January 1, 1863:  The Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves in the states rebelling against the Union. January 1, 1892:  Ellis Island in New York Harbor opened. Over 20 million new arrivals to America were processed there until its closing in… Read More ›


December 17, 1903:  After three years of experimentation, Orville and Wilbur Wright achieve the first powered, controlled airplane flights. They made four flights near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the longest lasting about a minute. December 19, 1946:  War breaks out in French… Read More ›

A to Z Snarky Political Definitions

The English language is a wonderful gift, especially as it evolves and ascribes more and more subtleties to accepted words and terms. This dynamic is a hallmark of political dialogue.  Here are the annual entries by VoxFairax. Acostacision – covert… Read More ›

Restoring a Lost Vision for Economic Success

Our current President embraces the existing corporate mindset for the nation, accepting as unchangeable the trajectory of business and industrial decisionmaking. By accepting only “deals” as a currency of change or bare-knuckle tariffs as behavior modification of our trading partners,… Read More ›

Individual Rights, Freedom, and Society

One of the most difficult paths to navigate in governing is that of balancing individual rights and freedom with that of societal requirements. Last month [November4; Fear Rules, Health Suffers], VoxFairfax offered comment on the issue of mandatory vaccination. Recently, an… Read More ›


Fear of democracy permeated the concerns of the Founding Fathers, causing them to create constitutional structures to limit the potential for popular democracy to become the electoral engine of the new government. Senators selected by state governments; the institution today… Read More ›