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  • Surprise, Surprise….

    Editors’ Note: Excerpted from The New York Times, August 22, 2021. On August 2, VoxFairfax posted an article demonstrating that Americans owed $140 billion in medical debt. This excerpt details how even insured persons will incur debt for medical treatment. … Read More ›

  • AFTER THE FALL by Ben Rhodes

    Reviewed by Jim McCarthy The 44-year-old Rhodes became President Obama’s deputy national security adviser in 2009 following a stint as the candidate’s speechwriter beginning in 2007. Presently, he appears regularly as an MSNBC commentator and hosts a podcast entitled Pod… Read More ›

  • Passive Aggressive Politics

    As thousands more of the country’s residents succumb to the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, anti-vaccine resistance seems to harden or is bolstered with every specious counter-argument, especially by elected officials, and then mostly conservative Republicans. It’s almost as… Read More ›

  • Gerry’s Salamander

    It’s been more than 200 years since the first sighting of the salamander in Massachusetts in 1812, foisted upon the public by Elbridge Gerry. Over those two centuries, the creature has consumed or created countless millions of useless votes by… Read More ›

  • Wei-Chi (Advance and Retreat)

    By Frank Blechman Last week, the Virginia Supreme Court cleared the legal path for the Commonwealth to remove the last remaining Confederate statue (General Lee) on Richmond’s Monument Avenue. Also last week, US forces officially withdrew from Afghanistan. It is… Read More ›

  • Forever Wars

    Editors’ Note: Reposted from The New York Times, August 10, 2021. Occasionally, a book reviewer will provide the kind of insight that inspires interest to acquire the book. At the same time, some reviews, in and of themselves, contain ideas… Read More ›

  • They’re All Casualties

  • Around the Novahood

    SCOTS RETURN Scottish energy solutions company Aggreko plc will establish its data center division’s North American headquarters in Leesburg, according to Loudoun County’s economic development department. Headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, Aggreko provides temporary power generation and temperature control equipment. Home to… Read More ›

  • The Magic Word

    By Frank Blechman At a convivial (social) lunch the other day, one of my colleagues observed, “We’re all socialists here.” Mentally, I found myself asking, “What does he mean by that?” All of us at that table were old enough… Read More ›

  • Horses**t