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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 ›

Fear and Loathing in Our Civic Culture

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream is a 1971 novel by Hunter S. Thompson narrating a drug-fueled, dystopic experience as a critique of the American dream and the 1960s counter-culture. Thompson attempted to summarize… Read More ›

Invisible No Longer

By Margo Khosravi Many people who are familiar with Clifton, Virginia, know that the picturesque little railroad town owes its existence to a northerner from New York who arrived on the scene shortly after the Civil War ended. Much has… 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 ›

Brief Cases

MURDEROUS GANG WAR IN PWC Four Prince William County men killed by gunfire in 2019 were the random victims of a local “clique” of the criminal street gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), who carried out the fatal shootings “to further their… Read More ›