Carefully Taught

In 1949, when South Pacific debuted on Broadway, few extolled its messages concerning systemic racial prejudice as portrayed by American military service personnel. That portrayal was not limited to the military but intended to reflect a more commonly held view… Read More ›

Miyares Unbridled

Editors’ Note: Cross-posted from The Washington Post, January 19, 2022. By Justin Jouvenal Virginia’s new Attorney General Jason S. Miyares has already launched a probe of a state parole board he feels failed crime victims, fired several employees, including in… Read More ›

Red Fish, Blue Fish

Acceptable definitions of the term red herring tend to be consistent and provide the following: A reference that misleads or distracts from a relevant or important question asserting a logical fallacy or an insinuation that leads toward a false conclusion…. Read More ›

Around the Novahood

FAKED DOCS FAIL TO SPRING INMATE A scheme designed to spring a Loudoun County inmate from jail failed. A man who was being held on shoplifting charges in Loudoun and two other Virginia counties, as well as two probation violations,… Read More ›

Nations Within a Nation

History and civics as presented in our schools may have exposed us to some reliable material regarding the indigenous peoples living on the continent without offering a a great deal of detail or context. For the most part, it seems… Read More ›

Beyond Our Border

OKLAHOMA A line from the title song of the musical relates that “You’re doing fine, Oklahoma; Oklahoma, OK!” The Sooner State received its nickname as settlers in 1889 lined up at the border to make claims to Native American lands… Read More ›