coronavirus

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 ›

VoxFairfax Colloquy #1

Editors’ Note: We are experimenting with  a new feature, in which the VF editors, Jim McCarthy and Michael Fruitman,  join with contributors, in this case Frank Blechman and Andrew Scalise, to discuss a topic in “real time.” Let us know… Read More ›

Briefly Noted

Editors’ Note: This town is about 50 miles from the site of the Tennessee refrigerated morgue trucks noted in our article of 12/7/2020 [https://wp.me/p9wDCF-23E]. COMMONWEALTH’S LARGEST NURSING HOME SEES COVID OUTBREAK In Big Stone Gap, VA, the ladies inside a… Read More ›

We All Live in a Crowded Submarine

In March 1919 (Schenck v. US), Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes penned the oft-quoted phrase certifying that “falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic” was speech that Congress could prohibit and prosecute offenders. The defendant Schenck… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

FAIRFAX JUDGE RULES CASH BOND UNCONSTITUTIONAL A Fairfax County Circuit Court judge has found that keeping an indigent defendant in jail in lieu of a cash bond is unconstitutional, writing that it violates the Constitution’s Due Process Clause by forcing… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

TRICK, NO TREAT:  KIDS’ PARTIES AS SUPERSPREADER EVENTS According to Loudoun’s Health Department director, COVID cases in the county continue to climb, and the department is now tracking at least three outbreaks resulting from kids’ Halloween parties. He said these… Read More ›

Briefly Noted . . .

SCHOOL SEGREGATION LONG GONE, RIGHT? RIGHT? According to a new report from VCU and Penn State, school segregation is getting worse in Virginia, not better. And one driving factor is segregation within school districts. The report calls on state leaders… Read More ›