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Columns

  • Unilateral, unconstitutional immigration actions must be stopped

    Reading the Constitution isn’t something many Americans do on a daily basis. However, in light of President Obama’s announcement that he will act unilaterally to change our immigration laws and shield five million unlawful immigrants from immigration enforcement, perhaps we should take a look at our founding document for a refresher. Article 1 Section 1 of the Constitution states that “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.” The Congress, not the President, has the power to legislate.

  • Hearing finds more Secret Service reforms needed

    At a recent House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing, Acting Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy called the security lapses that allowed an armed man to jump the fence and enter the White House “devastating.” That is a sentiment I agree with wholeheartedly.

     

  • Remember, we are all immigrants

        President Obama’s recent actions on protecting some five million illegal immigrants has sparked much acknowledgment across the country that the immigration problem needs a compassionate solution.
        Among conservatives, however, the reaction has been predictably hysterical. The president is “a dictator.” He’s “destroying America.” He has laid waste to nothing less than “the American way of life.”

  • Justice was done

        It’s true that black people in America have a long history of being exploited. They were originally brought to America to provide slave labor on tobacco plantations in Virginia. Later this expanded to the cotton plantations in the deep South after Eli Whitney made improvements to the cotton gin that made it work with the variety of cotton that would grow in inland areas.

  • Spotlight on Agriculture--Virginian’s top industry

    By Donald E. Lewis
    Goode

        I was an Organic Dairy Farmer starting in 1950. It was in the years when all the chemical fertilizers were well established starting in 1940.

  • A grave injustice

    By Martin Leamy
    Reba, Virginia

        On 13 November 2014, the students, parents and teachers of Thaxton Elementary School suffered a grave injustice. 

  • Obama acts correctly on immigration


    Progressives are heartened by the recent actions of President Barack Obama, who seems to have found his liberal soul again after losses in the historically-low turnout election this year.
        Yes, the so-called “Republican wave” was produced by the lowest voter turnout in America since 1942. That’s right: 1942. Google it if you don’t believe me.
        Essentially, the turnout this year was white, male and Republican.

  • Whatever they want to call it
  • Recognizing the sacrifice of our nation’s veterans

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

     

  • It’s time to get back to work

    You’ve probably heard the old phrase, “good things come to those who wait.” Well, the American people have been waiting over six years for the construction of the. I’d say that’s long enough, wouldn’t you?