• Protecting life from the start
  • Constitution Day reminds us of our founding principles

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Last week, we marked the 228th anniversary of the signing of our United States Constitution. As we paused to reflect on the meaning of this remarkable document, we were again reminded of its vital purpose and the nation that our framers envisioned.


  • A matter of conscience

        I often urge people to read Rick Howell’s Liberal Agenda because he gives a good example of liberal thinking. His writing gives you a good understanding of why voting for the candidates he endorses is unwise. Last week he also backed up my contention that liberals are hypocrites.

  • With Trump, GOP reaping what it’s sown

        As many political observers continue to scratch our heads over the appeal of Donald Trump, maybe we’ve been missing something that is right in front of us.
        Trump is essentially a one-issue candidate, and that issue of course is illegal immigration. Aside from his obvious self-love and hyper self-promotion, he’s only let one other trend emerge: he clearly doesn’t think much of women.

  • Wandering into a swamp

        WDBJ7 is the station I normally watch. Most mornings I watch their Mornin’ show so I’ve seen Alison Parker many times. I thought she was a talented reporter who did a great job and had a wonderful on-air personality. It also helped that she was very pretty and ended her stories with a really cute smile.

  • Kentucky clerk needs a new career

        The religious right has a new hero!
    She is Kim Davis, the Clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, who, at this writing, was in jail.
        That’s because she had been held in Contempt of Court by a conservative federal judge, appointed by George W. Bush, for refusing to issue perfectly legal marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Changing the world with the Girl Scouts!

    By Samantha Houck
    Ambassador Girl Scout
    11th grade JFHS

        What first comes to your mind when you think of Girl Scouts?

  • House advances Secret Service reforms

    Restoring the trust that the American people must have in the vital tasks that the Secret Service carries out every day is critical. The Secret Service has two primary missions: criminal investigations and protection of the President, Vice-President, and other dignitaries. As a result, the agency is entrusted with protecting some of our most valuable assets as a nation. This is an extremely difficult, high-profile mission, for which there is no margin for error. 


  • Fighting against the Iran Nuclear Agreement

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    For many weeks now, the House and the Senate have been carefully reviewing the nuclear agreement the Obama Administration and the nations of China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United Kingdom reached with Iran in July.  On our Main Street Tour, I heard from many Fifth District Virginians who are sincerely concerned about this agreement, and I share these concerns.


  • Hoist by her own petard