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  • Stats, Facts, & Meaning

  • Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Show ‘Em

    By Frank Blechman Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York has emerged in news coverage of the corona-virus pandemic as one of the most trusted, most credible, even most likable public officials. Those who have known him for a long time… Read More ›

  • Know When to Hold ‘Em . . .

  • Red Canards Survive Extinction

    Often, we are numbed by the “slings and arrows” launched by politicians opposing or supporting a particular position. Then, sometimes, a deeper dive into the weeds from which the assaults are blasted into media space produces surprising results. Recent trench… Read More ›

  • Committing to Economic Dignity

    Editors’ Note: Excerpted from The New York Times, April 26, 2020. By Gene B. Sperling Mr. Sperling was the national economic adviser to Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. He is also the author of the forthcoming book “Economic Dignity.”… Read More ›

  • Beyond Reasonable Doubt

    For nearly 300 years following its founding until 1909, Virginia’s capital punishment preference was hanging. Up to 1918, another 90 individuals were dispatched by lynching, sometime characterized by the euphemistic term “extra-judicial” procedure. In a race to lead, Virginia has… Read More ›

  • Brief Cases

    NEW YORK ER DOCTOR, CHARLOTTESVILLE  NATIVE, A SUICIDE COVID VICTIM Dr. Lorna M. Breen, the medical director of the emergency department at New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, committed suicide in Charlottesville, where she was staying with family, reported her father, also… Read More ›

  • Mikey Doesn’t Like It

  • Goin’ Outta My Mind

    As some of our fellow citizens intentionally suffer through the daily White House press briefings, some actually pay attention to the pronouncements from P45, especially those not read verbatim from the TelePrompter. Faux News, 45’s network of choice, also publishes… Read More ›

  • Around the Novahood

    NRA LEGAL COSTS ARE $100 MILLION According to a secret recording of its January board meeting obtained by NPR, the Fairfax-based gun lobby’s multiple legal conundrums have consumed $100 million so far–a more than tidy sum for the not-for-profit. CEO… Read More ›