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  • OTHER VOICES: Opponents Distort the ERA

    By Ann MacLean Massie, professor of law emerita at Washington & Lee University. Reprinted from The Roanoke Times, February 6, 2019. Editors’ Note: This Wednesday, February 20, the House of Delegates is scheduled to consider whether to vote on ratifying… Read More ›

  • Spot On


    Editors’ Note:  SHORT TAKES is a new VoxFairfax feature, designed to capture non-headline occurrences that are newsworthy and/or informative of our culture. ‘JUNK SCIENCE’ BILL KILLED. A bill aimed at helping innocent people who claim wrongful conviction due to discredited… Read More ›


     February 19, 1942:  Internment of Japanese Americans begins after President Franklin Roosevelt issues an Executive Order requiring those living on the Pacific coast to report for relocation. Over 110,000 persons therefore shut down their businesses, sold off their property, quit school, and… Read More ›

  • OTHER VOICES: Socialist Bogeymen

    Editors’ Note: This article is reprinted from the February 7, 2019, New York Times. Readers are urged to think also about the terms social democracy and distributive justice as alternate concepts. Trump Versus the Socialist Menace The Commies are coming for… Read More ›

  • Zero Tolerance in Virginia Equals No Winners

    Editors’ Note: This article reflects changing circumstances and some changed thinking from the lead article published in last week’s VoxFairfax. As of this writing (February 10), the almost unbelievable brouhaha in Virginia state government has cascaded discussions of racism, #MeToo,… Read More ›

  • H.R.1: Bold, Transformative Reform

      Editors’ Note: H.R. 1. Is the first in a broad series of measures emanating from the New Democratic majority in the House. Dubbed the For the People Act, it is a comprehensive bill showcasing House Democrats’ emphasis on reforms… Read More ›

  • Out of This World


    February 11, 1990:  In South Africa, Nelson Mandela, at age 71, is released from prison after serving 27 years of a life sentence on charges of attempting to overthrow the apartheid government. In 1994 he was elected president in the first… Read More ›