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Columns

  • Tax loopholes that subsidize export of American jobs closed

  • Tax loopholes that subsidize export of American jobs closed

  • Ensuring transparency in our government

  • Town Meeting

        I will be holding my quarterly town meeting from 10to 11:30 a. m. on Saturday, Aug. 21 at the Moneta Library.  Stop by with questions and comments.  This is an opportunity for me to learn your areas of interest and concern.  There is a lot happening in the county that will affect all citizens.

  • Is Robert Hurt reluctant to debate?

        Unless things changed after my deadline, there is still no agreement in place for televised debates in this year’s Fifth District Congressional race.

        Incumbent Democrat Tom Perriello has tried mightily to get a debate agreement from his main opponent’s campaign. But Republican Robert Hurt has resisted those efforts, first saying he’d accept a three-way debate and then changing his mind.

  • Time to turn the rascals out

        Back in 1994, Republicans won with their “Contract with America.” They didn’t do a very good job of doing what they promised and voters fired them for breach of contract in 2006.

        During the last 18 months, with one of their own in the White House, “Democrats” have carried out a liberal agenda that could best be described as a contract on America. Their achievements at imposing this agenda on us, whether we wanted it or not, is why they are in deep trouble as we move toward the November election.

  • Time to turn the rascals out

        Back in 1994, Republicans won with their “Contract with America.” They didn’t do a very good job of doing what they promised and voters fired them for breach of contract in 2006.

        During the last 18 months, with one of their own in the White House, “Democrats” have carried out a liberal agenda that could best be described as a contract on America. Their achievements at imposing this agenda on us, whether we wanted it or not, is why they are in deep trouble as we move toward the November election.

  • The message doesn't change

    There will be some changes this year as some 10,500 students head back to Bedford County Public Schools on Monday.

        For some, class sizes will be bigger; some class offerings have been eliminated all together. At some smaller elementary schools, some grades might even be combined in one class. It’s the new normal — not just for BCPS but for most school divisions across the commonwealth.

  • Keeping watch

    A new CBS sitcom, set to air on Thursday nights this fall, underscores the need for parents to take control of what their children watch and hear.

        “(Bleep) My Dad Says,” will star William Shatner, and the title, which actually uses a series of symbols to suggest an expletive, has drawn fire from the Parents Television Council. The PTC has sent letters out to more than 300 would-be advertisers of the show urging them not to support the show unless the title is changed.

  • Risking it all for freedom's sake

        A local veteran, a retired sergeant major with four decades of service, recently sent me an e-mail that showed that some people still appreciate us.