October 2, 2012
Regarding the Sept. 30 Metro article " Powering down ": Certainly most of Alexandria is pleased to have GenOn's Potomac River Generating Station closed. The opposition to it was significant. I have noticed over the years equally strong opposition to plans for additional power lines in the D.C. area. The lines reportedly are needed to accommodate ever-increasing demands for power. I offer this observation in combination with this statement in the article: "The plant, which provided energy mostly during times of peak...
September 12, 2012 |
Underneath the headlines of the presidential campaign, there are growing signs that we are moving toward another war in the Middle East. This week Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly scolded the United States for refusing to draw a " red line " on Iran's nuclear program that, if crossed, would commit Washington to military strikes. He added that he would not accept a "red light" placed in front of Israel. Unless something dramatic changes its course, Israel is on a path to strike Iran's nuclear facilities in the next six to nine...
July 10, 2012 |
Just in case you're not suff iciently horrified by Jay Leno 's " Jaywalking " segment, which reveals shocking levels of stupidity among random people on the street, you might want to check out the Transportation Security Administration's blog chronicling the truly dumb things people pull at airport security. With summer-vacation travel season in full swing, the blog's worth a look, if only to understand why those lines might be so long. It could be because that guy ahead of you plunked down a grenade (but, he insists, it's just...
June 17, 2012 |
We pay our presidents for judgment, and President Obama committed a colossal error of judgment in making health-care "reform" a centerpiece of his first term. Ahead of the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — and regardless of how the court decides — it's clear that Obama overreached. His attempt to achieve universal health insurance coverage is a massive feat of social engineering that, by its sweeping nature, weakens the economic recovery and antagonizes millions of Americans.
June 11, 2012 |
NEW YORK — "Anne, they're ready for you," someone called out to Anne S. Kohn, the Shakespeare Theatre Company's associate director of administration. In her evening gown, she glanced across the bar, which overlooked all of Times Square, at a photographer who was snapping photos of guests posing with the evening's most dazzling attendee. Tony. Or rather, THE Tony, the one Shakespeare's founding artistic director, Michael Kahn , had collected earlier Sunday night at the 66th annual Tony Awards . His company...
May 19, 2012 |
Philip Falcone's street fighter instincts and penchant for ultra-risky investments helped catapult him into the gilded club of Wall Street's elite. But his winning streak ended in Washington, where the founder of Harbinger Capital Partners and former professional hockey player has been bodychecked by regulators . LightSquared, Harbinger's $3 billion investment, fell into bankruptcy last week after a dramatic inside-the-Beltway battle to create a wireless network that would compete with titans AT&T and Verizon Wireless.