Brief Cases

Brief Cases will be published occasionally to update information on previously published articles and/or to add comment upon them. Sometimes the content will be new, particularly as we deem the material to be of note. INSURMOUNTABLE PRICE TO PAY Last… Read More ›

It’s 1856 All Over Again

Immigration. Race. Demographic change. Political demagogy. That year’s presidential race had it all. What can it tell us about 2020? Will fear or demographics prevail? Editors’ Note: Excerpted from The New York Times, January 10, 2020. By Steve Inskeep On January… Read More ›

When are Coincidences Not Coincidences?

VoxFairfax has on a few occasions cited Gibbs’ rule #39 [yes, the NCIS protagonist] that there are no coincidences. On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court, in a moment of unfettered libertarianism, decided that corporations and unions could flood electioneering… Read More ›

Epic Rollback of Environmental Protections

Despite consistent criticism of this administration as lacking coherence or vision for many national issues, it has achieved a remarkable scorecard in eliminating environmental protections in laws and rules.   The 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act is facing a rollback,… Read More ›