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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 ›

ICYMI………………….January 17, 1919

One hundred and three years ago, the United States adopted a ban upon the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors” (18th Amendment). One year later, appropriate legislation implementing the ban (National Prohibition Act/Volstead Act) went into effect, thereby “drying”… Read More ›

Redistricting Postmortem

The Virginia Supreme Court announced the conclusion of its consideration of redistricting maps for the Commonwealth, terminating an unsuccessful episode of political cartography by the Virginia Redistricting Commission. Thus, the state may now enjoy (or curse) the judiciary’s result for… Read More ›

DISHONOR ROLL — LEST WE FORGET

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

Interview With a Nullifier

This article is almost fiction. On the other hand, in reality, it reflects both concerns about the nation’s electoral process and the duty of elected House representatives. Readers may imagine the interviewee to be any one of the 138 GOP… Read More ›

Fateful Day

The 535 voting members of Congress were to assemble in the Chamber of the House of Representatives at 1:00 pm on January 6, 2021, to bear witness to the recording of electoral votes from the states as submitted following the… Read More ›

Democraphobia Redux

1 The Founding Fathers feared direct democracy as “mob rule” and crafted safety valves into the Constitution to ensure that rabble-led political forces did not consume the new central government or its state constituents. Notably, the electoral college process and… Read More ›