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  • Just Make a Deposit

  • Hot Town, Summer in the City*

    * Recorded by The Lovin’ Spoonful, written by John and Mark Sebastian, July 1966 “Hot town, summer in the city. Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty. Been down, isn’t it a pity, Doesn’t seem to be a shadow… Read More ›

  • Questioning Political Morality

    By Frank Blechman In the last few weeks, I have spoken to several Democratic politicians and listened to speeches or read statements by Democratic candidates. Many times, I have heard exhortations to action from these folks, saying “If Republicans win… Read More ›

  • Criminal Justice Is a Crime

  • Myth, Fact, Ideology

    With the exception of some diehard fans of conspiracy theories and QAnon addicts, there are few, if any, celebrations of the cacophony (perhaps magacophony is better) that presently envelops our civil discourse. Especially since the advent of universally available social… Read More ›

  • Old Dominion, New Dynamics

    History suggests that Virginia was named for the “Virgin Queen” Elizabeth I (d. 1603), while its nomination as “Old Dominion” is said to have arisen from Charles II’s (d. 1685) reign emphasizing a relationship with the English monarchy. Today, Virginia’s… Read More ›

  • The Oxymoron of Criminal Justice

    Crime has been a reality in society forever, and one seemingly immune to resolution, much less elimination. Whether motivated by need or want or emotion, criminal offenses may be inevitable. Offenses against persons and property have existed, as the Bible… Read More ›

  • Outside the Novahood

    FROM BORDER WALL TO NORFOLK What a change in administrations can mean! President Joe Biden is returning billions of dollars to a series of military projects, including funds to upgrade safety violations at a 64-year-old Norfolk Naval Shipyard building. The… Read More ›

  • Around the Novahood

    IN NEED OF A BIGGER BOWL. . . . Setting a state record, a goldfish weighing in at nearly 4 pounds was recently caught at Hunting Creek near Alexandria indicating NOVA residential qualifications. As goldfish are not native to the… Read More ›

  • Maximum to Keep Down the Minimum