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LOUDOUN INVITES UNIONS In the footsteps of Portsmouth (see last week’s VoxFairfax, Brief Cases), the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has invited unions to speak with county employees as a first step toward unionizing. Prior state law prohibited union organizing… Read More ›

On Being Boring, 2020

By Frank Blechman Fairfax County may have a vibrant economy, historic sites, cultural & ethnic diversity, yet it still manages to be boring. It appears that we like it that way. So little noteworthy happens here that the Washington Post… Read More ›

Private Militias Are a Threat to All

Editors’ Note: Crossposted from The New York Times, October 8, 2020. By Mary B. McCord VoxFairfax has commented upon this issue on several occasions.  Across the nation, local sheriffs have offered sympathetic comments about private militias often encouraging their activities.  Sometimes… Read More ›

Balancing Political Power

By Frank Blechman The Founders were suspicious of concentrations of power. Their experience with a king had not been altogether good. The Royal Governors were a mixed lot. George Washington didn’t even like or trust his business agent in London… Read More ›

The Deep State and the Rule of Law

Despite the nefarious character attributed to the deep state, especially by the current administration, a closer examination of the concept reveals that, for good and sufficient reasons, there is a positive aspect to it. P45 entered the governing scheme of… Read More ›

Emotions as Motivator

By Frank Blechman I am something of a policy nerd (good at analysis but lacking the charisma to be a wonk). I like to hear important policies discussed in detail, with backup materials available for further investigation. I spent enough… Read More ›