Voting

Letting the Sun Shine In

Amid All the Angst, There are Bright Spots While we may not be fully in the Age of Aquarius in terms of democratic values, there are some signs that voting folks seek the peace and harmony that enchanted us in… Read More ›

Ya Gotta Believe Your Common Sense!

In one of our earliest posts (April 6) “How a Minority and a Propaganda Blitz Elected a President,” we evaluated the results of the 2016 presidential election, focusing specifically on the margin of victory producing 75 Electoral College votes for… Read More ›

History Redux

Editors’ Note: Reprinted from an editorial in The Roanoke Times, December 15, 2018. In 1965, Nazi George Lincoln Rockwell got 1.2% of the vote–5,730 votes (including 346 in Fairfax County, the highest total in the Commonwealth) for Governor of Virginia Nazis… Read More ›

The Sanctuary Effect

For the most part, our major political parties define themselves by way of issues but their most concrete representation and identity occurs in the person of their candidates.  Each of the major political parties brags to the voter about the… 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 ›

Morality as Voting Qualification

It must be admitted that the right wing often crafts arguments that are persuasive, however contrary to common sense or democratic values. In the quiet of Falls Church, an organization called the Center for Equal Opportunity [CEO] generates propaganda for… Read More ›