Voting

The Power of the Vice Presidency

By Frank Blechman This coming week, presumptive Democratic nominee for President Joe Biden will announce his eagerly awaited selection for a running mate. The media and many political watchers will immediately analyze and interpret his pick as an indication of… Read More ›

ON TYRANNY Speaks to Us Again

Selma.  Chicago.  Charlottesville. Ferguson. Minneapolis. These are a few cities whose mention alone evokes painful memories of protest and repression. To that list can now be added Portland, which has witnessed federal forces for weeks acting like enforcers of foreign… Read More ›

Demon Seed

Few are likely to recall the statement by Rod Rosenstein, then Deputy Attorney General, in an October 26, 2017, radio interview in which he stated: “I don’t believe they’d [voters] be influenced by ads posted by foreign governments.” Naïve?  Perhaps.  … Read More ›

SCOTUS Betrayals

At a White House stag dinner in February 1954, while the Brown v. Board case was still under consideration (issued three months later), President Dwight D. Eisenhower took Earl Warren by the arm and asked him to consider the perspective of… Read More ›

ABCs of Limiting the Electoral College

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from Vox.com, July 21, 2020. VoxFairfax has posted over a dozen articles on the Electoral College, the first at our launch on March 25, 2018. With less than 100 days until the next presidential election, anxious concerns about… Read More ›

Where Are They Today?

JOHNNY REID EDWARDS Better known as John, Edwards served as US Senator from North Carolina from 1999-2005, gaining the Democratic nomination for Vice President in 2004 as well as pursuing the presidential candidacy the same year. In 2008, Edwards campaigned… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

UNFRATERNAL POLICE RIFT The Fairfax County Fraternal Order of Police is calling for the resignation of the county police chief over his handling of an incident involving a white police officer accused of using a stun gun last month on… Read More ›

Is the Virginia GOP Doomed?

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from the Roanoke Times, July 8, 2020. When state Sen. Amanda Chase announced in February that she would seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2021, a senior Republican legislator put out an unusual statement: “Amanda just… Read More ›

Hard Right Worries Virginia GOP

Editors’ Note: Sourced from Virginia Mercury, June 23, 2020. By Graham Moomaw U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman, the only Republican victor in Virginia’s four competitive congressional races in 2018, was just ousted by conservative constituents upset he officiated a gay wedding. Riggleman claims… Read More ›

Great Expectations Face VA Dems

By Frank Blechman Democratic leaders in the Virginia General Assembly have created a trap for themselves, from which I see no easy way out. Because of the economic disruption of the novel coronavirus, revenue projections made six months ago for… Read More ›