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ERIC IVAN CANTOR Eric Cantor was House Majority Leader from 2011 to 2014, before being unceremoniously bumped from Congress in a primary in his Richmond, Virginia, district, where he had served since 2001. The unexpected loss was a Guinness record… Read More ›

Outside the Novahood

LAST CHANCE TO DO A GREEN GOOD DEED A green cemetery could become an interment option in Central Virginia. The owners of Panorama Farms are hoping to add a natural burial ground to their property in Albemarle County. Green burial… Read More ›

Puzzling Irony

By Frank Blechman I like irony as much as the next guy. When my expectations are contradicted by reality, I laugh at my foolishness and stop to reexamine my assumptions. On a good day, I actually learn something. However, last… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

LEESBURG, LOUDOUN JOIN TO ALLOW PUBLIC UNIONS The Loudoun County government voted to write an ordinance enabling collective bargaining among some county employees. Collective bargaining for state employees remains forbidden under the 1977 ban; the new law permits localities to… Read More ›

Virginia Trumpometer

VoxFairfax is indebted to the Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP) for its continued publication of data concerning the Commonwealth’s political landscape. On May 5 (Cinco de Mayo), VPAP published a visual tracking data of individual donors to the presidential campaign… Read More ›

Subtle Perpetuators of Inequity

From inception, the nation’s criminal justice system has had an unhealthy set of roots in slavery and racism. A sample of that codex is found in the 13th Amendment, passed in 1865, which declared slavery unconstitutional but hedged with “except… Read More ›

Dillon Rule Rules

That the Commonwealth is a “Dillon Rule” state is a fact of reality cognitively and consciously known to only a small population of residents and geeks who author or edit blogs on politics. In short, the rule means that local… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

LOUDOUN  DUSTUPS OVER RACE AND EDUCATION INTENSIFY A group of Loudoun County parents is trying to oust six members of the school board because of an ongoing feud over “critical race theory.” The group, the Fight for Schools PAC, is… Read More ›

Commonwealth Metamorphosis

By Frank Blechman Virginia’s leaders have lately been basking in positive publicity for being “the first state in the South” to do this or that. First to end the death penalty. First to legalize recreational marijuana. First to end choke… Read More ›