What a difference a month makes. Just four weeks ago Hezbollah and the Israelis were engaged in the heaviest fighting the world has seen since the US overran Iraq.
Call it “eminent domain” or call it “condemnation,” the terms stand for the same thing, and could become household words in Falls Church as plans for the new City Center redevelopment move ahead.