National

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 ›

THE NIGHT FIRE by Michael Connelly

Book Review by Jim McCarthy I am not embarrassed to admit that I am a habitual fan of the genre of police procedurals, whether British, Italian, Canadian, or any other well-woven criminal investigation. Michael Connelly has developed an extensive franchise… Read More ›

Why We Have Not Killed All the Lawyers

The Industrial Revolution in the United States spawned vast wealth, manufacturing regions, and an array of commercial processes and products the envy of the rest of the world, as well as customers across the globe. Industrialization brought millions of immigrants… 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 ›