Virginia’s Protest Sites

The protests across the nation in response to the deaths of Black Americans in questionable circumstances have occurred spontaneously and in remarkable sizes and geographic distribution. And all of them in just a few weeks since the murder of George… Read More ›

Being Numb, 2020

By Frank Blechman You may be familiar with an old vaudeville sketch in which a man is walking down a road when he sees another man hitting himself in the head with a hammer.  The first man approaches the second,… Read More ›

Brief Cases

MERCY FOR LAMESTREAMERS IN LIBERTY U SPAT Lynchburg prosecutors last week announced their decision not to pursue criminal charges against two journalists who Liberty University police accused of trespassing on campus while covering the school’s response to the coronavirus pandemic…. Read More ›

Vacuous VPAP Visuals Vex Viewers

The business of politics is very often fraught with hurly-burly, i.e. noisy confusion, tumult. Facts are even more often elusive or, at a minimum, subject to multiple interpretations, or spin, and, even on occasion, to being declared “alternative.” The Commonwealth’s… Read More ›

VA Inmates: Engine of Prison Capitalism

Editors’ Note: Sourced in part from the Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 9, 2020. In 1871, the Virginia Supreme Court declared that prisoners were “slaves of the state.” That edict has been emulated across the nation throughout its prison systems. Recently, the… Read More ›

Liberty: Thy Name in Vain

Institutions of higher learning are expected to promote free speech and the discussion of ideas from all viewpoints. This is what helps colleges and universities prepare students for life in a diverse community. It is also one of the foundations… Read More ›

Quackery with Canards

Recently, a prominent Virginia newspaper offered an editorial opinion that complemented the Virginia Senate for “slowing down” legislative approval of bills, thereby allowing “cooler heads” to prevail. Naturally, this opinion was supported by selections from the Founding Fathers with respect… Read More ›

Brief Cases

Brief Cases is published occasionally to update information on previously published articles and/or to add comment upon them. Sometimes the content will be new, particularly as the material is deemed to be of note. CUCCINELLI APPOINTMENT TO TOP IMMIGRATION JOB… Read More ›