Immigration

Briefly Noted

JEEPERS, CREEPERS TV addicts may recall the hapless Robinson Peepers (Wally Cox), a junior high school science teacher from the series Mr. Peepers in the early to mid-1950s. Others with longer recall will remember the song Jeepers, Creepers, a duet… Read More ›

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FAIRFAX BANS COOPERATION WITH ICE Fairfax County formally adopted a long-standing practice of prohibiting county employees from cooperating with federal immigration agents — a step aimed at addressing reports that some undocumented immigrants in the county have avoided seeking help… Read More ›

We All Live in a Crowded Submarine

In March 1919 (Schenck v. US), Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes penned the oft-quoted phrase certifying that “falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic” was speech that Congress could prohibit and prosecute offenders. The defendant Schenck… Read More ›

Popular Vote 2020: Implications

There is no dispute that the voter turnout in 2020 dwarfed that of 2016. The meaning of the turnout and the distribution of ballots by political party and by demographic constituency will interest pundits and party strategists for a very… Read More ›

Exploded: The Myth of Virginia Dare

Racially tinged material is often more easily identified by a reader from its blatant content. White supremacy (or white identity) writings are more subtle, appealing to what we now describe as white privilege. Sadly, Virginia has been a petri dish… Read More ›

The Rest of the Story

Editors’ Note: Cross-posted from The Free Lance-Star, August 18, 2020. For more than five decades (1952-2008), Paul Harvey  broadcast on hundreds of radio stations his famous line: You know the news, now for the rest of the story . …. Read More ›

American Exceptionalism Today

The term “American exceptionalism” was coined by Alexis de Tocqueville in 1831 upon his first visit to the United States, noting that the new nation was different, based less upon history or ethnicity than shared common beliefs. Those beliefs, in… Read More ›

The US Deep State Is Not Blue

The origins of the term Deep State arose in modern times from the secretive Turkish network known as derin devlet. This group was founded in 1923 by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk with the purpose of undertaking clandestine acts to preserve the… Read More ›

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“WONDERING IF AUNT JEMIMA WILL CHANGE TO UNCLE TOM’S?” Loudoun County Treasurer Roger Zurn last Wednesday quickly posted then deleted the social media post quoted above, responding to the news that the Quaker Oats Company will revamp its image on… Read More ›