politics

The Kraken Lawyers

Editors’ Note: Reposted from The New York Times, July 15, 2021. Not a few Americans have been questioning the apparent ethical lapses by the attorneys who filed legal briefs and motions in the 2020 election challenges. Their conduct continues to… Read More ›

Beyond Our Border

              TEXAS Sixty Democrats in the state’s lower house fled to Washington to deny a quorum to the Republican-dominated legislature determined to adopt repressive voting restrictions. The Lone Star State is slated to gain… Read More ›

Where Are They Today?

JAMES EARL “JIMMY” CARTER JR. Our 39th president of the United States (1977-1981), Jimmy Carter (as he was known and signed official documents) may be largely regarded as a better ex-president than POTUS. Serving  only one term, he was soundly… Read More ›

Hot Town, Summer in the City*

* Recorded by The Lovin’ Spoonful, written by John and Mark Sebastian, July 1966 “Hot town, summer in the city. Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty. Been down, isn’t it a pity, Doesn’t seem to be a shadow… Read More ›

Questioning Political Morality

By Frank Blechman In the last few weeks, I have spoken to several Democratic politicians and listened to speeches or read statements by Democratic candidates. Many times, I have heard exhortations to action from these folks, saying “If Republicans win… Read More ›

Myth, Fact, Ideology

With the exception of some diehard fans of conspiracy theories and QAnon addicts, there are few, if any, celebrations of the cacophony (perhaps magacophony is better) that presently envelops our civil discourse. Especially since the advent of universally available social… Read More ›

The Oxymoron of Criminal Justice

Crime has been a reality in society forever, and one seemingly immune to resolution, much less elimination. Whether motivated by need or want or emotion, criminal offenses may be inevitable. Offenses against persons and property have existed, as the Bible… Read More ›

Old Dominion, New Dynamics

History suggests that Virginia was named for the “Virgin Queen” Elizabeth I (d. 1603), while its nomination as “Old Dominion” is said to have arisen from Charles II’s (d. 1685) reign emphasizing a relationship with the English monarchy. Today, Virginia’s… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

IN NEED OF A BIGGER BOWL. . . . Setting a state record, a goldfish weighing in at nearly 4 pounds was recently caught at Hunting Creek near Alexandria indicating NOVA residential qualifications. As goldfish are not native to the… Read More ›