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The Case for Impeachment

Since its inception some 15 months ago, VoxFairfax has positioned itself as a marketplace of ideas, eschewing political horse races and candidate endorsements in favor of presenting broader themes raised by such events, including cultural impact and voting. Sometimes, however,… Read More ›

Loudoun County Learns its History of Lynching

Editors’ Note: Crossposted from The Loudoun Times-Mirror, June 21, 2019. The unveiling of the memorial on June 19th was significant, as Juneteenth, as it is called, commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas, emancipating the… Read More ›

When Defending Vaccines Gets Ugly

By Jeneen Interlandi. Crossposted and excerpted from The New York Times, June 2, 2019 Dr. Peter Hotez has devoted his career to making vaccines more widely available. He routinely gets attacked for it. Dr. Peter Hotez at the Baylor College of… Read More ›

Jail for Good Samaritans

Political polling and news interviews often reveal that voters for the President in 2016 believed he would “shake things up” and cause government to be more responsive to the needs of the citizenry. The nation’s troublesome immigration policies were and… Read More ›

A Modest Proposal

In 1729, Jonathan Swift satirically described his modest proposal to sell poor Irish children as food to eliminate them as a burden to the public and their parents. There are other modest proposals that are far less gruesome and terrifying… Read More ›