FREE SPEECH

An Old Dominion Memory Box

The march and rally to “Unite the Right” occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. One individual – Heather Heyer – was killed when a march participant drove his car into a crowd. In the evening of the march, tiki-torch-bearing… Read More ›

The Separatists Among Us

Up to the presidential election in 2016, this democratic nation appeared capable of sustaining what has often been sharp, energetic political divides. Increasingly, however, that division, those divides, have morphed into separatism not unlike that of the secession of states… Read More ›

Fox News Can Be Harmful to Your Mind

Editors’ Note: Your VoxFairfax editors read a large number of news articles, including those of Fox News, to ensure being informed by an array of differing opinions. The article parsed and dissected herein was selected particularly as a sample of… Read More ›

Briefly Noted

VA CAVE MEN, CIRCA 2021 As thefts go, this one is really different. Two Shenandoah Valley men have been charged with breaking into Endless Caverns, just south of New Market, and stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of speleothems–rock formations. The… Read More ›

We All Live in a Crowded Submarine

In March 1919 (Schenck v. US), Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes penned the oft-quoted phrase certifying that “falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic” was speech that Congress could prohibit and prosecute offenders. The defendant Schenck… Read More ›

Freedom and Respect

By Frank Blechman In the last few weeks, I have written about why I think the statewide Democratic majority is more fragile than it might appear. I have said that it is very risky to gamble that a candidate can… Read More ›

Fear and Loathing in Our Civic Culture

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream is a 1971 novel by Hunter S. Thompson narrating a drug-fueled, dystopic experience as a critique of the American dream and the 1960s counter-culture. Thompson attempted to summarize… Read More ›