RULE OF LAW

Right Person, Right Time

Shortly after noon on August 9, 1974, in the East Room of the White House, Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as the 38th president of the United States. His first words after taking the oath of office were “My… Read More ›

Popular Vote 2020: Implications

There is no dispute that the voter turnout in 2020 dwarfed that of 2016. The meaning of the turnout and the distribution of ballots by political party and by demographic constituency will interest pundits and party strategists for a very… Read More ›

Brief Cases

  VMI FORCED TO FACE RACISM AS EVENTS CASCADE Virginia Military Institute (VMI), founded in 1839 in Lexington, is facing perhaps the most seismic crisis of its existence. In 1996, former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for the… 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 ›

Balancing Political Power

By Frank Blechman The Founders were suspicious of concentrations of power. Their experience with a king had not been altogether good. The Royal Governors were a mixed lot. George Washington didn’t even like or trust his business agent in London… Read More ›

The Deep State and the Rule of Law

Despite the nefarious character attributed to the deep state, especially by the current administration, a closer examination of the concept reveals that, for good and sufficient reasons, there is a positive aspect to it. P45 entered the governing scheme of… Read More ›