Trump Light, Dark, or Bock

In November, Virginians rendered the verdict that Republicans should dominate statewide offices and enjoy a majority in the House of Delegates. The Governor-elect (but not so much his companion statewide candidates) performed an elaborate ballroom dance to distance his candidacy… Read More ›

The New Conservative Pyrite

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from The New York Times, July 26, 2019. Pyrite is more commonly known as fool’s gold. By Bret Stephens Frederick H. Hayek, whose thoughts used to count for something among well-educated conservatives, made short work of nationalism as… Read More ›

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 ( At the same time, the event intends to celebrate self-governance and democracy…. Read More ›