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  • Reaganomics Succumbs to Reality

    Editors’ Note: Excerpted from Politico Magazine, November 23, 2019.    By Edward McClelland DIXON, Illinois—In the gift shop of the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home is a T-shirt bearing one of the 40th president’s best-known sayings: Government is not the solution to… Read More ›

  • Sunshine State Socialism

      Editors’ Note: Excerpted from The Washington Post, November 22, 2019. Baldwin FL voted 68% for Trump. Quoth the President, “Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country.” [State of the… Read More ›

  • Gone in 60 Seconds

  • Art and Women’s Suffrage in the Commonwealth

    By Nancy Alexander Simmons Imagine a Virginia Commonwealth University without VCUarts . . . or Richmond without the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. That could have been reality if not for Adèle Goodman Clark. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Clark came… Read More ›

  • When Imitation Is Merely Sardonic and Dangerous

    Sanctuary jurisdictions for immigrants became a target of this administration’s anti-immigrant activities and exaggerated as havens for criminals and criminal activities. The fact is that the term sanctuary reflects a very old and honorable tradition of protection or haven for… Read More ›

  • Death Be Not Proud

    Death be not proud: the opening words to Holy Sonnet X by the English poet John Donne (1572-1631) are generally interpreted by literary scholars as a prelude to the balance of the sonnet’s theme, asserting that death is truly powerless in… Read More ›

  • FedEx: No Taxes, No Thank You

    Editors’ Note: The results of the tax reform legislation for FedEx are a real-world example of wealth inequality and lobby influence. Readers should be aware that both FedEx and UPS as cited in this article have lobbied to hamper the… Read More ›

  • Suffer Slings and Arrows or Take Arms

    By Frank Blechman Most of us have seen or been in the middle of situation where two people or groups were fighting over some difference. And, most of the time, being sensible people, we try to get out of the… Read More ›

  • Double Oops!

    Few are unfamiliar with Rick Perry’s “oopsable” performance during the run-up to the Republican presidential primary during a debate in 2011. Perry was discussing his jobs and flat tax plan when he said, “And I will tell you, it is… Read More ›

  • APB for Commonwealth Menhaden

    On October 25, 2019, the Richmond Times-Dispatch—in an act of environmental and economic courage—reported by way of a guest author the curmudgeonly misdeeds of a Canadian enterprise allegedly over harvesting menhaden[1] from the Chesapeake Bay. The primary question of the… Read More ›