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LOUDOUN INVITES UNIONS In the footsteps of Portsmouth (see last week’s VoxFairfax, Brief Cases), the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has invited unions to speak with county employees as a first step toward unionizing. Prior state law prohibited union organizing… Read More ›

Private Militias Are a Threat to All

Editors’ Note: Crossposted from The New York Times, October 8, 2020. By Mary B. McCord VoxFairfax has commented upon this issue on several occasions.  Across the nation, local sheriffs have offered sympathetic comments about private militias often encouraging their activities.  Sometimes… Read More ›

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NOVA CATHOLICS ADDRESS RACISM; TRUMP APPEALS TO THE FAITHFUL The Catholic Diocese of Arlington, which incudes 70 parishes throughout Northern Virginia, has established a 14-member council to advise its Bishop on racism and determine “actionable” ways to right the wrong… Read More ›

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WATER BALLOONS DAMPEN CIVIC DISCUSSION It was all set. Richmond residents, local elected officials, and community organizers gathered on the medians on Monument Avenue to discuss citywide issues, including public safety and criminal justice, mental health and healthcare, housing, and… Read More ›

ON TYRANNY Speaks to Us Again

Selma.  Chicago.  Charlottesville. Ferguson. Minneapolis. These are a few cities whose mention alone evokes painful memories of protest and repression. To that list can now be added Portland, which has witnessed federal forces for weeks acting like enforcers of foreign… Read More ›

Tough on Crime, Rough on Justice

It was August 1994 and Virginia Gov. George Allen’s administration had devised a vigorous “tough on crime” plan, estimated to cost $850 million, that would abolish parole, increase sentences for violent criminals by as much as 700 percent, and require… Read More ›

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UNFRATERNAL POLICE RIFT The Fairfax County Fraternal Order of Police is calling for the resignation of the county police chief over his handling of an incident involving a white police officer accused of using a stun gun last month on… Read More ›