Issues

NoVa Emerges as Amazonadelphia

The suffix -delphia is sometimes linked to a Greek term for womb, the human organ for birth and gestation. In the months prior to Amazon’s announcement of its intention to locate a headquarters operation in the Commonwealth, speculation and mouth-drooling… Read More ›

Empathy Before Ideas

By Frank Blechman Political leaders like to tout their big ideas. The bigger the office, the bigger the ideas need to be. Not only big (in terms of number of pages in the white paper) but bold. Ideas must promise… Read More ›

Tru [Anti-Semitic] News

Adapted from The New York Times, January 26, 2020, by Michael M. Grynbaum Among the media organizations given credentials for the Trump trip to the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, one stood out: TruNews, a website aimed at conservative… Read More ›

Brief Cases

  CONVERSION THERAPY PRACTICES CONTINUE TO TROUBLE STATES One of the nation’s most conservative states is the latest to take a stand in favor of LGBTQ equality. The law is the first of its kind in the nation. While other… Read More ›

Immigration and Political Prosperity

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from The New York Times, January 10, 2020. By Robert Gebeloff Often lost in discussions of immigration is the simple, inescapable fact that the United States was founded as a nation of immigrants.  Only Native Americans have a… Read More ›

Virginia Workers Deserve Rights

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from an article in Blue Virginia, January 11, 2020, by Brian D. Teucke. As with many public policies, Virginia’s ban on public sector employee collective bargaining has a historical origin. Virginia is one of only nine states… Read More ›