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Columns

  • "Democrats" gift to the GOP

        The “Democrats” reaction, in the wake of last month’s election reminds me of how the Republicans reacted to the election of 2006. They couldn’t quite figure out what happened to them, wandered around on the freeway in a daze, and got run over by another electoral 18-wheeler in 2008.

  • The Christmas Account

    And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

        (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
        And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
        And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

  • Eligibility requirements for veteran’s benefits

  • Permanent fix to Medicare reimbursement rates needed

    Last week, Congress took an important step to make sure that our senior citizens can continue to see their doctors for care by protecting the reimbursement rates for doctors who participate in the Medicare system. The House passed bipartisan legislation that blocks the 25% cut in Medicare payments to doctors that could have gone into effect on December 31, which will ensure seniors and military families will be able to continue to see their doctors. This legislation is fully paid for and now goes to the President for his signature.

  • Restoring integrity to our judicial system

    It is a rare occasion when the U.S. Congress impeaches a federal judge and removes the accused from the bench.  Indeed, only 8 federal judges have been removed from office in our nation’s history.  However, when evidence emerges that an individual is abusing his judicial office for his own advantage, the integrity of the judicial system becomes compromised, and the Congress has the duty to investigate the matter and take the appropriate actions to end the abuse and restore confidence in the judicial system.

  • GOP message: Get rich or starve?

        Republicans won’t take over the House officially until the next Congress is sworn in after the New Year. But they’ve already tipped their hand.

        After their election victories in November, they let it be known that they would absolutely go to the mat to get tax relief for the wealthiest Americans.
        The so-called Bush tax cuts have not produced the jobs we were told they would. If they had, we certainly would not have the very high unemployment numbers we’ve seen for many months now.

  • Liberal Syndrome

        I’ve often thought of liberals as being intellectually challenged. Then, a couple of months ago I saw  there is evidence that being liberal is caused by a genetic defect. A medical study, which appeared in The Journal of Politics this past fall, indicated that people with a specific variant of the DRD4 gene were more likely to be liberal as adults. Maybe somebody should start a campaign to find a cure for Liberal Syndrome. A liberal asylum has already been established for these poor souls. It’s called San Francisco.

  • Third time’s the charm

    After losing two battles in federal court, including one challenge from Liberty University, foes to President Obama’s health care legislation won an important victory Monday in federal court in Richmond.

        It’s just a first step in what will certainly be a decision that will end up before — and be made by—the U.S. Supreme Court. Still, the fact that Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was able to land the first blow to the massive and unpopular health care overhaul passed this year by Congress, is welcome news.

  • We must not let anything happen to stifle the growth

    Last week, Congress completed several pieces of overdue legislation to provide economic relief for the middle class and the unemployed, approve adequate reimbursements for doctors under Medicare, and to censure a senior legislator following an ethics investigation. In the weeks remaining in the 111th Congress, we have an opportunity and obligation to complete meaningful work on job creation and economic relief for working families, on a bipartisan basis wherever possible.

  • Tax increases are not the way to rebuild our economy

    The American people continue to face one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history.  The latest unemployment numbers mark the 16th consecutive month that our nation’s unemployment rate has been at or above 9.5 percent – the longest period since the Great Depression.  Unfortunately, these are numbers that the American people are all too familiar with and yet the Democrats in Congress continue to pursue an agenda that will further threaten American job creators and families.