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Columns

  • Reversing the diminishing workforce

    The reality of our frustrating jobs outlook in the United States must be addressed. The most recent monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that while the unemployment rate decreased to 6.7 percent in December, only 74,000 people found jobs and labor force participation fell once again. Last month, 347,000 Americans dropped out of the workforce, driving the Labor Force Participation Rate – a measure of those who are employed or unemployed and actively looking for work – to 62.8 percent. This represents its lowest level since the Carter Administration in 1978.

  • The winter yields a little entertainment

  • Ending empire: A vision for the future

    For a long time now, conservatives have been shouting “Benghazi, Benghazi” at the top of their lungs, asserting that the deaths there of the U.S. Ambassador and others represent a great crime of President Obama.
        Surely, they claim, the entire episode was the fault of an administration asleep at the wheel in the face of yet another Al Qaeda attack. They even allege a “cover-up” of the truth.

  • Rebuilding the Russian Empire
  • Bipartisan budget agreement

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    I am pleased to report that last week, for the first time in five years, Congress agreed upon a federal budget.  The House of Representatives passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 by a vote count of 332-94.

     

  • Best wishes for a joyous Christmas

    Everywhere you look it is clear that Christmas is here. Christmas carols play on the radio, store windows are filled with elaborate displays, parades make their way down the street, and children line up to meet Santa Claus.

     

  • Christmas as I remember it

    By Steve Everett
    Forest

        With Thanksgiving  shortly behind and the constant and continual bombardment of “gotta do this, gotta do that,” I find comfort and joy that I can just pause and reflect a few moments on "Christmas As I Remember It.”
        Perhaps others of my generation who were privileged to grow up in the 1960s-70s era or maybe someone just a little bit older can relate to some of my memories.

  • 2013’s highlight: Painting Virginia Blue!

    Virginia is a blue state now
    It’s glorious for Democrats to be able to state that as simply as noting the color of the sky or the sea.
        Yes, with the Democratic sweep of the 2013 statewide elections, the “Old Dominion” is officially transformed. As I’ve said previously, this isn’t your grandaddy’s Virginia.

  • Polls deliver lumps of coal

        I don’t know what Santa Claus is bringing President Barack Obama for Christmas. Santa was here for the Elks National Home Christmas Lighting and stopped by the Bulletin to pick up some back issues. Our news stories have featured a few folks who I’m sure have made his “naughty” list. He did tell me that he isn’t bringing lumps of coal anymore, as coal is too expensive. This year, he’s bringing dirty socks.

  • Focusing on a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda

    Throughout the first session of the 113th Congress, the House of Representatives has continued to pursue an agenda designed to create jobs, end economic uncertainty, and make America more competitive in the global economy.