Briefly Noted

VA CAVE MEN, CIRCA 2021 As thefts go, this one is really different. Two Shenandoah Valley men have been charged with breaking into Endless Caverns, just south of New Market, and stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of speleothems–rock formations. The… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

BLACK DEFENDANT + PORTRAITS OF WHITE JUDGES = UNFAIR TRIAL First Louisa, now Fairfax. As reported by VoxFairfax on September 21, 2020 (The Shot Heard Round the Old Dominion,, a Louisa County circuit judge ruled on a motion by attorneys… Read More ›

Where Are They Today?

RICHARD JOHN  ‘RICK’ SANTORUM Rick Santorum, 62, represented Pennsylvania as a Republican in the US Senate from 1995 to 2007. A consistent social conservative, he is known for his pro-family, Christian-oriented views toward public policy and legislation, which include his… Read More ›

I Hear Ya Knockin’

This month, Virginia became one of three states to ban “no knock” warrants. Thirteen states have legislated in favor of this police power while the remainder deem such searches permissible with court approval. The procedure has had a troubled history,… Read More ›

VoxFairfax Colloquy #1

Editors’ Note: We are experimenting with  a new feature, in which the VF editors, Jim McCarthy and Michael Fruitman,  join with contributors, in this case Frank Blechman and Andrew Scalise, to discuss a topic in “real time.” Let us know… Read More ›

Will a Post-P45 GOP Emerge?

Editors’ Note: Reposted from The New York Times, December 22, 2020. Whether the GOP can reconstitute itself and engage once again as a viable political party remains unclear. Recently, Steve Schmidt, McCain campaign manager and force behind the Lincoln Project,… Read More ›

Briefly Noted

Editors’ Note: This town is about 50 miles from the site of the Tennessee refrigerated morgue trucks noted in our article of 12/7/2020 []. COMMONWEALTH’S LARGEST NURSING HOME SEES COVID OUTBREAK In Big Stone Gap, VA, the ladies inside a… Read More ›

Alfie Remains Questioning

Burt Bacharach’s lyrics from the 1967 hit song and movie seem an appropriate inquiry contemplating the content of the presidential period from the 2016 campaign to Election Day 2020. What’s it all about, Alfie? Is it just for the moment… Read More ›