coronavirus

Brief Cases

COVID AND DEMOGRAPHICS ALTER POLITICAL DYNAMICS In Virginia, as of 10/02, early in-person voting reached 362,000, while mail ballots numbered 278,710, for a total of 640,710 in the first two weeks of voting. Over 749,000 mail ballot requests remain outstanding…. Read More ›

Around the Novahood

‘UNIQUELY HARMED’ DELEGATE UNIQUELY PEDESTRIAN Del. Dave LaRock, R-Loudoun, claims that he has been “uniquely harmed” by executive actions taken by the state’s Safety and Health Codes Board, Gov. Ralph Northam, and state Health Commissioner Dr. Norman Oliver in July,… Read More ›

Brief Cases

DEPRESSION ERA FOOD LINES “The line on Route 10 for the Chesterfield food bank … currently a double wide line that stretches nearly half of a mile.” A striking image of tough times during the COVID-19 pandemic, the disastrous lack… Read More ›

Hijacking America

Editors’ Note: From the New York Times, Book Review, print edition, August 23, 2020. EVIL GENIUSES The Unmaking of America: A Recent History By Kurt Andersen Reviewed By Anand Giridharadas Commentary: Occasionally we discover dynamic ideas in unexpected places, such… Read More ›

Virtues of Virtual Conventions

By Frank Blechman For at least a generation, political conventions have been “made for TV,” more infomercials than reality. Major events such as nomination speeches were keyed to “prime time,” speakers used teleprompters, and the network commentary teams were as… Read More ›

Woolly Bully

In May of 2018, First Lady Melania Trump, over one year into her role as FLOTUS, inaugurated an anti-bullying campaign directed at online behavior that affects youngsters. The White House effort was entitled “Be Best” to help children “avoid negative… Read More ›

The More Things Change….

Editors’ Note: Last week, VoxFairfax offered Frank Blechman’s thoughts about a post-coronavirus world and the opportunity for change (“Carpe Diem for Change”). An Israeli writer offers a different perception of the post-traumatic experience and normalcy. From The New York Times Magazine,… Read More ›