Health Care

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 ›

The Rise of the Cyborgs

By Frank Blechman The Christmas/New Year’s holiday offer an extended time for reflection. Driving to visit far-flung family and friends gave me even more. And, the visits provided a time to compare my thoughts with those of others. I took… Read More ›

American Genius at Work: Charities

One of the most notable and attractive hallmarks of American society is the extent and breadth of its charitable energies and organizations representing, at once, testimony to the spirit of the nation and its willingness to share its resources to… Read More ›