Trouble in Richmond City

                    In The Music Man, Harold Hill, a consummate con artist, arrives in River City to dupe its residents with his moneymaking schemes. Despite a complete absence of musical ability, he… Read More ›

You Must Remember This . . .

The adage that politicians rely upon the short memory span of voters allowing candidates to renew dead-letter issues and statements from the past or repeat by repackaging issues has not disappeared from the politisphere. Within the universe of civil dialogue,… Read More ›

Outside the Novahood

LORD SUES CHRISTIAN U. A third-year law student at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Jamie Lord, is one of over 40 students suing the US Department of Education for allowing sex-based discrimination by institutions receiving Title IX funds. The law… Read More ›

Throw Da Bums Out

Voters in Northern Virginia are having their choices for elective office challenged by several recall efforts involving school board and county attorney/prosecutor officials. Not surprisingly, the recalls have strong under- and overtones of politics, the type being nurtured as stalking… Read More ›

Empty Chair, Empty Suit

This month, Virginia’s GOP candidate for governor declined for a second time to face his opponent. The latest is a debate sponsored by AARP Virginia, called the People’s Debate, perhaps the largest and most widely viewed broadcast. Earlier in July,… Read More ›

Voting: Right or Privilege?

This nation’s overloaded politisphere of dialogue is far too often populated with terms and phrases that are loosely employed or used interchangeably, sometimes hyperbolically. Rebellion and revolution are examples, sometimes accompanied by terrorist, insurrectionist, or tourist. Thus, while Nathaniel Bacon’s… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

ASSOL PROF SUES GMU OVER VACCINE MANDATE Calling George Mason University’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate “unnecessarily coercive and unconstitutional,” the nonprofit New Civil Liberties Alliance has brought suit against the school on behalf of one of its law professors. The lawsuit… Read More ›


Earlier this month (July 19), VoxFairfax reported that a Virginia not-for-profit partnered with a New York-based not-for-profit (RIP Medical Debt) to eradicate $278 million owed by Virginians and Tennesseans. The relief covered over 26,000 Commonwealth residents. The project was spearheaded… Read More ›

Fast Food Fantasia

By Frank Blechman Despite my advanced age and vast experience, I was shocked (SHOCKED!, I say) this past week to hear one of my colleagues expressing disdain for fast food. He used terms such as “unpalatable” to describe cuisine of… Read More ›