Pawn sacrifice: Justin Fairfax and the case for in-party impeachment.

Looking for a way out. Not finding one. Justin Fairfax is in a heap of trouble. A week ago, I praised him as the gallantly-named paladin that would ride in and save Virginia from the unearthed depredations of Governor Ralph Northam. Now I don’t even know if he’ll survive the weekend as lieutenant governor. What it […]

In politics, the cost of apologizing is astronomical.

Turtlenecks were cool then, right? I re-read my high school and college yearbooks this weekend. There I am with a full shock of hair and a career-prophetic Paul McCartney quote. There were some admittedly dorky things in there, a few surprises, and a bit of romantic awkwardness I wish I could scrub from my brain. But […]