National

RBG Shines in Dissent

Editors’ Note: Adapted from Vox, September 18, 2020. One of the most compelling examples of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s devotion to equality and the rule of law is her dissent in the 2013 case Shelby County… Read More ›

Rara Civis [Rare Citizen]

By Frank Blechman The polls say that although the creature is rare (less than 5% of the voting population), there is still such a thing as an “undecided voter.” Maybe the quarantine is keeping me too isolated, but I have… Read More ›

Responsibility v. Immunity

Few, if any, will deny that each individual owes some duty of care to neighbors and the community at large. That responsibility may be expressed in a myriad of ways including, among others, paying taxes, voting, respecting street and road… Read More ›

Voting in a Pandemic

By Frank Blechman At the end of last week, the first absentee ballots were sent out here in Virginia. In Fairfax County alone, more than 100,000 have already been requested; in Loudoun, over 40,000. For comparison, in the entire 2016… Read More ›

Never Fading Away

On April 11, 1951, President Harry Truman relieved General Douglas MacArthur of his command of the United Nations forces defending South Korea following a number of critical statements by MacArthur of the Commander-in-Chief’s policy decisions. Eight days later, the General… Read More ›

RIP RBG

In Memoriam We mourn the passing of a giant in American legal jurisprudence, a trailblazing champion of women’s rights and the making of a society that would treat all people as equals, who was also beloved by millions as the… Read More ›

The Chronicles of a Presidency

It is unlike the question “Where were you on 9/11/2001?” to remember where you were on the day the latest P45 shocker was issued. In the past 1,300+ days since his inauguration, this President, according to The Washington Post, has… Read More ›