State

When in the Course of Human Hypocrisy . . .

The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) has announced that it rejected a contribution from the state’s lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax, and his PAC, to purchase a table at the organization’s forthcoming Blue Commonwealth Gala in June. Ostensibly, the reason is… Read More ›

MEET A VIRGINIAN: Dred Scott

Dred Scott was born into slavery in Southampton, Virginia, about 1795. He unsuccessfully sued for his freedom and that of his wife and their two daughters, in the Dred Scott v. Sandford [Scott’s owner] case of 1857. It is widely viewed… Read More ›

Individual Rights, Freedom, and Society

One of the most difficult paths to navigate in governing is that of balancing individual rights and freedom with that of societal requirements. Last month [November4; Fear Rules, Health Suffers], VoxFairfax offered comment on the issue of mandatory vaccination. Recently, an… Read More ›

MEET A VIRGINIAN: Virginia Dare

Child Becomes Alt-Right Icon Born in 1587 in the Roanoke Colony in what is now North Carolina, Virginia Dare was the first English child born in a New World English overseas possession; she was named after the territory of Virginia. What became of Virginia and the other colonists remains… Read More ›

To Be or Not To Be—Political

SCOTUS employs the dodge of “political question” when it decides not to decide an issue presented to it. Of late, the murky mask has been called into play on several occasions involving voting rights. But SCOTUS will decide on voting… Read More ›

Labor’s Love Lost in Last Place in Virginia

New data have emerged demonstrating what most observers of the Virginia economic and political scene have always known: the Commonwealth is unfriendly to organized labor in particular and to working families more generally. According to the Census Bureau, Virginia’s population… Read More ›