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  • What Does Pro-Life Mean?

    By Barbara Baum Levine Dear “Pro-Lifer”: Consider carefully what “pro-life” actually means and whether YOU actually fit its description: People who are pro-life do not support forcibly separating children from their parents and imprisoning them in unspeakable conditions, all because… Read More ›

  • I Spend All Day Here . . .

  • Brief Cases

    COVID AND DEMOGRAPHICS ALTER POLITICAL DYNAMICS In Virginia, as of 10/02, early in-person voting reached 362,000, while mail ballots numbered 278,710, for a total of 640,710 in the first two weeks of voting. Over 749,000 mail ballot requests remain outstanding…. Read More ›

  • Deja Vu All Over Again

    The 1981 gubernatorial contest in New Jersey promised to be something of a referendum on the Reagan administration elected the prior year. In the summer of 1981, the Republican National Committee (RNC) sent an operative named John A. Kelly to… Read More ›

  • And the Children Shall Lead Them . . .

  • Kenosha, Wisconsin, Migrates to the Commonwealth

    Editors’ Note: Reposted from the Harrisonburg Citizen, September 18, 2020. Two protesters were killed and one wounded in Kenosha, Wisconsin, by a self-styled “protector of the community” armed with an automatic weapon who had traveled from his home in Illinois…. Read More ›

  • RBG Shines in Dissent

    Editors’ Note: Adapted from Vox, September 18, 2020. One of the most compelling examples of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s devotion to equality and the rule of law is her dissent in the 2013 case Shelby County… Read More ›

  • Rara Civis [Rare Citizen]

    By Frank Blechman The polls say that although the creature is rare (less than 5% of the voting population), there is still such a thing as an “undecided voter.” Maybe the quarantine is keeping me too isolated, but I have… Read More ›

  • Responsibility v. Immunity

    Few, if any, will deny that each individual owes some duty of care to neighbors and the community at large. That responsibility may be expressed in a myriad of ways including, among others, paying taxes, voting, respecting street and road… Read More ›

  • Around the Novahood

    ‘UNIQUELY HARMED’ DELEGATE UNIQUELY PEDESTRIAN Del. Dave LaRock, R-Loudoun, claims that he has been “uniquely harmed” by executive actions taken by the state’s Safety and Health Codes Board, Gov. Ralph Northam, and state Health Commissioner Dr. Norman Oliver in July,… Read More ›