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Columns

  • This is ‘not the Virginia way’

        In a recent column, Governor Terry McAuliffe advocated Virginia fully embrace Obamacare by expanding Medicaid.  It is a position to which he is firmly committed, having pledged during last year’s campaign that he would “not sign a budget in Virginia unless the Medicaid expansion is included.”

  • Keep Body Camp open

    By Katie Baltzelle
    Body Camp

        I am here to represent Body Camp Elementary School, and our children.
        My son just finished his 4th year at BCES. A school where every teacher and staff member knows him by name. A school where the teachers have provided such efficient education, my son has made honor roll on every report card, every year he has been there, and also scored a 600 on his 3rd grade SOL. 

  • It’s the administration’s job to enforce the law

    For families across the nation, knowing that their communities are safe is a top priority. But, what happens when the President and his officials refuse to enforce our laws and release criminals onto our streets?

     

  • May monthly recap

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Communicating with the people of Virginia’s 5th District and hearing your feedback is very important to us. In order to ensure that we keep you up to date on what is going on from month to month, we record a monthly video address. You may watch the video address on our website at hurt.house.gov, and you may read the address below:

  • The Chocolate King

        Ukraine was supposed to have a presidential election last Sunday. As I’m writing this at the end of the week, I don’t know how that came off. Odds are it happened in most of the country, but not in the Donetsk or Lugansk provinces, which voted to secede two weeks earlier. Kiev doesn’t recognize that vote, but it appears that the folks running the show in those provinces are determined to prevent a vote from happening there.

  • Same-sex marriage: Facts are stubborn things

        The legal drive for same-sex marriage is marching throughout the land, as the state of Oregon became, last week, the 13th state in a row where judges ruled laws banning it to be unconstitutional.
        Forces of religion that seek political influence – meaning what we’ve always called “the religious right” – remain opposed to same-sex marriage on purely religious grounds. They don’t seem to understand that American courts don’t work for organized religion.

  • What’s best for everyone

    By Gov. Terry McAuliffe

        When I first made the decision to run for governor, I did so for a simple reason: I believed the knowledge and experience I have accrued from a lifetime in business could help me create jobs, grow and diversify our economy, and lead Virginia forward.

  • Giving thanks to our men and women in uniform

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    As we observe Memorial Day, we remember with gratitude all of those brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives while defending our great nation.  To all of those who are and have been members of our armed forces – thank you for all that you have given up in the name of American liberty.

     

  • Small businesses are the key to more jobs

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • New evidence warrants an investigation

        I’ve been wondering why “Democrats” seem to be almost hysterical about the House select committee that Speaker of the House John Boehner is setting up to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U. S. consulate in Benghazi that killed our ambassador to Libya, among other Americans. They seem like they are actually afraid of it and I wonder if  they know, or suspect, that there is a huge embarrassment for their party lurking out there, waiting to be discovered.