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  • Organizing for Gig Workers

    Editors’ Note: Excerpted from The New York Times, January 9, 2020, by David Gelles. As noted in last week’s  post regarding Eugene Scalia, the new Secretary of Labor, the decline of membership in union organizations accompanied by a rising gig… Read More ›

  • Around the NovaHood

    This new feature, Around the NovaHood, will appear periodically, containing brief items of interest from the greater Northern Virginia area. FORMER SASLAW CAMPAIGN WORKERS GET JAIL TERMS A former lawyer has been sentenced to over 7 years in prison for… Read More ›

  • BLOWOUT by Rachel Maddow

    Reviewed by Jim McCarthy Rachel Maddow is an uncontested star of MSNBC’s cable news and a powerhouse behind its ratings. In the opening pages of Blowout, she traces the history of ExxonMobil from the days of John D. Rockefeller setting… Read More ›

  • You Work So I Can Benefit

  • Political Mayhem Threatens Virginia

    When the Wall Street Journal and Antifa end up on the same side of an issue, we know reason and rationality have been replaced by fear and ideology. A December WSJ editorial piece parroted a bizarre and false right-wing clickbait… Read More ›

  • Brief Cases

    Brief Cases will be published occasionally to update information on previously published articles and/or to add comment upon them. Sometimes the content will be new, particularly as we deem the material to be of note. INSURMOUNTABLE PRICE TO PAY Last… Read More ›

  • Scalia Scion Socks it to the Worker

    Eugene Scalia was sworn in as the Secretary of Labor on September 30, 2019; he has wasted little time in fulfilling an anti-worker agenda at DOL on behalf of the President who campaigned as the friend of labor. VoxFairfax had… Read More ›

  • Why Indeed!

  • Fear of Falling Skies Grips Civic Cognition

    Chicken Little is an avatar for contemporary right-wing conspiracy advocates. The tiny bird’s erroneous apprehension of falling skies due to an acorn being dropped on his head, the tale goes, led to the demise of Little, Henny, Ducky, Goosey, and… Read More ›

  • The Rise of the Cyborgs

    By Frank Blechman The Christmas/New Year’s holiday offer an extended time for reflection. Driving to visit far-flung family and friends gave me even more. And, the visits provided a time to compare my thoughts with those of others. I took… Read More ›