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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 ›

Emotions as Motivator

By Frank Blechman I am something of a policy nerd (good at analysis but lacking the charisma to be a wonk). I like to hear important policies discussed in detail, with backup materials available for further investigation. I spent enough… Read More ›

Hijacking America

Editors’ Note: From the New York Times, Book Review, print edition, August 23, 2020. EVIL GENIUSES The Unmaking of America: A Recent History By Kurt Andersen Reviewed By Anand Giridharadas Commentary: Occasionally we discover dynamic ideas in unexpected places, such… Read More ›

Trump Agonistes

Review by Michael Fruitman Dozens of books have been published about Donald Trump since the 2016 election, by journalists, political pundits, armchair psychologists, past associates, and more. A new one, titled simply Disloyal, by former Trump consigliere Michael Cohen, comes… Read More ›

Promises

By Frank Blechman Several months ago I wrote a column here expressing my concern that expectations for deep system changes were getting so high that elected officials would inevitably fail to meet the advocates’ demands. I worried that candidates and… Read More ›

Where Are They Today?

JOHNNY REID EDWARDS Better known as John, Edwards served as US Senator from North Carolina from 1999-2005, gaining the Democratic nomination for Vice President in 2004 as well as pursuing the presidential candidacy the same year. In 2008, Edwards campaigned… Read More ›

American Exceptionalism Today

The term “American exceptionalism” was coined by Alexis de Tocqueville in 1831 upon his first visit to the United States, noting that the new nation was different, based less upon history or ethnicity than shared common beliefs. Those beliefs, in… Read More ›