Imitation Is Not Always Flattery

ActBlue is the principal not-for-profit (NFP) fundraising arm of the Democratic Party, both nationally and locally. It was launched in 2004 to function as a mechanism to finance liberal causes, particularly political campaigns, and rapidly became a phenomenal success, particularly… Read More ›

Beyond Our Border

Editors’ Note: VoxFairfax decided to supplement the geographical view of our features Around the Novahood and Beyond the Novahood by introducing a new feature intended as a reminder that, beyond the Commonwealth, there exists another universe of events of interest. Many… Read More ›

Pence NOVA Popup

Likely below the radar of most, the former Vice President Mike Pence had a recent popup appearance in NOVA, Reston specifically. The town’s–and one of the nation’s–preeminent nucleus of conservative values, activities, and communication, the Young America’s Foundation (formerly known… Read More ›

The Future of the Culture Wars

The term culture in a society has been parsed as shared patterns of behavior and interaction, cognitive constructs, and affective understandings that are learned through a process of socialization. In the United States, the cognitive constructs of most people about… Read More ›

Lex Obscura

We concocted the term “lex obscura” (law in a darkened enclosure) to describe the distance a word or term may have traveled or matured from creation to contemporary usage. In the fallout from hundreds of pieces of legislation introduced across… Read More ›

Two May Not Be Better than One

A simple Google search inquiring “why do US state legislatures have two chambers” returns no sources providing convincing, rational reasons. Rather, reviewing a number of the results, one hears the words from grammar and high school civics course resonating that… Read More ›

Inflation Fright is GOP Scam

Editors’ Note: Reposted from The New York Times, March 23, 2021. A drum beat by elected GOP officials has begun with chants about rising gasoline prices and blame for the new administration. Krugman’s easy to understand explanation helps to counter… Read More ›

Gaslight Parade

As Alice fell through the rabbit hole tunnel to Wonderland, she was beset by many things, from books to jars to a bust of the rabbit itself. Bedazzled and in a dreamlike state, Alice had to work her way through… Read More ›