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  • Who Needs Bureaucracy?

    News junkies would be hard pressed to recall praise from an elected official over the work of a federal bureau. Sometimes, and sometimes not, during hurricane season, FEMA is lauded for its relief and rescue efforts. However, a walk through… Read More ›

  • Dem VA Primary Political Prognostications

    By Frank Blechman We are in the middle. To cite just a few examples, we are in the middle of the COVID pandemic, the economic recovery, the political realignment, the emergence of leadership by generation X, mainstream religious disaffiliation, media… Read More ›

  • Where Are They Today?

    ALBERT ARNOLD GORE, JR. It was January 6, 2001. Vice President Al Gore presided over a joint session of Congress in the House chamber, officially tallying the electoral votes that made George W. Bush the next president and himself a… Read More ›

  • Imitation Is Not Always Flattery

    ActBlue is the principal not-for-profit (NFP) fundraising arm of the Democratic Party, both nationally and locally. It was launched in 2004 to function as a mechanism to finance liberal causes, particularly political campaigns, and rapidly became a phenomenal success, particularly… Read More ›

  • Beyond Our Border

    Editors’ Note: VoxFairfax decided to supplement the geographical view of our features Around the Novahood and Beyond the Novahood by introducing a new feature intended as a reminder that, beyond the Commonwealth, there exists another universe of events of interest. Many… Read More ›

  • Outside the Novahood

    WOKE SCREAMING CICADAS READY Does anyone remember 2004? They’re baaaaaack–or soon will be. Just awakening from their 17-year nap, billions of screaming Brood X cicadas are set to invade a 14-state area that includes Virginia. You will know them by… Read More ›

  • Pence NOVA Popup

    Likely below the radar of most, the former Vice President Mike Pence had a recent popup appearance in NOVA, Reston specifically. The town’s–and one of the nation’s–preeminent nucleus of conservative values, activities, and communication, the Young America’s Foundation (formerly known… Read More ›

  • The Future of the Culture Wars

    The term culture in a society has been parsed as shared patterns of behavior and interaction, cognitive constructs, and affective understandings that are learned through a process of socialization. In the United States, the cognitive constructs of most people about… Read More ›

  • Not in My Wallet