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Columns

  • If you want peace, prepare for war

        Last week, I questioned Hillary Clinton’s tough talk about the Middle East and Iran. While I question her sincerity, given her general lack of candor, I think every politician running for national office who wants to talk tough about our relationship with any part of the globe needs to also be a supporter of a strong military. In fact, every national politician should support a robust military force.

  • 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.

     

  • Protecting life from the start
  • Sanders offers LU new take on morality

        Bernie Sanders in Lynchburg, Va.? That’s an odd enough image and thought, but to see him at the national capital of “Christian conservatism,” Liberty University, well, that’s truly mind-blowing.
        But there he was, and he handled it brilliantly. Sanders accepted what is said to be a standing invitation at Liberty for presidential candidates of both parties. You couldn’t blame Democrats for saying “Why would we go?,” in light of what we know about politics at LU. But Sanders went.

  • A little streamlining may be in order

        Hillary Clinton, who remains the “Democratic” Party’s front runner, has taken a rather hawkish stance on Iran, although she’s done it in the context of her support of President Obama’s nuclear deal with the mullahs who run that country.  Clinton promises to take a hard line in dealing with Iran if American voters are foolish enough to elect her.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • 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. 

     

  • 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?