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Riggelman’s Revanche Rhetoric

  What is a native Virginian? A Native American who was here before settlers? An African American who was shanghaied to Virginia? A settler who emigrated from England? Born in the USA is a Constitutional requirement to serve as President…. Read More ›

Trump Campaign Buying Black Support

Is this the new “walking around money”? Politico reported (01/29/2020) about a Trump-connected group called Urban Revitalization Coalition (URC) that sponsored an “economic empowerment” event in Cleveland in December where some attendees were selected to receive cash gifts for their… Read More ›

Virginia Union Members Witness Benefits

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from the Daily Press, February 2, 2020. Contrary to the policy views of political and business leaders, working folk favor union membership and fully understand the benefits. Many recent polls indicate a majority of Americans favor unions…. Read More ›

Brief Cases

Brief Cases is published occasionally to update information on previously published articles and/or to add comment upon them. Sometimes the content will be new, particularly as the material is deemed to be of note. PRIVILEGE EXERCISED, JUSTICE DENIED The adage… Read More ›

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 ›