anti semitism

The Replacements

1 To some, the term “replacements” will evoke a smile recollecting the 2000 motion picture comedy starring Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman about a group of misfits recruited to play professional football. However, there are advocates of a sociopolitical replacement… Read More ›

Whistling Dixie

Whistling Dixie originates from the concept that an impossible or improbable goal will come true or be believed by the listener. While “dog whistle” relates to sound that may be received only by dogs, political dog whistles are intended to… Read More ›

Cooch on American Values

Any review of the career of Ken Cuccinelli tends to affirm UVA politics expert Larry Sabato’s comment in 2010, “You can only conclude that he enjoys being the center of pointless controversy.” Cooch was born in New Jersey but has… Read More ›

Pittsburgh Reflections One Year Later

Editors’ Note: Originally published  last year on the occasion of the attack at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Congregation on October 27, 2018. The nation continues to experience a rise in hate crimes. By Mark Levine, Virginia House of Delegates (D-45,… Read More ›


By Michael Fruitman Editors’ Note: This op-ed/column is a personal opinion piece by Mr. Fruitman. I am a Jew. An American Jew. I once believed that anti-Semitism belonged to a bygone era. And certainly would never be espoused by a President… Read More ›

History Redux

Editors’ Note: Reprinted from an editorial in The Roanoke Times, December 15, 2018. In 1965, Nazi George Lincoln Rockwell got 1.2% of the vote–5,730 votes (including 346 in Fairfax County, the highest total in the Commonwealth) for Governor of Virginia Nazis… Read More ›

Pittsburgh Reflections

By Mark Levine, Virginia House of Delegates (D-45, Alexandria). Reprinted with permission. I am a Jew. I know some want to take my life For being a Jew. I learned about Anne Frank When I was just five years old…. Read More ›