justin fairfax

Jingo and Jaundice in Virginia History

July 2019 commenced a several-months’-long commemoration of the founding of Virginia’s Jamestown 400 years ago as “the first permanent English settlement in America,” according to website material (www.historicjamestowne.org). At the same time, the event intends to celebrate self-governance and democracy…. Read More ›

When in the Course of Human Hypocrisy . . .

The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) has announced that it rejected a contribution from the state’s lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax, and his PAC, to purchase a table at the organization’s forthcoming Blue Commonwealth Gala in June. Ostensibly, the reason is… Read More ›

HONORABLE GRIEF

It hurts. It’s like finding out that your favorite uncle spent years in prison before you were born. We worked for Ralph Northam: we canvassed for him, we voted for him, we contributed to his campaigns. We knew him personally. … Read More ›