EDUCATION

When is Long Ago Just Too Far Ago?

Conventionally and conveniently, we tend to deflect or ignore in our public discourse painful or unpleasant or embarrassing events. Perhaps that is simply human nature. Often that discourse or what remains of it is conducted with language references that envelop… Read More ›

Erasure

In grade school, we unquestioningly accepted the duty of a teacher erasing the blackboard no matter what material had been chalked. Sometimes, we might have had some concern that we had failed to copy some vital information into our notebooks…. Read More ›

Yute Voting

In the 1992 film My Cousin Vinny, Vinny Gambino (Joe Pesci) immortalized the term “yute” in an exchange with Judge Haller (Fred Gwynne): Judge:  “What is a yute?” Gambino:  “Oh, excuse me, Your Honor, two youths.” Gambino demonstrated that his… Read More ›

Santorum’s Blank Slate of Culture

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has talked his way into any number of bone-headed corners. Sadly, many of his most notable blunders are related to his unabashed Catholicism and blind attempts to marry religion with the state. Now, Mr. Santorum… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

LOUDOUN  DUSTUPS OVER RACE AND EDUCATION INTENSIFY A group of Loudoun County parents is trying to oust six members of the school board because of an ongoing feud over “critical race theory.” The group, the Fight for Schools PAC, is… Read More ›

Commonwealth Metamorphosis

By Frank Blechman Virginia’s leaders have lately been basking in positive publicity for being “the first state in the South” to do this or that. First to end the death penalty. First to legalize recreational marijuana. First to end choke… Read More ›