Presidential Merchandising Campaigns

In today’s issue of VoxFairfax, Frank Blechman eruditely explains the rationale of political campaigns in fundraising tactics and strategies. Somberly, Blechman says, merchandising by candidates works. Somehow, though, it feels far too much like shopping in a Dollar Store. It’s… Read More ›

Electoral Turnout Dynamics

As the above VPAP visual illustrates, turnout was all-important in last month’s election. It was the highest it’s been in the past 20 years, 7 percentage points higher than the next-highest level, in 1999.  The Commonwealth records 5,628,989 registered voters… Read More ›

Cruel and Unusual

Every so often a newspaper report presents information that prompts head scratching and/or the question: what was the thinking here? No one would dispute that our prison or, more precisely, corrections system, is both overcrowded and in need of deep… Read More ›

Reaganomics Succumbs to Reality

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from Politico Magazine, November 23, 2019.    By Edward McClelland DIXON, Illinois—In the gift shop of the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home is a T-shirt bearing one of the 40th president’s best-known sayings: Government is not the solution to… Read More ›

Sunshine State Socialism

  Editors’ Note: Excerpted from The Washington Post, November 22, 2019. Baldwin FL voted 68% for Trump. Quoth the President, “Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country.” [State of the… Read More ›