Health Care

Big Pharma Caught Cheating

Editors’ Note: Adapted from The New York Times, July 1, 2020. [Associated Press]. While not exactly an example of deep state functioning, the case against Novartis is emblematic of the rule of law and the continuing responsibility of government agencies… Read More ›

Carpe Diem for Change

By Frank Blechman                         It is not hard to imagine a day early in 2021: A new administration has been sworn in. New congressional leadership is in place in… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY RECLAIM “SILENT SENTINEL” The Loudoun County chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy has offered to provide a new resting place for a Confederate monument under consideration for removal.  Installed in 1908 on the… Read More ›

Great Expectations Face VA Dems

By Frank Blechman Democratic leaders in the Virginia General Assembly have created a trap for themselves, from which I see no easy way out. Because of the economic disruption of the novel coronavirus, revenue projections made six months ago for… Read More ›

Committing to Economic Dignity

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from The New York Times, April 26, 2020. By Gene B. Sperling Mr. Sperling was the national economic adviser to Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. He is also the author of the forthcoming book “Economic Dignity.”… Read More ›

Brief Cases

NEW YORK ER DOCTOR, CHARLOTTESVILLE  NATIVE, A SUICIDE COVID VICTIM Dr. Lorna M. Breen, the medical director of the emergency department at New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, committed suicide in Charlottesville, where she was staying with family, reported her father, also… Read More ›

Pandemic Perspective

By Frank Blechman One month ago, on the eve of Super Tuesday, I wrote a column for this blog about fears that Bernie Sanders was the inevitable presidential nominee of the Democratic Party [https://voxfairfax.com/2020/03/02/on-the-eve-of-super-tuesday/]. I argued then that the nomination… Read More ›

Three Centuries of Indecision

Editors’ Note: See also Workers Are Us in today’s issue. Bernardino Ramazzini (1633–1714), an Italian physician, was appointed to the chair of theory of medicine at the University of Modena in 1682 and served as professor of medicine at the… Read More ›