National

In Case You Forgot . . .

Editors’ Note: We deeply respect the attention of voters and our readers to issues, but are also sensitive to the reality that the speed and volume of news and the news cycle tend to overwhelm each of us. Therefore, VoxFairfax… Read More ›

Sense and Nonsense

In his State of the Union address on January 28, 1988, President Ronald Reagan stated to great laughter that “…the Federal Government declared a war on poverty, and poverty won.” On July 12, 2018, the White House Council of Economic… Read More ›

MORALITY IN GOVERNANCE: TRUTH-TELLING

We recently wrote about morality in governance, asserting that—aside from religion—there exists a core of secular morality that the public and its civic culture expects elected leaders to adhere to. One precept that lately seems to be severely tested is… Read More ›

Integrity Lives–If You Look for It

Who’s Calling the Shots in State Politics? Michigan lawmakers go public with their finances in effort to boost state integrity Michigan is the only state with a full-time legislature that doesn’t require lawmakers to fill out annual disclosure forms. By Kristian… Read More ›

Somewhere in Time . . .

July 16, 1945: First atomic bomb is tested July 17, 1918: Romanovs executed July 17, 1955: Disneyland opens July 17, 1996: TWA Flight 800 explodes over Long Island July 18, 1925: Hitler publishes Mein Kampf July 19, 1799: Rosetta Stone… Read More ›

‘We’re America, Bitch’: Breast Milk and the Swamp

Although the current foreign policy of the United States was not formally announced until June 11, 2018, in The Atlantic Daily [https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/06/a-senior-white-house-official-defines-the-trump-doctrine-were-america-bitch/562511/] to be We’re America, Bitch, the doctrine had been evident to observers for some time. Now, reports have… Read More ›

Not So Long Ago . . .

July 9,   1777: NY elects its first governor, Brig. Gen. George Clinton.                 1877: First Wimbledon Tournament held.                2011: South Sudan gains its independence. July 10, 1940: Battle of Britain… Read More ›