Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences is a town and county seat of Sierra County in New Mexico, adopting its name from the popular radio show of the same name. The city changed its name from Hot Springs to Truth or Consequences as… Read More ›

Miyares Myopia

A catchy news headline about money in Australian politics captured the essence of the behavior of politicians: “If You Can Get Away With Things, You Do It.” Pundits and political scribes are often inclined to remind readers in a sober… Read More ›

Most Important Product

Over eight years, 1954-1962, Ronald Reagan, as spokes master for the popular TV series General Electric Theatre, opened each episode with an introduction that “Progress is our most important product.” While economists and other corporate pundits might agree on measures… Read More ›

Silence of the Lambs

On January 21, 2022, one day before the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Virginia’s new attorney general, by way of the state’s solicitor general, advised  SCOTUS that the landmark case was “wrongly decided” and that “Virginia is now of… Read More ›


COVID 19 has encouraged a number of alternate ways to cope with home confinement and selection of entertainment. Classic movies are easily and inexpensively available. On the Tuesday evening before the SCOTUS broadcast of oral argument on the Mississippi case… Read More ›

Book Ban Bumpus

In 1964 (Jacobellis v. Ohio), Justice Potter Stewart concluded that defining pornography was not only difficult but likely impossible, offering (with perhaps a sigh), “But I know it when I see it.”  At issue before the Court was an Ohio… Read More ›

The Road Ahead

It appears that  the Virginia Redistricting Commission (VRC) will not meet its timeline to produce  a set of electoral maps establishing new boundaries that are supposed to endure until the next census in 2030, in effect, a 10-year legacy. The… Read More ›