Getting Past the Pain

By Frank Blechman “Gentlemen may cry ‘peace, peace’ but there is no peace.…” –Patrick Henry, Second Virginia Convention, St. John’s Church, Richmond, March 23, 1775 Patrick Henry was known for his powerful oratory more than for his effective leadership. The… Read More ›

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    GMU STUDENTS IDENTIFY LANGUAGE BOO-BOO A translation error on the Virginia Department of Health’s website apparently has been advising Spanish readers they don’t need the coronavirus vaccine.  The issue arose during a Virginia Vaccination Advisory Workgroup telemeeting when a member… Read More ›

  • Worker-Owned Businesses Compete

    Editors’ Note: Excerpted from The New York Times, December 29, 2020. Worker owned businesses are by definition not socialism. Such cooperative enterprises are genetically democratic and antithetical to the corporatism that characterizes American business. The US boasts hundreds of cooperative-owned… Read More ›

  • Dreamkillers

    Some have wondered if Lobby Day would be canceled or changed due to the events at the US Capitol back on January 6. The answer is no. Lobby Day is on track for this Monday, January 18. Lobby Day in… Read More ›

  • An Old Dominion Memory Box

    The march and rally to “Unite the Right” occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. One individual – Heather Heyer – was killed when a march participant drove his car into a crowd. In the evening of the march, tiki-torch-bearing… Read More ›

  • Hypocrisy Collapses GOP

    As this article was being written for publication two days prior to the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., the House of Representatives on January 13 voted a second impeachment of the incumbent president. Just one month earlier, 18 GOP… Read More ›

  • The Separatists Among Us

    Up to the presidential election in 2016, this democratic nation appeared capable of sustaining what has often been sharp, energetic political divides. Increasingly, however, that division, those divides, have morphed into separatism not unlike that of the secession of states… Read More ›

  • THE DISHONOR ROLL

    On January 6, 2021, and into the early morning of the next day, members of Congress voted to affirm the Electoral College results from all US jurisdictions. A band of 147 Republican members of Congress voted to overturn Electoral College… Read More ›

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  • Fox News Can Be Harmful to Your Mind

    Editors’ Note: Your VoxFairfax editors read a large number of news articles, including those of Fox News, to ensure being informed by an array of differing opinions. The article parsed and dissected herein was selected particularly as a sample of… Read More ›