Author: Quentin B. Fairchild (Quentin B. Fairchild)

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Flipping History

On February 14, Judge Amanda Wright Allen struck down Virginia’s marriage law as unconstitutional.  She began her opinion by quoting from a poetic commemorative address, then followed by incorrectly claiming that the phrase “all men are created equal” is found in the Constitution.  Thirty years ago, this would have earned Judge Wright the ire of...


Celebrating Defeat

“That is what we honor on days of national commemoration—those aspects of the American experience that are enduring. . . . It will be said of us that we kept that faith; that we took a painful blow, and emerged stronger.  ‘Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.’” So said...