National

Who Needs Bureaucracy?

News junkies would be hard pressed to recall praise from an elected official over the work of a federal bureau. Sometimes, and sometimes not, during hurricane season, FEMA is lauded for its relief and rescue efforts. However, a walk through… Read More ›

Where Are They Today?

ALBERT ARNOLD GORE, JR. It was January 6, 2001. Vice President Al Gore presided over a joint session of Congress in the House chamber, officially tallying the electoral votes that made George W. Bush the next president and himself a… Read More ›

Imitation Is Not Always Flattery

ActBlue is the principal not-for-profit (NFP) fundraising arm of the Democratic Party, both nationally and locally. It was launched in 2004 to function as a mechanism to finance liberal causes, particularly political campaigns, and rapidly became a phenomenal success, particularly… Read More ›

Beyond Our Border

Editors’ Note: VoxFairfax decided to supplement the geographical view of our features Around the Novahood and Beyond the Novahood by introducing a new feature intended as a reminder that, beyond the Commonwealth, there exists another universe of events of interest. Many… Read More ›

Pence NOVA Popup

Likely below the radar of most, the former Vice President Mike Pence had a recent popup appearance in NOVA, Reston specifically. The town’s–and one of the nation’s–preeminent nucleus of conservative values, activities, and communication, the Young America’s Foundation (formerly known… Read More ›

The Future of the Culture Wars

The term culture in a society has been parsed as shared patterns of behavior and interaction, cognitive constructs, and affective understandings that are learned through a process of socialization. In the United States, the cognitive constructs of most people about… Read More ›

Lex Obscura

We concocted the term “lex obscura” (law in a darkened enclosure) to describe the distance a word or term may have traveled or matured from creation to contemporary usage. In the fallout from hundreds of pieces of legislation introduced across… Read More ›